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CEOI Challenge Workshop – Current and Future Challenges in Calibration of EO Instrumentation

Tuesday 20th November 2012, Watson-Watt Conference Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories

The Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation (CEOI) will be holding its next Challenge Workshop – Current and Future Challenges for EO Instrumentation Calibration on Tuesday 20th November 2012 at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Oxfordshire.

Accurate calibration both pre- and post-launch and on board the spacecraft is fundamental to physical measurement from EO sensors.  Inadequacies and variability in end-to-end calibration quality and traceability can compromise the utility of long-term measurement series for climate research. Both climate research and science missions require stable, consistent, repeatable, accurate calibration of sensors, preferably referenced to SI standards.

This CEOI Challenge Workshop will explore ways of addressing these problems by identifying calibration issues of sensors currently in development or scheduled for imminent launch, as well as issues which we anticipate will be important for future missions and instruments. Areas such as laboratory, in-orbit, and field cal/val will be covered. We expect a good mix of attendees from the science, government, industry and other stakeholder communities.

Further information on this Workshop and a draft agenda are available on the CEOI website via the following link

To register contact Niki Legge at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: email or telephone 01235-445621. If you require overnight accommodation please inform Niki, who should be able to arrange rooms at the nearby Cosener’s House (in Abingdon ~8 miles) on a first-come, first-served basis. Details of Cosener’s House can be found at