Earth Observations for Water Cycle Science 2020 – online event – 16-18 Nov 20

Objectives

  • Reviewing the latest advances and results in the use of EO technology to monitor and characterise the different components of the water cycle.
  • Reviewing the progress and latest results in water cycle research with major focus on EO- advances in the domain of water and energy cycle, water cycle in climate, hydrology, hydro-climatic extremes and water resources and climate adaptation, water-energy-food nexus.
  • Exploring the latest advances in novel EO technologies, mission concepts, new mission ideas and future EO missions under preparation by space agencies and industry
  • Identifying the major scientific challenges, observation gaps and research needs for the coming years
  • Identifying the coming opportunities offered by the increasing international EO capacity from space in synergy with in-situ observations, citizen science, advance modelling, new technologies and interdisciplinary research
  • Exploring effective mechanisms to promote networking and collaborative research in global water sciences, bringing together different expertise, data and resources in a synergistic manner ensuring that the final result may be bigger than the sum of the parts
  • Advancing towards the definition of major scientific priorities in water cycle research that may drive scientific activities of ESA and other partners in the coming years

Topics

  • Future EO missions and coming observing capabilities of the water and energy cycle
  • Advances in EO geophysical retrievals, algorithms and products over land, ocean and atmosphere, fluxes and transports
  • Advances in water cycle sciences, process understanding and water climate research
  • Hydro-climate extremes characterisation and prediction
  • Water-energy-food nexus and water for the food baskets of the world
  • Regional water cycle and hydro-climatic regional initiatives
  • Water resources and climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Water research and novel technologies. (e.g., AI, data intensive science, citizen science, big data,…)

Abstract submission by 21 Sep 2020

 

More info at http://eo4water2020.esa.int/

 

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