Hosted by Michigan State University

The purpose of the 7th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop is to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture observations. The workshop series is unique as it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers with the aim of deriving and exploiting soil moisture from passive and active microwave satellite missions\sensors (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMRS-2, Sentinel-1, NISAR,  and other legacy missions) as well as optical instruments (e.g., MODIS, Sentinel-2, and others).

The following research questions will be addressed during the 7th workshop:

  • What are the needs of the stakeholders for satellite soil moisture data and how does this influence validation?
  • How can the validation community evolve with the rise in the number of products being generated?
  • What is the future for soil moisture monitoring from space and in situ?
  • Any other relevant topics.

The 7th workshop follows up those held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York (USA, in 2016), at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria, in 2017), at George Mason University (USA, in 2018), and CNR in Perugia (Italy, in 2022).

Important Dates:

May 24, 2024 --- Abstract submission closes

May 28, 2024 --- Author notification

May 28, 2024 --- Registration closes

May 28, 2024 --- Final schedule posted

June 4-6, 2024 -- Workshop

Tentative Agenda

Day 1: June 4

9 – 10:30 a.m. - Inauguration and oral presentations
10:30 – 11 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Oral presentations
12:30 - 2 p.m. - Lunch
2 – 3:30  p.m. - Oral presentations
3:30 –  3:45 p.m. - Break
3:45 –  4:50 p.m. - Poster presentations
Dinner on your own

Day 2: June 5

9 – 10:30 a.m. - Oral presentations
10:30 – 11 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Oral presentations
12:30 - 2 p.m. - Lunch
2 – 3:30  p.m. - Oral presentations
3:30 –  3:45 p.m. - Break
3:45 –  4:50 p.m. - Poster presentations
Dinner on your own

Day 3: June 6

9 – 10:30 a.m. - Oral presentations
10:30 – 11 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Oral presentations
12:30 - 2 p.m. - Lunch
2 – 3:30 p.m. - Concluding Remarks and Discussions

Lodging Information:

If you require lodging, there is a room block available at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center until May 18, 2024. The room rate under the block is $128 a night. Please call 517-432-4000 to book your room. The group block code is: 2406MSUEXT.

You may also book online through the following steps:

To book your lodging visit: https://bookings.kelloggcenter.com/search-rates

  • Enter the dates you wish to stay
  • Please be sure to change the selection from promotional code to group code to ensure the special rate can be applied.
  • Enter 2406MSUEXT in the group code to receive the discounted rates.

If you require a special government rate exemption please call the hotel at 517-432-4000 and indicate you are with the 7th Satellite Soil Moisture and Application Workshop and provide your government credentials and they will honor the government rate for you.


Supported by

NASA and European Space Agency

Local Organizing Committee (Michigan State University)

Narendra N. Das
Gurjeet Singh
Vikas Rai
Preet Lal
Arunav Nanda
Siddesh Mane

Scientific Advisory Board

Narendra Das, Michigan State University
Wolfgang Wagner, Vienna Technical University
Michael Cosh, USDA-ARS
Nazzareno Pierdicca, University of Rome
John Bolten, NASA-GSFC
Alexander Gruber, Vienna Technical University
John Qu, George Mason University
Carsten Montzka, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Rajat Bindlish, NASA-GSFC
Klaus Scipal, ESA
Dara Entekhabi, MIT
Luca Ciabatta, Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica
Mahta Moghaddum, University of Southern California
Luca Brocca, National Research Council, Perugia, Italy
Seungbum Kim, NASA-JPL/CalTech
Zhiliang Zhu, USGS

Registration
Cost:
$275 - Participants
$75 - Students

Registration for 7th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 28, 2024.

Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts for 7th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop is open.

Call for abstracts closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 24, 2024.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Narendra Das at dasnaren@msu.edu or 517-614-7758.