9th EARSeL workshop on Land Ice and Snow

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere: Monitor what is vanishing

03 - 05 February 2020, Bern, Switzerland



Participants of the 9th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow 2020 in Bern, Switzerland

Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to attend the 9th 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 03 - 05 February 2020.


Bern – capital of Switzerland and UNESCO world heritage

The cryosphere of the Earth is undergoing dramatic changes. Glaciers are retreating at accelerated rate and snow cover distribution and duration is changing with many significant side-effects (run-off, permafrost, albedo, etc.). Remote Sensing can provide the required data to study these changes of the cryosphere.

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, 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:

Social events

EARSeL Snow'n Ice WS fun run

EARSeL 9th snow'n ice WS fun run shirt

We offer a privately organized fun run (6.6km) along the river Aare in Bern on February 4, 2020. Start time at workshop center is 7:00 am and we will be back at around 7:45. After the fun run you can enjoy coffee, fruits, water and croissant. A unique running shirt will be printed for You as a nice souvenir of this event. A (very) limited amount of showers is available at the Institute.

If you are interested to be an early bird and enjoy running in the morning, we ask you to register and confirm to sign the liability exclusion. Furthermore, send us the needed size of the running shirt (male/female/div; XS, S, M, L) and bring 25 Euro / 25 Swiss Francs cash, which includes the organization of the guided running event, shirt and refreshments. Due date to register by email: Thursday, 16. January 2020.

Liability exclusion (PDF, 83.2KB)

Fun run course along the river Aare (JPG, 263KB)