Presentations




Monday 20 March 2017

9:30am

12:10pm
Opening
Chair: Rune Floberghagen 
Chair: David J. Knudsen 
Chair: Tommaso Parrinello
 

Opening address by the President of the Canadian Space Agency Sylvain Laporte

Sylvain Laporte


Opening by the Director of ESA Earth Observation Programmes Josef Aschbacher

Josef Aschbacher


Opening address by the Director NASA Earth Science Division Michael Freilich

Michael Freilich


Welcome address by the Vice President of the University of Calgary Professor Ed McCauley

Ed McCauley


The Citizen Scientist - A New Era

Eric Frank Donovan


Keynote address by professor Andrew Shepherd on the impact of Cryosat for the understanding of polar regions in the context of global change

Andrew Shepherd


Address by professor Michael Sideris, President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, representing all Earth scientists around the globe

Michael Sideris


Status of the ESA Earth Explorer Missions

Mark Drinkwater

2:00pm

3:40pm
Session 1C - Mission Overview
Chair: Nic Mardle
Chair: Pascal Gilles
 

CryoSat Mission. 7 years in Operations: Status and Achievements

Tommaso Parrinello

Cryosat - Scientific Highlights

Andrew Shepherd


Cryosat - Validation Campaigns

 

Mark Drinkwater


CryoSat Product Evaluation & Evolution after 7-years in Operation

Jérome Bouffard


The Sentinel-3 Altimetry Land Mission: Overview and Status of Operations

Pierre Féménias

4:10pm

5:30pm
Session 1D - Sea ice records from missions
Chair: Rachel Tilling
Chair: Eero Rinne
 

Invited - Keynote: Understanding Inter-annual Variability, and Long Term Trends, in Polar Sea Ice using Satellite Laser and Radar Altimetry: Current Achievements and Future Prospects

Sinead Farrell


Monthly Variability of Sea Ice Thickness from CryoSat-2

Ron Kwok


Drop of Arctic Sea-Ice Growth in Winter 2015/16 Observed with Merged CryoSat-2/SMOS Data Record

Stephan Paul


Towards Climate Data Records of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Thickness from CryoSat-2 and Envisat Radar Altimetry

Stephan Paul

5:30pm

6:00pm
Poster Flash - Products, Technics and Tools
 

CryoSat Interferometer: End-to-End Calibration and Achievable Performance

Michele Scagliola


CryoSat SAR/SARin Level1b Products: Assessment of BaselineC and Improvements towards BaselineD

Michele Scagliola


CONFORM: CryOsat Netcdf FORmat Migration for Ice and Ocean Products

Marco Fornari


Transponder Calibration in SAR/SARIN Altimetry: from CryoSat-2 to Sentinel-3

Mònica Roca


Squeezing SARIn Capabilities for Complex Scenarios: L1 & L2 Processing Improvements

Mònica Roca


Broadview Radar Altimetry Toolbox

Marc Naeije

VtCryoSat

Guillaume Aurel


Sea Ice App

Anna Hogg

6:00pm

7:30pm
Welcome Reception & Poster Session



Tuesday 21 March 2017

8:30am

10:10am
Session 2A - Sea-ice thickness retrieval and validation #1
Chair: Thomas Armitage
Chair: Ron Kwok
 

Impact of Ice and Snow Properties on Freeboard Retrieval and Sea-Ice Thickness Calculation from ALS, ASIRAS and CryoSat-2

Jennifer King


Novel Measurements of the Snow Depth Distribtuion on Sea Ice in Support of Polar Altimetry

Sinead L Farrell


Deriving Snow Depth for Arctic Sea Ice Thickness Retrievals: Can We Trust Precipitation Estimates from Reanalyses?

