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MERIS (A)ATSR Workshop 2005 - Programme

Keynote speeches are highlighted in red
Day 1, Monday 26 September 2005
Opening Session
Official Welcome ESA
Workshop Objectives and Organisation

P. Regner
Opening Session Chair:
MERIS/(A)ATSR User Workshop Objectives and OrganisationPeter Regner (ESA)
Envisat Mission, Ground Segment, Meris and (A)ATSR Instrument Status Chair: P. Lecomte/P. Goryl
Status of the Envisat MissionHenri Laur (ESA ESRIN)
Envisat user services and data distributionSimon Jutz (ESA ESRIN)
AATSR/MERIS processor history and reprocessingPhilippe Goryl (ESA ESRIN)
MERIS L1 and L2 processingLudovic Bourg (ACRI-ST)
The MERIS Instrument and its PerformanceSteven Delwart (ESA-ESTEC)
The AATSR Sensor and its PerformanceChris Mutlow (CCLRC/RAL)
Science with (A)ATSR and MERIS Chair: M. Doherty/M. Rast
InterCalibration of AATSR and MERIS reflectancesDavid Smith (CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
Recent and potential scientific achievements of the (A)ATSR SeriesDavid Llewellyn-Jones (University of Leicester)
Open Ocean Monitoring with MERISAndre Morel (Observatoire oceanologique de Villefranche)
MERIS for coastal zone applications: past achievements, future prospects.Jim Aiken (CASIX)
MERIS for land applicationsNadine Gobron (JRC)
MERIS for atmospheric applicationsJurgen Fischer (FUB)
Day 2, Tuesday 27 September 2005
Clouds and aerosols Chair: J. Fischer/J-P. Muller
Cloud parameter retrievals from ATSR-2Caroline Poulsen (Rutherford Appleton laboratory)
Evaluation of MERIS aerosol products for national and regional air quality in AustriaRobert Höller (Federal Environment Agency)
Establishing the GLOBCARBON cloud detection system over land for the second Along Track Scanning RadiometerStephen Plummer (IGBP)
An intercomparison of cloud-top heights and amounts from ATSR2 from stereo photogrammetric and the radiative transfer Optimal Estimation algorithmsJan-Peter Muller (University College London)
Synergy of AATSR and SCIAMACHY for cloud thermodynamic phase determinationAlexander Kokhanovsky (University of Bremen)
Contrails from (A)ATSR dataHermann Mannstein (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt)
Clouds and aerosol, continued Chair: J. Fischer/J-P. Muller
Intercomparison of Nadir and Limb Cirrus Properties Retrieved from Coincident AATSR and MIPAS DataGraham Ewen (University of Oxford)
Cloud detection with MERIS using oxygen absorption measurements Rene Preusker (Freie Universität Berlin)
Retrieval of Aerosol Properties over Land and Water using (A)ATSRGerrit de Leeuw (TNO)
Aerosol over land with MERIS, present and futureRichard Santer (Université du Littoral)
GlobAEROSOL - A unified, global aerosol dataset from MERIS, (A)ATSR and MSG SEVIRIGareth Thomas (University of Oxford)
Tools and Services Chair: G. Corlett/P. Regner
(A)ATSR series archive at the NEODCMatt Pritchard (CCLRC/RAL)
Delivering AATSR data to Australian usersMatt Paget (CSIRO)
DISMAR: Data Integration System for Marine Pollution and Water QualityTorill Hamre (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center)
GRID on-Demand Services for MERIS and AATSR Pedro Goncalves (ESA ESRIN)
The Use of Knowledge-Driven Information Mining to Provide New Services for Enhanced Use of MERIS DataMihai Datcu (DLR - German Aerospace Center)
Beam - the ENVISAT MERIS and AATSR Toolbox Norman Fomferra (Brockmann Consult)
Poster Session
Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces
The relationship between snow cover and climatic parameters at Mt Hermon, IsraelMichal Sherman (Ben Gurion University)
Dynamics of the Ashdod-Nizzanim Coastal dunes from ERS imagery, aerial photographs, and ground measurements Karin Ardon (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Forest Biomass Estimation Using Satellite Data Federico González-Alonso (INIA)
Use of MERIS Data for Land Cover and Sea Phenomenon Mapping in the North of Algeria: First Results Youcef Smara (Faculty of Electronics and Computer Science/USTHB)
