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Call for abstracts: ESA CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop and 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

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The ESA CCI Soil Moisture team is keen on your feedback to constantly improve the data set and also see its various applications. Thus, we invite you to participate to our upcoming workshops in 2017.

The  next  CCI  Soil  Moisture  User  Workshop will  be  held  at  the  University  of  Technology  in  Vienna on 18th  September  2017. Users from any relevant application area are invited to present their experiences with the CCI soil moisture data at the user workshop and provide ideas for future product improvements.

The following 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, to  be  held  from  19th  to 20th  September  2017 also at  the  University  of  Technology  in  Vienna,  aims  to  discuss  and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data.

Previous Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application workshops were  held  at  the  European  Space  Agency  in  Frascati  (Italy,  in  2013), at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam (Netherlands, in 2014) and at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York (USA, in 2016). The workshop series is unique in that it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from both passive and active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMSR-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions).

The goal of the last Soil Moisture User workshop, held from 28th to 29th April 2016 at the premises of ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands,  was  to  update  key  users  on  the  latest  status  and  future plans, provide hands-on information about the EODC facilities and its role within the CCI, support cross ECV activities and learn from  experiences  to  further  improve  the  dataset.  The research  interests of the 25 workshop participants that came from the U.S., China and Europe cover most of the GEO societal benefit areas with a focus on climate, water, agriculture, disasters and weather. The outcomes  of  the  workshop  and  user  feedback  will  be  taken  into  account for future product updates.

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