Monday, February 27, 2012

Symposium: 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

In a city where sea level is of particular significance, a scientific conference on the radar that records sea-surface height will be held in September. The deadline for abstract submissions for the symposium in Venice, Italy, on two decades of radar altimetry is fast approaching.

The "20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry" Symposium will be held at the Venice Convention Centre Palazzo del CasinĂ³ from 24 to 29 September 2012.

Organised in collaboration with the French space agency, CNES, the symposium is open to all scientists interested in radar altimetry – the measurement of global sea surface, land and ice height by spaceborne sensors.

During the symposium, participants will focus on the challenges overcome to develop our current understanding of Earth’s surface variations observed by altimetry. Future developments to advance our understanding of oceans, coastal processes, the cryosphere and other themes will also be discussed.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is just around the corner. Interested parties need to send in their ideas for oral and poster presentations by 1 March for the Scientific Committee’s review. For more information, visit the symposium website.

The event takes place just after the 20-year anniversary of the launch of the first European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS-1, and of the joint CNES and NASA mission TOPEX/Poseidon – both missions carried radar altimeters.


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