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July 11, 2018
Participation in European Lidar Conference
  • Lidar technology
    • Spectroscopic lidar measurements: the opportunity to extend lidar remote sensing with laboratory spectroscopic techniques
    • Lidar in near- or mid- infrared: new developments in detector technology
    • High spectral resolution UV lidars for aerosol profiling: interferometric and absorption-based technique.
  • Lidar algorithms and data products
    • Synergistic product evaluation from lidar and passive and active sensors
    • How Depolarization ratio measurements can support aerosol and cloud typing and their quantitative estimation
    • Smoothing and filtering as a practical and important issue for lidar retrieval approaches.
    • Novel Space-based lidar algorithm approaches for cloud and aerosol properties and wind retrievals.
  • Lidar applications
    • How do lidar measurements help characterizing radiative and microphysical properties of aerosols and their interaction with clouds
    • How do lidar measurements contribute to the monitoring of greenhouse gases
    • How do lidar measurements contribute to the study of other climate parameters (e.g. water vapour, ozone and temperature)


  • Challenges: Quantifying lidar data uncertainties
    • Lidar uncertainty assessment – understanding the different contributions to the overall measurement uncertainty and the separation of random and systematic effects.
    • How can the traceability and quality of lidar measurements be established through calibration and intercomparison exercises?
    • Pieces and steps towards a complete, standardized error calculation for lidar measurements and products. How to combine them? Which are missing?
  • Open topic: The status of European lidar activities and missions 30 years after Bilan Energetique du Systeme Tropical (BEST)
    • Coupling between dynamics, aerosol and the water cycle in the atmosphere: the complementarity of lidar, radar and passive remote sensing observations
    • Aeolus, EarthCARE and MERLIN; The status of European lidar technology for space, challenges, and next steps
    • Harmonisation of long-term aerosol datasets from ground and space for climate research