LSA SAF User Training Workshops
6th Workshop
EUMETSAT Land Surface Analysis
Satellite Applications Facility (LSA SAF)
2015 User Workshop

1st Announcement and Call for Papers

Place: University of Reading, Reading, UK
Date: 08-10 June 2015
  • LSA SAF product characteristics and performances, and expected evolutions;
  • Recent advances in remote sensing techniques relevant to terrestrial surfaces, land-atmosphere interactions, and related applications;
  • The use of multi-sensor/ multi-platform, multi-temporal approaches to maximize information over heterogeneous or rapidly changing surface types;
  • New developments ongoing or envisaged for the exploitation of current and future sensors relevant to the above;
  • Applications of land surface products: examples, opportunities, challenges and statements of needs and user requirements

To download the 2015 LSA SAF User Workshop First Announcement please click here.

For registration, please follow the link:
2015 LSA SAF User Workshop registration (deadline 27th April)

For further information about Workshop Venue, accommodation and travel information please click here.

Details about the programme of the workshop here.

5th Workshop
Place: Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Date: 17-19 June 2013
  • Retrieval and validation of land surface parameters from Remote Sensing Data
  • Applications of remotely sensed land surface parameters in
    • Monitoring of Vegetation and Wild Fires
    • Surface Radiation Budget
    • Water Management and Hydrology
    • Land Surface Modelling

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4th Workshop
Place: Météo-France Conference Centre, Toulouse, France
Date: 15-17 November 2010
  • Forest and Vegetation Monitoring
  • Vegetation Carbon Cycle and Fire
  • Water Fluxes and Snow
  • Earth radiation budget

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3rd Workshop
Place: IM, Lisbon
Date: 4-6 June 2008
Sesson 1 : Agriculture and forest applications
Sesson 2 : Surface carbon and water fluxes
Sesson 3 : Surface radiation budget

2nd Workshop
Place: IM, Lisbon
Date: 8-10 March 2006
1.  Current and future activities
  • Scientific validation of products
  • Archiving and dissemination (e.g. EumetCast, GTS, Internet)
  • Performance and quality control
2.  The Land SAF assets for GMES
  • Geoland
  • GEMS
3.  Interfaces with other programmes and projects
  • with National Weather Services (NWP, Climate, Extreme events)
  • within the SAF Network (e.g. OSI, Climate, Nowcasting, Hydrology)
  • with other satellite programmes (e.g. MODIS, NOAA, SMOS, VEGETATION)
  • with WMO programmes (e.g. GCOS)
4.  Applications of LSA SAF products
  • Agriculture and forestry (e.g. crops, wildfires, frost)
  • Hydrology (e.g. floods, droughts)
  • Vector diseases
  • Other
5.  Working Groups and Round Table