-The ESA-CliC Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 is co-organized by ESA and CliC

ESA-CliC pictureThe ESA-CliC Earth Observation (EO) and Cryosphere Science 2016, to take place from May 10 to 13, 2016, will be held in Prague Conference Centre, Prague, Czech Republic.

The Conference will be organized as a special event of the 2016 ESA Living Planet Symposium (LPS) to be held from May 9 to 13, 2016. The Conference scientific committee will be included in the LPS one with the same role as before. The organizing committee will be part of the LPS programme committee defining the programme of the conference, in this case, the Cryosphere special event.

As you may know, four years ago, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project of the WCRP and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) organised the first EO and Cryosphere Science Conference in the European Space Agency Research Institute (ESRIN).

After four years this meeting will be organized again, looking for a wide discussion and networking forum for the cryosphere, climate, hydrology, modelling and EO communities to review the latest advances in the use of EO for cryosphere science and discuss the main scientific opportunities and research challenges for the future.

The purpose of this topical conference, jointly organised by ESA and CliC, is:
-to assess recent progress in the full range of cryosphere relevant EO-based observations and techniques;
-to review the major scientific advances in cryosphere science;
-to discuss the challenges and opportunities in cryosphere science offered by the new generation of EO satellites as well as the major observational gaps for the coming decades;
-to consolidate a scientific roadmap outlining the main priorities and challenges for the cryosphere community in terms of novel observations, enhanced EO-based products and techniques and innovative scientific results.

The organising committee would like to invite you to participate and contribute to the 2016 Conference.

Please, submit your abstracts before October 16, 2015, using the dedicated link on the ESA Living Planet Symposium Website. Ensure to select “Cryosphere” as theme for your abstract. For more information on the event, visit the ESA-CliC Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 website.