Earlinet 2014

11th Earlinet General Assembly 5-7 May 2014

Registration deadline: 28 April 2014 (for catering purposes)

NOTE: 5 May is a holiday in Ireland. Thus, some travel and other services may be restricted.

Conference day one: Monday 5 May 2014

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm

  • Lunch

2:30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

  • EARLINET GA (open to all EARLINET members)
  • Welcome and intro Gelsomina + local host
  • Status of the nextwork (Gelsomina and Adolfo). [Specific feedback will be asked to the stations in the next days]
  • Reporting procedure (Giuseppe)
  • Guidelines for new stations (Doina)
  • EARLINET IPR (presentation of the EARLINET document by the Council, discussion and vote)
  • QA instruments status (including eventual technical discussions if needed) (Volker)

Conference day two: Tuesday 6 May

9:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

  • EARLINET GA (open to all EARLINET members)
  • data base (status, developments including discussion for new products and external visibility, QA for data) [Gelsomina, Holger, Lucia]
  • website [Gelsomina]
  • SCC status (including HoI) [Giuseppe, Holger B.]
  • Paper guidelines /Data policy (Lucas)

2:30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

  • AMT SI status (Albert and Gelsomina). no need for specific presentations
  • Strategy for joint publications (including scientific presentations of general interest for the network) Vassilis will chair
  • Next GAs/workshops/conferences Gelsomina (30 min max)

Conference day three: Wednesday 7 May

9:00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.


  • Welcome / Main objectives of the workshop (Gelsomina Pappalardo)
  • ADM-Aeolus - Getting ready for launch and the scientific exploitation (Anne Grete Straume)
  • Aerosol products from the future space lidar mission ADM Aeolus (Pauline Martinet)
  • EarthCARE status (Tobias Wehr)
  • Discussion

10:30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

  • Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

  • EarthCARE aerosol products (Dave Donovan)
  • EARLINET in brief, status and its importance for cal/val activities (Gelsomina Pappalardo)
  • Validation of CALIPSO using EARLINET (Lucia Mona)
  • Discussion

12:30 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.

  • Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

  • Aerosol typing from EARLINET and CALIPSO - Results from the ESA-CALIPSO study (Ulla Wandinger)
  • LIVAS atmospheric database (Vassilis Amiridis)
  • Final Discussion: EARLINET's role in the validation and scientific exploitation of the ADM-Aeolus and EarthCARE missions (Chair: Ulla Wandinger)

3:30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.

  • Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. 

  • Visit to Cork lidar station/ Tour of campus

End of Earlinet GA and ESA workshop

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