Workshop 2022

  • CEOS-WGCV - SAR Subgroup
  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • Working Group on Calibration and Validation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
Workshop Announcement - October 18-21, 2022 Montreal, Canada

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV), SAR Subgroup, Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2022 (CEOS SAR WGCV 2022) will be held at the Canadian Space Agency Headquarter's Conference Centre, from October 18 to 21, 2022. The workshop will be an in-person event.

For coming to Canada, please consult the following link regularly, as modalities may change:

The Workshop's objective is to provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current and future issues related to the calibration and validation of space borne SAR sensors and data products.


Venue Location

  • Canadian Space Agency Headquarters (John H. Chapman Space Centre)
  • 6767 Route de l'Aéroport, Longueuil, QC J3Y 8Y9, Canada


The final Program of the Workshop is available here

Contributions will be welcome on the topics below:

  • Calibration of running missions
  • Calibration of future missions
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Calibration/validation targets and sites
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Innovative SAR instrument concepts
  • Processing algorithms
  • InSAR and Calibration
  • Polarimetry/Compact Polarimetry
  • Cross-calibration/validation
  • Analysis Ready Data
  • Space-based and ground-based RFIs
  • AI for Cal/Val

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submissions: Extended to September 9, 2022
Notification of presentation acceptance: September 23, 2022
Deadline for Workshop registration: Extended to September 26, 2022
CEOS SAR WGCV Workshop: October 18 – 21, 2022


There is no registration fee. Registration to the Workshop can be made through an email to the Workshop secretariat at: before registration closes on September 26, 2022.

When registering, please provide the following information:

  • Name: non-Canadian participants must provide their full name, date of birth, country of origin and passport number at the time of their registration. Passport will be required to access the CSA premises;
  • Address;
  • Organization;
  • Indicate whether you plan to submit an abstract and give a presentation;
  • At any time after your registration, please notify us if you need to cancel your participation.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Those willing to contribute to the Workshop through a presentation are required to submit an abstract of the intended topic, which will be reviewed by the Workshop's science committee. Contributors will then be notified of the acceptance of their contribution for a presentation at the Workshop. Abstract will be used to finalize the Workshop's program.

The abstract should:

  • Be written in English;
  • Not exceed one page, in letter (8.5 X 11 inch) or A4 format;
  • Include a header with the following:
    • Title;
    • Name(s) of author(s) [please indicate last name in capital letters];
    • Institutional affiliation;
    • Complete mailing address;
    • Underline the name of the corresponding author;
    • In bold, indicate the name of the presenting author;
    • Email address of corresponding author.

A general MS Word abstract template is available here.


Organizing Committee
  • Bruce Chapman (NASA JPL)
  • Dirk Geudtner (ESA)
  • Stéphane Cote (CSA)

Science Committee

  • Bruce Chapman, NASA-JPL
  • Dirk Geudtner, ESA
  • Keith Morrison, Reading University
  • Manfred Zink, DLR
  • Ron Caves, MDA
  • Alberto Moreira, DLR
  • Ridha Touzi, NRCan
  • Ramon Torres, ESA
  • Christoph Gierrull, DND DRDC
  • Stéphane Cote, CSA


Please email your questions to the Workshop secretariat at

Suggested Accommodations

Below are suggested hotels in Montreal's South Shore area, most of which are at within a 25 to 35 min. drive to/from the CSA headquarters (maybe longer during rush hours).

By public transit, with the CSA being in a remote area, expect a one-way commute of about 50-70 minutes. You can check Hotel-to-CSA and CSA-to-Hotel public bus itineraries and transit times here: Trip Calculator - RTL (, using a hotel address below.

Below you will also find tips to nearby areas of potential interest and restaurants.

  • Sandman Hotel Montreal-Longueuil (3-start hotel)
  • 999 Rue de Sérigny, Longueuil, QC J4K 2T1
  • +1 450 670 3030
  • Sandman Hotel Montréal-Longueuil web site
  • Driving directions to the CSA.
  • Public transit itinerary:
  • Morning: Bus route 28, about 45 minutes.
  • Afternoon: Bus route 28, about 47 minutes. 
  • Tips: Next door to the Longueuil metro station, providing easy access to downtown Montreal, old Montreal and its Old Port area across the river. The adjacent Longueuil bus station can provide choices to grab a quick bite, but Old Longueuil on St Charles St. (or Montreal across the river) is a sure bet for food and walking.
  • Hotel Mortagne (4-star hotel)
  • 1228 Rue Nobel, Boucherville, QC J4B 5H1
  • +1 450 655 9966
  • Hotel Mortagne web site
  • Driving directions to the CSA.
  • Public transit: see options with Trip Calculator - RTL (
  • Tips: Located in a suburban restaurant district. From there, driving backcountry roads (where some of the RCM point targets are deployed) lead to the Canadian Space Agency Headquarters. From this hotel, an easy drive along De Mortagne boulevard will also lead you to Boucherville's newest district, on Lionel-Daunais St., with its cafés, parks and restaurants.

Other suggested accommodations in areas with amenities and restaurants:






Visiting the CSA

Please arrive on Tuesday October 18 no later than 8:45 am.

Every morning, upon arriving at the CSA headquarters:

  • If you are coming by bus: Proceed to the visitor's entrance by foot (left side of the guard station when facing it), and tell the guards that you are a participant to the CEOS SAR Workshop. You will need a photo ID to access the premises.
  • If you are coming by car or taxi/ride share service: Proceed to the visitor's entrance by car (leftmost lane, by the guard station), and tell the guards that the passengers of the vehicle are participants to the CEOS SAR Workshop. Each passenger will need a photo ID to access the site. If coming by car, you will be directed to a parking lot area.

Then proceed to the main entrance (the large rotunda). Inside the Rotunda, you will be directed to the CEOS SAR WGCV Workshop registration table. At this point, passport will be required for foreign nationals.