Workshop 2024

  • CEOS-WGCV - SAR Subgroup
  • The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • Working Group on Calibration and Validation
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Subgroup
Workshop Announcement - November 12-15, 2024

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) SAR Calibration and Validation Workshop 2024 (CEOS SAR Cal & Val 2024) will be held from 12 to 15 November 2024, in Ahmedabad, India, at the Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre (to be finalized), and will be hosted by Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad.

The event is planned to be in-person, with remote participation in exceptional cases only.

The workshop’s objective is to provide an open forum for the presentations and discussions related to the following topics:  

  • Calibration of Running Missions
  • Calibration of Future Missions
  • Calibration of Airborne/UAV SAR Systems
  • Calibration Methodology and Techniques
  • Calibration/Validation Targets and Sites
  • Calibration Requirements and Definitions
  • Innovative SAR Instrument Concepts
  • Processing Algorithms (SAR, InSAR, Polarimetry, Tomography)
  • InSAR Calibration and Verification
  • InSAR Altimetry Calibration and Validation
  • Polarimetry/Compact Polarimetry Calibration
  • Calibration of Multi-channel and DBF Systems
  • Cross-Calibration and Verification
  • Analysis Ready Data Products
  • Space-based and Ground-based RFIs
  • Use of AI for Cal/Val and SAR System Monitoring
  • SARCalNet
  • AIS-based Validation of SAR-based Vessel Detection and Velocity Estimation
  • Calibration of SAR System Parameters for Geophysical Applications (e.g. sea surface height, radial ocean current velocity, terrain surface deformation, biomass/forest structure, soil moisture etc)

Please save the following Important Dates:

Abstract Submission open: 1 June 2024
Deadline to abstract submissions: 16 August 2024
Notification of presentation acceptance: 27 September 2024
Deadline for presentation upload: 11 November 2024
Registration open: 1 June 2024
CEOS SAR WGCV Workshop: 12 – 15 November 2024

Location: Crowne Plaza Ahmedabad City Centre (to be finalized), Ahmedabad, India

Abstracts may be mailed to:

Additional information on the abstract submission guidelines and meeting registration (links), as well as the venue, accommodation options, and visa support letters will be coming soon.

For detailed questions, please contact: Shweta Sharma (, with cc to

Kind Regards,

The CEOS SAR Cal & Val Workshop Organizing Committee

  • Shweta Sharma
  • Bruce Chapman
  • Stephane Cote
  • Dirk Geudtner