Institute Events

Location -
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017 10:00 am - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:00 am
Duration: 2 Days 1 Hour
Local Section: London*
Location: NPL Teddington

The objective of this ESA-sponsored workshop is to bring together the world's expertise in Earth surface (Land, Water, Ice) temperature measurements under the auspices of Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) to review the current state of the art in measurement accuracy for satellite validation. The workshop will consider the outputs and results from the recent CEOS comparison of fiducial reference measurements/instruments and will look to conclude with the development of an internationally coordinated strategy to ensure that the global reference measurement infrastructure is adequate to meet the future needs and aspirations of all users.

The workshop takes place at NPL, Teddington, UK, and is free to attend. It will consist of both oral and poster presentations and facilitated discussion structured into six half-day sessions:

Session 1:
Science requirements for LST, IST and SST applications: climate, meteorology and oceanography
Session 2:
The space based element: current and future sensors capabilities and challenges
Session 3:
Metrological framework: traceability and uncertainty, sampling and scaling, representativeness
Session 4:
Post-launch validation: performance, traceability and uncertainty of field/aircraft deployed radiometers
Session 5:
Post-launch validation: non-returnable measurement systems
Session 6:
Establishing a sustainable framework of measurements to ensure fit-for-purpose data to meet the needs of society

The deadline for submitting a short extract has been extended. If you would like to submit a short abstract (~300 words) for consideration by the international scientific committee, please contact:  by 8 September 2017.

Forthcoming Events – three most immediate

  • Enquiries should be directed to:
    Stuart Wilson
    Central North-West section 2017 Annual Dinner Thursday 26 October 6:00 PM Click Here For more Details - pdf 2017 CNW Annual Dinner Mail Shot (277 KB)  
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    InstMC Awards Night Lecture 1 - Thursday 26 October 2017 Thursday 26 October 6:00 PM Awards Night Lecture 1 will be held by Prof. Danielle George, MBE. Danielle George is Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Manchester. She gave the 2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures "how to hack your home". She also developed a robot orchestra, for which she received the 2016 Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for public promotion of engineering. Thursday 2...
  • Enquiries should be directed to:
    Colin Mather
    Teesside: A Journey from Laboratory to Industry Thursday 26 October 6:00 PM Technical Lecture @ Teesside University, Centuria Building. 5:30 for 6pm. Presented by Dr Philip Taday, Ph.D., M.Inst.Phys., C.Phys Head of Applications and Principle Scientist at TeraView Limited “A Journey from the Laboratory to Industry”   The story of bringing a new imaging technology to the market place. The application of terahertz pulsed imaging in the following industries:- Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor.  ...