Linette Nicole Boisvert


Consistent CryoSat-2/Envisat Waveform Interpretation Over Sea Ice

Stephan Paul


Validation Of CryoSat Sea Ice Thickness Retrievals

Christian Haas

10:40am

12:20pm
Session 2B - Sea-ice thickness retrieval and validation #2
Chair: Christian Haas
Chair: Amandine Guillot
 

Validation of CryoSat-2 Sea Ice Thickness with Upward-Looking Sonar Measurements in the Eastern Canadian Arctic

Ingrid Peterson


The Development of a Dynamic Snow Load for Cryosat-2 Sea Ice Thickness Retrievals

Rachel Tilling


Using Ice Thickness Distribution from Cryosat to Initialise Sea Ice Models

Michel Tsamados


A Physical Approach for Freeboard Computation from CryoSat-2

Pierre Thibaut


Retrievals of Lake Ice Thickness Using CryoSat-2

Justin Francis Beckers

2:00pm

3:40pm
Session 2C - New application frontiers over polar ocean
Chair: Michele Scagliola
Chair: Jerome Bouffard
Chair: Marco Fornari
 

Iceberg Detection and Analysis using Cryosat Modes

Jean Tournadre


Scientific Applications of Fully-Focused SAR Altimetry

Alejandro Egido


As Assessment of Sea Ice Freeboard Derived from Fully-Focussed SAR Altimetry

Thomas Armitage

Deriving IMO Polar Code Risk Index Outcome from Cryosat-2

Eero Rinne

An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art Mean Sea Surface and Geoid Models of the Arctic Ocean: Implications for Sea Ice Freeboard Derivation

Henriette Skourup

4:10pm

5:10pm
Session 2D - Application and validation over Ocean
Chair: Walter H F Smith
Chair: G. Costa
 

 

The Great Value of Cryosat-2 SAR-in for Coastal Sea Level Monitoring

Ole Baltazar Andersen

Evaluating the Performance of Sentinel-3 SRAL SAR Altimetry in the Coastal and Open Ocean, and Developing Improved Retrieval Methods – The ESA SCOOP Project

Jérôme Benveniste


Using Cryosat to Improve the Observation of Global Oceanic Internal Tides

Zhongxiang Zhao

5:10pm

6:00pm
Poster Flash - from Sea Ice to Ocean
 

Assessing IceBridge Snow Depth Retrievals over Arctic Sea Ice Using Estimates from Multiple Sources

Ron Kwok


Arctic Lead Detection using a Waveform Unmixing Algorithm from CryoSat-2 Data

Sanggyun Lee

Tuning SAR Processing to Measure Sea Ice Freeboard

Sara Fleury


Comparing Coincident IceBridge and CryoSat-2 Observations Over Sea Ice

Donghui Yi


Determing Arctic Freshwater Fluxes with Cryosat-2

Ole Baltazar Andersen


The Norwegian Coastal Current Observed by CryoSat2 SARIn Altimetry

Martina Idzanovic


GOCE and Cryosat-2 for Dynamical Coastal Topography and Tide Gauge Unification

Ole Baltazar Andersen


Coastal Altimetry from CryoSat-2

Luciana Fenoglio


Improved Oceanographic Measurements with CryoSat SAR Altimetry

Marco Restano

Quality Assessment of CryoSat-2 Ocean Altimetry

Marc Naeije


Global Evaluation Of The New CryoSat Geophysical Ocean Products

Chris Banks


Tropical Cyclones Above Australia During Last 12 Years

Liudmila Vanina-Dart

6:00pm

7:30pm
Poster Session & Drinks: same posters as during all poster sessions for abstract details please refer to Poster Session on Monday 20 March 17.50-19.00



Wednesday 22 March 2017

8:30am

10:10am
Session 3A - Ice Sheet elevation time records
Chair: Malcolm McMillan
Chair: Tommaso Parrinello
 

Invited - Keynote: Monitoring Antarctica's Ice Shelves and Active Subglacial Lakes with Satellite Altimetry

Helen Amanda Fricker


Ice Shelf Thickness Change from CryoSat-2

Anna Hogg


Elevation Changes of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 2013 to Present - CryoSat-2 vs. SARAL/ALtiKA

Sebastian B. Simonsen


Extending Antarctic Ice Shelf Height Change Time Series using Cryosat-2

Susheel Adusumilli


Satellite Altimetry of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets: 40 Years of Advances and Challenges

H Jay Zwally

10:40am

12:20pm
Session 3B - