About the Conference

The Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes of the European Space Agency is pleased to invite you to join the 

Proba-1 CHRIS end of mission Workshop 

on 18-19 January 2024 in Ghent (Belgium).

Proba-1 group picture


October 2023Registration opening
13/11/2023 23:59 CETAbstract submission deadline
27/11/2023Confirmation of abstract acceptance
09 12/01/2024 15:59 CETRegistration deadline


Please find below the draft agenda of the workshop

Oral presentation will be grouped in:

General presentations
Results from Proba-1 CHRIS data usage
Proba-1 CHRIS data with other hyperspectral missions
Toward a Proba-1 CHRIS Analysis Ready Dataset

Thursday 18 January Presenter  
13:00 - 13:55 Registration and Welcome Coffee

14:00 - 15:30SESSION 1: Proba-1 General Presentations

History of the programme: from the conception in late 90s, through the operational programme
Mike Cutter

Falling between the cracks: the story of Proba-1 CHRIS' early struggle for survival
Malcolm Davidson

Overview of Proba-1 CHRIS data acquisition for the scientific community over the mission lifetime
Tim Pearson

Proba-1: An exceptional journey for a small satellite
René Wittman

Proba-1 CHRIS: 20 Years Of Operations
Robert Fletcher
Airbus UK 
15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00
SESSION 2: Results from Proba-1 CHRIS data usage

CHRIS-Proba images to map inundation levels
Ricardo Díaz-Delgado
Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC

Using CHRIS PROBA Data for Forest Disturbance Mapping
Lachezar Filchev
Space Research and Technology Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (SRTI-BAS)

How CHRIS-PROBA images can be used for new aquatic applications
Héloïse Lavigne
Royal Belgium Institute Of Natural Sciences
17:30 - 18:15
SOCIAL EVENT: Departure in front of the Marriott Hotel with 2 boats (40 min) (Watertoerist)

18:30Departure towards Gravensteen Castle (10 min walk)

18:40 - 19:30Welcome Reception

19:30 - 21:30


Friday 19 January Presenter Organisation
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 10:30
SESSION 3: Toward a Proba-1 CHRIS Analysis Ready Dataset

CHRIS Proba-1 Reprocessing Campaign to Generate Analysis Ready Data
Sam Lavender
Telespazio UK

Open discussion

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30SESSION 4: Proba-1 CHRIS data with other hyperspectral missions

ESA Sentinel User Preparation initiative and upcoming Fixed Call for Proposal
Anke Schickling

From CHRIS to CHIME: a journey into Europe's imaging spectrometers
Marco Celesti/Jens Nieke

CHRIS Proba-1 Cross Mission Calibration
Sam Lavender
Telespazio UK
12:30 - 13:55Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 15:30Final discussion

15:30Coffee Break and Workshop Closure

Organising Committee

Christian Baijot (ESA)
Roberto Biasutti (ESA)
Steven Bogaerts (BELSPO)
Mike Cutter (SSTL)
Robert Fletcher (Airbus Defence and Space UK) 
Henri Laur (ESA)
Sam Lavender (Telespazio UK)
Tim Pearson (RSAC)
Chiara Stellani (Randstad)

CHRIS image of Copenhagen in 2020

Scientific Committee

Ferran Gascon (ESA)
Giuseppe Ottavianelli (ESA)
Sabrina Pinori (SERCO IT)
Sam Lavender (Telespazio UK)

Proba-1 multiview image taking



Contact us

For additional information about the event please contact:

ESA Conference Bureau

Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
00044 Frascati (RM) Italy

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