Land use classification in the Argentinean Pampas from Meris-Envisat imageryCarlos Marcelo Di Bella (INTA)
Vegetation assessment in East Africa using MGVI and Red Edge Position from ENVISAT MERIS data Doris Klein (University of Bonn)
Atmospheric correction of MERIS data over perialpine regionsDana Floricioiu (University of Innsbruck)
The potential of the MERIS sensor for soil organic matter estimation of arable agricultural land in Mediterranean EuropeKristin Boettcher (Joint Research Centre Ispra)
GLOBCOVER Processing ChainMarc Leroy (Medias-France)
Calibration and filtering of ATSR-2 and AATSR World Fire Atlas dataDiane Defrenne (Serco)
The GLOBCARBON Initiative: Massive Multi-Sensor, Multi-Year, Multi-Product ProcessingGeert Borstlap (VITO)
Volcanoes Monitoring by Infra-RedOlivier Colin (ESA/ESRIN)
Application of MERIS Data for Agriculture and Marshland AreaKatarzyna Dabrowska - Zielinska (Institute of Geodesy and Cartography)
Deriving Land Cover Information over Siberia: Comparing Results from MERIS and MODISRoman Gerlach (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
Analysis of AATSR sensor to fire parameterisation: an application in ChinaCristina Moclán (University of Valladolid)
Remote Sensing of Open Ocean and Coastal Waters
A new aerosol climatology for MERIS atmospheric correction over water using ground based measurements of the solar extinction and of the sky radiances Richard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Mapping and Comparison of Different Sensors' Geophysical Products in the Eastern Black Sea RegionAbdulaziz Guneroglu (Karadeniz Technical University)
Synergetic use of ocean colour (MERIS) and sea surface temperature (AATSR) for a study of variations in total and new primary production in upwelling areas: Application to the Benguela ecosystemAna Silió (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV))
Operational use of MERIS data for the French naval forcesStéphanie Vrac (SHOM)
Inter-comparison of MERIS, POLDER 2,3 and SeaWIFS ocean colour products using same match-ups with SIMBADA radiometersDidier Ramon (HYGEOS)
Suspended matter and gelbstoff in the Wadden Sea investigated with optical remote sensing and in situ methodsNina Gemein (Universitaet Oldenburg)
Cold Water Run-off along the Primorye Coast in the East (Japan) Sea and Relation to Sea IcesKyung-Ae Park (Research Institute of Oceanography)
Comparisons of Phytoplankton Concentrations from MERIS and SCIAMACHY MeasurementsAstrid Bracher (University of Bremen)
Application of Clustering Techniques to Multispectral Optical Data Over the OceanMargaret Joseph (University College London)
Determination of parameters which control the primary production by phytoplankton in the German Bight using MERIS and AATSR dataRoland Doerffer (GKSS Research Center)
International application of AATSR data within the GHRSST-PPCraig Donlon (GHRSST-PP/Met Office)
Representation of climatically important current boundaries in satellite datasetsSimon Good (University of Leicester)
Evaluation of the potentialities of the TSM concentration calibrated data from MERIS for coastal protection studiesAna Teodoro (Faculty of Science University of Porto)
A history of remotely sensed and insitu measurements of chlorophyll in the Gulf of AqabaAlexander Dadashev (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) on a Regional Scale (Tuscan Archipelago) from AVHRR and MERIS Data Maurizio Tommasini (University of Florence)
Remote sensing of Coast of Maharashtra State(West coast of India)Balasaheb Kulkarni (The Institute of Science)
Optical and biogeochemical measurements in support of MERIS instrument in open ocean ultra-oligotrophic watersHervé Claustre (Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche)
Environmental Information System for Harmful Agal Bloom Monitoring in Chile, using Earth Observation, Hydrodynamic Model and In Situ Monitoring DataCristian Puga (Hatfield Consultants Ltd.)
