Friday, April 4, 2014

The 2014 Earthtemp network workshop 23rd-25th June, KIT, Germany

Posted on behalf Rosie Graves and Karen Veal

The EarthTemp Network aims to stimulate new international collaboration in measuring and understanding the surface temperatures of Earth. Motivated by the need for better understanding of how different types of measurements relate, including both in situ and satellite observations the network is international but funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council.
The 2014 meeting will bring together about 60 researchers from all over the world who specialise in different types of measurement of surface temperature. The meeting will be specifically designed to review the latest science of surface temperatures for Africa, identify future developments, and, importantly facilitate new connections and collaborations between researchers who may not normally meet. Therefore, the programme emphasizes activities that actively increase networking and interaction between the participants and that enable structured discussions towards the goal of identifying key research opportunities. A preliminary programme can be found at the EarthTemp Network website, follow the links to the ‘Annual themes and workshop’ link on the left hand side.
The meeting will be held on the 23-25th June 2014 at The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. Registration is free and lunch will be provided each day of the meeting, with a dinner on the Tuesday evening also included. If you are interested in attending this meeting please go to the to the EarthTemp webpage and follow links to the Annual themes and workshop. As places are limited we strongly encourage you to act quickly.
The workshop will be immediately followed by the GlobTemperature 2nd user consultation meeting in the same location, on the 25-26th June. GlobTemperature is a European Space Agency funded project to support the land surface temperature (LST) community to develop products and access mechanisms better suited to users. Participants at the EarthTemp workshop are very welcome to attend this meeting. More details can be found on the GlobTemperature website.