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Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

10th-13th May 2016
Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic

Co-organized by ESA, CliC

Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

Recent advances in Earth observation (EO) satellites have enabled improved observations of several key parameters governing important cryosphere processes. Current ongoing and future missions, as well as historical EO mission data, offer an exciting panorama for new scientific developments and discoveries in cryospheric science. The full exploitation of this capacity by the scientific community requires coordinated research efforts to develop robust EO-based products and facilitate their integration into suitable modelling systems aiming at better characterising the different processes in the cryosphere domain and the interactions among the cryosphere, the atmosphere and the oceans.

The purpose of this topical conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.