Remote Sensing of Clouds and Atmosphere
A semiparametric approach for particule matter predictionRichard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Envisat: Taking a good look at Atlantic stormsGraham Quartly (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Spectral index and band setting for aerosol remote sensing over landRichard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Derive aerosol phase functions from sky radiance measurements in the frame of MERIS aerosol remote sensing validationRichard Santer (Université du Littoral)
GRAPE Cloud Parameters used for Climate Model ValidationSamuel Dean (University of Oxford)
Inter-comparison of MERIS and GOME atmospheric products: preliminary results.Stefano Casadio (SERCO)
Cloud detection for MERIS multispectral imagesLuis Gomez-Chova (University of Valencia, GPDS)
A pragmatic solution for cloud detection and removal in MERIS Reduced Resolution dataFranck Ranera (SERCO)
An operational algorithm and processing system for the retrieval of stereo-ATSR2 derived cloud-top heights and cloud amountJan-Peter Muller (University College London)
Retrieval of atmospheric parameters from MERIS data over landLuis Guanter (University of Valencia)
Validation of Aerosol Optical Thickness Retrieved by BAER in the Mediterranean AreaWolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene (University of Bremen)
A generic procedure to develop cloud screening algorithms for land products. Application to the MERIS sensorMarie Weiss (Noveltis-INRA)
Standard aerosol model families used for atmospheric correction: How comparable are they? How valid are they?Richard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Estimation of FINE and COARSE Aerosols from MERIS/ECMWF dataBernd Piesik (German Aerospace Center)
Products, Tools, Services
Level 3 Products using MERIS land products: Implementation and Production in Grid On-Demand projectNadine Gobron (EC-JRC)
Comparison of vegetation photosynthetic activity estimated from MERIS FR data using the FAPAR-BEAM processor, in-situ measurements and a 3-D radiation transfer model: Case of a poplar site in Northern ItalyNadine Gobron (EC-JRC)
Observing the Ocean from Envisat: A UNESCO-Bilko teaching module demonstrating the synergistic use of data from Envisat sensors to study oceanographic phenomena.Valborg Byfield (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Calibration and Validation Support SystemCarsten Brockmann (Brockmann Consult)
The ENVISAT MERIS 'Image of the Day' Visual Archive Michael Paperin (Brockmann Consult )
Using (A)ATSR in cross-calibrating other sensors for GHRSST-PPChristopher Merchant (University of Edinburgh)
MERCI - MERIS Catalogue and InventoryCarsten Brockmann (Brockmann Consult)
The Current Status of the AATSR Processing Algorithms and Data ProductsAndrew R. Birks (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
MERIS Level 3 Value Added Product Production Line for Regional Full Resolution Products of Europe. CAT1 project 1413 - GEMEL3Carsten Brockmann (Brockmann Consult)
Evaluation of the Performance of MERIS Spectrometer Data in Snow Cover Monitoring in the Boreal Forest BeltMiia Eskelinen (Helsinki University of Technology/TKK)
DUP-DUE projects as an incentive to use MERIS ands AATSROlivier Arino (ESA ESRIN)
HiProGen Pilot - a Level 3 product generation service from the UK-PACThomas Lankester (Infoterra Ltd.)
