Meetings: Other

July 23-28, 2017
Fort Worth, TX USA
http://www.igarss2017.org/
The 2017 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) was held in Fort Worth Texas, and the theme for the meeting was "International Cooperation for Global Awareness". The symposium included presentations on salinity for SMAP and Aquarius. IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). View the agenda.
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May 22-26, 2017
Woods Hole, MA USA
http://web.whoi.edu/salinity-workshop/
In late May 2017, a five-day workshop was held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Oral and poster presentations focused on the following topics: (1) Salinity and the water cycle - trends and variability; (2) Remote sensing of salinity and other water cycle variables; (3) In-situ salinity measurements; (4) Synthesis of salinity measurements (Remote, in-situ, etc.); (5) Salinity process studies; (6) Freshwater discharges from land and ice; (7) Salinity processes in models; and (8) Challenges of future salinity observing, including new techniques and sustainability.
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April 23-28, 2017
Vienna, Austria
https://egu2017.eu/
Aquarius-related papers presented at the 2017 the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) addressed salinity, atmospheric corrections, and the calibration and validation of L-Band radiometer instruments. The meeting was held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 23-28 April 2017, and was open to the scientists of all nations.
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July 10-15, 2016
Beijing, China
Aquarius-related papers presented at the 2016 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. The theme for the meeting was "Advancing the Understanding of Our Living Planet" and took place in Beijing, China. IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). View the agenda.
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April 11-14, 2016
Espoo, Finland
http://www.microrad2016.org/
The 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016) took place April 11-14, 2016, on Aalto University Campus, Espoo, Finland. The meeting covered wide radiometry applications and fields such as soil moisture and state, ocean salinity, cryosphere, ocean dynamics, sounding, radiometer calibration, radio frequency interference issues, and new technologies. MicroRad 2016 is sponsored by the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Aalto University.
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July 26-31, 2015
Milan, Italy
https://www2.securecms.com/IGARSS2015/Welcome.asp
Aquarius-related papers presented at the 2015 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (theme: "Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life") included new methodologies, assessment of salinity data accuracy, estimation of water cloud parameters, influence of ice thickness on brightness temperatures, and data validation. IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). View the program guide book.
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April 12-17, 2015
Vienna, Austria
http://www.egu2015.eu
Aquarius-related papers presented at the 2015 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly addressed air-sea fluxes, near-surface salinity stratifications, sensor capability and atmospheric corrections, data validation, and more. The EGU General Assembly is the largest geosciences meeting in Europe and covers all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. View the scientific program.
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January 4-8, 2015
Phoenix, AZ USA
https://annual.ametsoc.org/2015/
The 2015 95th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting explored how to collaborate and innovate to develop - and ultimately deliver - actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation's safety, health, and prosperity. Aquarius-related papers from this meeting addressed mission status, science results, data validation, and the SPURS program. View the scientific program.
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November 26-28, 2014
Exeter, United Kingdom
http://smos-sos.org/presentations-ocean-salinity-science-workshop
The Ocean Salinity Science and Salinity Remote Sensing Workshop was held at the Met Office in Exeter, United Kingdom from 26-28 November, 2014.

The objectives of the meeting were to:
  • Review the progress in our understanding of ocean salinity and associated processes
  • Present the status of satellite remote sensing of sea surface salinity and its contribution to ocean science
  • Explore techniques and challenges associated with the use of salinity data in ocean models
  • Identify the most promising future applications for satellite-derived estimates of sea surface salinity
  • Review user requirements for future satellite-derived estimates of sea surface salinity
  • Prioritize future activities for ocean salinity science
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July 13-18, 2014
Quebec, Canada
https://www2.securecms.com/IGARSS2014/Welcome.asp
Aquarius-related papers presented at the 2014 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (theme: "Energy and our Changing Planet") covered applications such as radio frequency interference, soil moisture, mapping of the DOME-C area (Antarctica), ocean salinity and stratification. IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). View the technical program.
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March 24-27, 2014
Pasadena, CA USA
Fifteen papers related to Aquarius were presented at the 2014 MicroRad, a meeting for the microwave radiometry community to present new designs, research results, technological advances and unique innovations in the field of passive microwave remote sensing. These papers covered applications such as soil moisture, flood monitoring, radio frequency interference, roughness correction, ocean salinity, sea ice thickness, and calibration efforts. MicroRad is sponsored by the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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July 21-26, 2013
Melbourne, Australia
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6704876
The theme of this year's Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) was "Building a Sustainable Earth Through Remote Sensing". Aquarius-related papers covered applications such as inter-comparison with SMOS, sea surface salinity wind and roughness corrections, seawater permittivity model functions, radio frequency interference, and mapping of the DOME-C area (Antarctica). IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).View the technical program.
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July 22-27, 2012
Munich, Germany
http://www.igarss2012.org
Eleven papers related to Aquarius were presented at the 2012 Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) whose theme was "Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth". These papers covered applications such as radio frequency interference, soil moisture, topographic signatures, sea surface salinity and retrieval algorithms, experimental T-S diagram development, correlations with SMOS, and instrument calibration. IGARSS is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). View the program guide.
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March 5-9, 2012
Rome, Italy
http://www.geok.it/microrad2012/download/call-for-papers.pdf
The 12th Specialist Meeting addressed the latest developments and advances in the field of microwave radiometry for Earth remote sensing. Seven papers related to Aquarius were presented at this conference, including Aquarius initial results, retrieval algorithms, seawater dielectric constant measurements, soil moisture retrieval simulation, and other topics. View the Call for Papers.
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