Workshop on "Remote sensing in oxygen absorption bands" 2024

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts in satellite and ground-based remote sensing, specialists in radiative transfer, and developers of retrieval algorithms for different applications, to inform each other about state-of-art methods and observations related to oxygen absorption bands in the solar spectral range. After the first workshop held in 2016, the second workshop will consider progress in measurements and modelling of oxygen absorption bands used for remote sensing of clouds, aerosols, and trace gases.


The workshop will have the format of a 3-day plenary meeting from Wednesday 29 May to Friday 31 May 2024, with oral presentations and posters. There will be sufficient time for discussions. (Virtual access to the meeting will not be provided.)

See the dedicated programme page for the full programme.

Workshop topics

  • Spectroscopy of oxygen absorption bands

  • Radiative transfer modelling of oxygen absorption bands

  • Information content of oxygen absorption bands

  • Retrieval and inversion methods

  • Satellite observations of oxygen absorption bands

  • Ground-based observations of oxygen absorption bands

  • Future instruments and satellite missions

  • Applications of oxygen absorption bands, e.g. Cloud height, Aerosol height, Surface pressure, Light path statistics, Light path correction for CO2 and CH4 retrievals, Validation of cloud and aerosol height retrievals.

Time schedule

3 November 2023 First announcement -- download PDF
9 January 2024 Second announcement with call for abstracts -- download PDF
1 February 2024 Opening of registration
29 February 2024 Abstract deadline (extended)
1 April 2024 Third announcement with programme
1 May 2024 Registration deadline
29 - 31 May 2024 Workshop

Abstract submission and registration

Abstract submission is open from 15 December 2023 up to 29 February 2024 (extended).

Registration for participation is possible from 1 February up to 1 May 2024.

The registration fee is 50 euro, and includes the cost for coffee and lunches; payment details will follow.

Participants are required to fund their own travel and accommodation costs.

Social events

29 May Icebreaker at the poster session
30 May Workshop dinner -- separate booking and price TBD
31 May Retirement reception for Piet Stammes