10th EARSeL workshop on Land Ice and Snow

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere:
methods and applications from regional to global scale

06 - 08 February 2023, Bern, Switzerland

Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to attend the 10th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), which will be held at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland, from 06 - 08 February 2023.


Bern – capital of Switzerland and UNESCO world heritage

With the current anthropogenic warming, the cryosphere is changing. There is a significant retreat and mass loss of glaciers in all mountains of the world. Moreover, Arctic sea ice, seasonal snow cover and permafrost are highly affected by the current and projected climate warming, which may result in significant changes of global atmospheric circulations as stated by the latest IPPCC AR6. Monitoring the cryospheric components and their behavior provides not only an effective indicator of climate change but allows to analyze the effects of these changes on water resources, ecosystems, and socioeconomic processes. Furthermore, remote sensing data are of great benefit to improve and validate climate models.

This workshop will focus on the latest developments in remote sensing of land ice and snow. Presentations are encouraged on all fields of research and applications with the focus on snow and ice as proxy for a changing cryosphere, methods for retrieving cryospheric parameters from various types of remote sensing data, theoretical basis of inversion methods and their application, state of the art of retrieval algorithms including deep learning, data assimilation of remote sensing data and in situ observations in process models, and current and planned sensors for snow and ice. Half of a day will be dedicated to the activities from ESA (CCI+) and EUMETSAT.

Papers will be presented orally and as posters. Contributions must comply with one of the workshop topics specified below. Please indicate under which session topic your contribution shall be presented.

Preliminary session topics

Keynote Speakers:

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Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Zuhal Akyurek Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Julia Boike AWI, Helmholtz-Center for Polar- and Marine Research, Germany
Dr. Sari Metsämäki SYKE, Finland
Dr. Colleen Mortimer Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada
Dr. Kathrin Nägeli University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rodica Nitu Global Cryosphere Watch; WMO
Dr. Claudia Notarnicola EURAC, Italy
Dr. Céline Portenier University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Patricia de Rosnay ECMWF, Int
Dr. Gabriela Schwaizer ENVEO, Austria
Dr. Anna-Maria Trofaier Climate Office, ESA
Dr. Helga Weber University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Clare Webster University of Oslo, Norway

Organisation Committee

Dr. Stefan Wunderle University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Céline Portenier University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Helga Weber University of Bern, Switzerland
Sonia Dupuis University of Bern, Switzerland
Elias Frey University of Bern, Switzerland
Heide Bierbrauer EARSeL secretary