DISPRO - a portal for integrating EO products in a distributed GIS.Éamonn Ó Tuama (University College Cork)
Estimating Aerosol parameters from MERIS ocean colour sensor observations by using topological mapsJulien Brajard (LOCEAN)
Use of ENVISAT Multi-Sensor Data for Global Land Cover Determination.Hervé Trebossen (ESA ESRIN)
Day 3, Wednesday 28 September 2005
Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Chair: D. Llewellyn-Jones/A. Morel
The measurement of climate change using data from the Along-track Scanning and Advanced Very-High Resolution RadiometersSimon Good (University of Leicester)
Validation of ENVISAT AATSR using the ISAR radiometer in Biscay and Western ApproachesCraig Donlon (Met Office)
Sea surface temperature for climate from the ATSRsChristopher Merchant (University of Edinburgh)
Diurnal variability of the sea surface temperatures measured by AATSR and MTSAT in the Australian region.Ian Barton (CSIRO)
Validation of (A)ATSR sea surface temperature observationsAnne O'Carroll (Met Office)
MEDSPIRATION : A European Contribution to the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project (GODAE/GHRSST)Jean-Francois Piolle (IFREMER)
Ocean Colour I Chair: A. Morel/D. Llewellyn-Jones
MERIS for Case 2 WatersRoland Doerffer (GKSS-Research Centre)
Status of MERIS Validation Activities at BOUSSOLEDavid Antoine (CNRS)
An evaluation of MERIS primary products at a coastal site in the northern Adriatic SeaGiuseppe Zibordi (Joint Research Centre)
Performance of the atmospheric correction of MERIS data over northern European watersCarsten Brockmann (Brockmann Consult)
Validation of the MERIS atmospheric correction over water using ground based measurements of the solar extinction and of the sky radiances Richard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Ocean Colour I, continued Chair: A. Morel/D. Llewellyn-Jones
Regional chlorophyll retrieval algorithms for North Sea waters: intercomparison and validationSteef Peters (IVM)
New Fluorescence algorithms for the MERIS sensor Yannick Huot (Laboratoire d'oceanographie de Villefranche)
Extraction of the chlorophyll-a in vivo fluorescence signal from the remotely sensed reflectance spectrum measured in coastal watersMarcel Babin (CNRS / UPMC)
Spectra of Intense Plankton Blooms Detected by MERISJim Gower (Institute of Ocean Sciences)
Land Products Chair: M. Rast/J. Moreno
The new AATSR LST Product: Status and Future DevelopmentsJose Sobrino (University of Valencia)
Validation of FAPAR products derived from MERIS dataNadine Gobron (EC-JRC)
Evaluation and applications of the MERIS Terrestrial Chlorophyll Index (MTCI)Jadunandan Dash (University of Southampton)
MERIS land products: principles and evaluation of performancesFrédéric Baret (INRA-CSE)
Day 4, Thursday 29 September 2005 - Building 14
Ocean Colour II Chair: J. Aiken/J. Gower
Atmospheric correction over coastal and inland waters: Doing better with MERIS?Richard Santer (Université du Littoral)
Algorithms for the atmospheric correction and the retrieval of constituents in case 2 waters with MERIS-BEAMRoland Doerffer (GKSS Research Center)
Regional MERIS Level 2 Algal Products Developed and Validated in the Skagerrak Sea and Norwegian Coastal WatersKai Sorensen (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)
Mapping water constituents concentrations in estuaries using MERIS full resolution satellite dataDavid Doxaran (Laboratoire d'Oceanographie de Villefranche)
Retrieval of the penetration of light, horizontal and vertical visibility in coastal waters from ocean color remote sensing dataMaéva Doron (ACRI-ST/LOV)
Ocean Colour II, continued Chair: J. Gower/J. Aiken
Use of ocean colour observations to support the Water Framework Directive implementationOdile Fanton d'Andon (ACRI-ST)
Automatic near-real time mapping of MERIS data as input to a phytoplankton classifierJamie Shutler (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
An early warning algal bloom system combining remote sensing and in situ data is developed for coastal waters off Norway through the DISMAR projectKai Sørensen (Norwegian Institute for Water Research)
MERIS monitors algae blooms to early detect possible harmful bloomsLasse H. Pettersson (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center)
Coral Reef Habitat Mapping with MERIS and HyperionArnold Dekker (CSIRO)
Lakes Chair: R. Doerffer/K. Sorensen
