20th GHRSST International Science Team Meeting (G-XX)

Event Date(s):

Monday 3rd June 2019 -
Friday 7th June 2019


ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

The 20th GHRSST International Science Team Meeting (G-XX) will be hosted by ESA at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 3rd to 7th June 2019.

This year marks the 20th meeting of the GHRSST International Science Team (G-XX) and this is a great opportunity to have a forward-looking meeting focusing on innovation and challenges to develop the future perspective for GHRSST - most notably with respect to the mix of microwave and thermal infrared satellite capability.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Bring together scientific and operational SST users and producers to review progress and achievements of SST science and applications within the GHRSST framework;
  • Forward-look towards future innovation and challenges for GHRSST and the SST community over the next 20 years;
  • Be Open to everybody but especially to SST experts and the international community actively involved in SST science and applications;
  • Use plenary discussions and keynote talks to tackle specific issues, as well as poster sessions/interactive presentations to promote further discussions.

Objectives and Themes:

  • Shape the next 20 years of sea surface temperature measurements from space;
  • Focus on future innovation, challenges and technologies;
  • Multi-sensor synergies: Altimetry, SAR, salinity, ocean colour, scatterometery;
  • Exploitation of SST by users and review of their requirements;
  • Role of the new “Big Data” and AI approaches within GHRSST;
  • Improve GHRSST to better serve applications operational and scientific community;
  • The need to focus on SST science, the core of GHRSST;
  • ESA Φ-Lab will actively be involved for an exciting meeting with new sensors, new approaches (e.g. High-Altitude Platform Sensors) and where we want GHRSST to be in 2030.

G-XX will be followed immediately after its closure by the 8th CEOS SST-VC meeting.  This is to enable SST-VC members to collate all the scientific and technical progress from the week and develop a coherent strategy for the year ahead, linking GHRSST and CEOS to advance the needs of SST users around the world.

Scholarships: several EUMETSAT Copernicus scholarships are available to help graduate students and early post-doctoral researchers in the field of ocean remote sensing to attend GHRSST XX. For full details please see GHRSST_scholarships_2019 . If you wish to apply, please submit your Scholarship Letter-of-Motivation - 2019 not later than 29 March 2019.

All details for submitting abstracts, registering for the meeting, venue, etc., are included in the G-XX meeting website hosted by ESA ESRIN (http://ghrsst-xx.esa.int/index.php).


Deadlines summary:

  • Abstract submission opening 21 December 2018
  • Registration opening 21 December 2018
  • Abstract submission closing 29 March 2019
  • Scholarship submission closing 29 March 2019
  • Notification of acceptance 15 April 2019
  • Preliminary programme 15 April 2019
  • Registration closes 31 May 2019
  • Release of final programme at the conference