Advances in phytoplankton mapping in inland waters using MERISRamón Peña-Martínez (Centre for Hydrographic Studies - CEDEX)
Monitoring water quality of the perialpine Italian Lake Garda through multi-temporal MERIS dataGabriele Candiani (National Research Council)
Using MERIS data for the retrieval of Chl-a, CDOM and TSS values in the Gulf of Finland and Lake LohjanjärviSampsa Koponen (Helsinki University of Technology)
presented by Timo Pyhälahti (Finnish Environment Institute)
An inverse Case 2 water algorithm applied to the North Sea and Lake Ladoga.Are Folkestad (NERSC)
Ocean Colour IIIChair: K. Sorensen/R. Doerffer
Temporal Development of Water Constituents in the Baltic Sea during 2004Harald Krawczyk (German Aerospace Center)
Ocean Color remote sensing in high latitudes: sensitivity study of the effects of sea ice on the retrieval of bio-optical propertiesSimon Bélanger (Lab. Oceano. Villefranche-sur-mer)
The Use of MERIS for Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring in the Southern BenguelaStewart Bernard (University of Cape Town)
Atmospheric Internal Solitary Waves Observed by MERIS/ASAR Over the Mozambique Channel, East Africa.Jose da Silva (University of Lisbon)
presented by Mr. Jorge Magalhães, University of Lisbon
Day 4, Thursday 29 September 2005 - Building 1 Room Magellan
(A)ATSR Land Surface Temperature Chair: J. Moreno/J. Sobrino
Validation of Land Surface Temperatures derived from AATSR data at the Valencia test siteCesar Coll (University of Valencia)
Satellite retrievals of land surface temperature from AATSR, SEVIRI and MODISElizabeth Noyes (University of Leicester)
ATSR-2 and AATSR World Fire Atlas products, validation, consistency and statisticsOlivier Arino (ESA ESRIN)
Cross-Correlation between World Fire Atlas and environmental classificationsDiane Defrenne (SERCO)
AATSR derived Land Surface Temperature over heterogeneous areasGillem Soria (University of Valencia)
An experimental study of angular variations of brightness surface temperature for some natural surfacesJuan Cuenca (University of Valencia)
Land Atmospheric Correction Chair: J. Sobrino/J. Moreno
AATSR Atmospheric Corrections over LandPeter North (University of Wales)
Aerosol Optical Thickness Retrieval Over Land: the Atmospheric Correction Based on the MERIS L2 ReflectanceWolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene (University of Bremen)
An autonomous method for MERIS aerosol correction from the spatial and the spectral variation in the visible and near infrared: inversion based on artificial neural networksDavid Béal (INRA-CSE)
Retrieval of surface reflectances in the framework of the MERIS GLOBAL LAND SURFACE ALBEDO MAPS projectThomas Schroeder (Free University of Berlin)
presented by Prof. Juergen Fischer (FUB)
Algorithm for MERIS land surface BRDF/albedo retrieval and its validation using contemporaneous EO data productsJan-Peter Muller (University College London)
Land Cover Mapping Chair: F. Baret/R. Santer
Tracking land cover change in the Motueka catchment using ENVISATDavid Pairman (Landcare Research)
Landcover Dynamics in the Niger Inland Delta (Mali) - A Classification Approach for MERIS Data Ralf Seiler (TU Dresden)
Sub-pixel regional land cover mapping with MERIS imageryRaul Zurita Milla (Wageningen University)
Land Biophysical Products Chair: R. Santer/F. Baret
Improved estimates of vegetation biophysical variables from MERIS TOA images.Claire Lauvernet (INRA-CSE)
The GLOBCARBON Initiative: Multi-sensor estimation of global biophysical products for global terrestrial carbon studiesStephen Plummer (IGBP)
Estimation of vegetation fluorescence from MERIS dataLuis Guanter (University of Valencia)
Multi-temporal Biophysical Parameters Retrieval from MERIS-FR Data in Agricultural Areas M. Carmen Gonzalez (CESBIO)
Urban Monitoring at a Regional Scale Based on MERIS and ASAR dataLuis Gomez-Chova (University of Valencia, GPDS)
Day 5, Friday 30 September 2005
Session 11: Closing sessionChair: Y.-L. Desnos/P. Regner
Report from opening sessionM. Rast (ESA)
Report on Clouds and Aerosols sessionJ.-P. Muller (Chair)
Report from 'Land' sessionJ. Moreno (Chair)
Report from Ocean Colour Sessions I, II and IIIJ. Aiken (Chair)
Future Prospects for EO Exploitation in ESAM. Doherty (ESA)
ESA's Sentinel-3: An Operational Oceanography and Land Surface Mission for GMESM. R. Drinkwater (ESA ESTEC)
ClosingP. Regner (ESA)

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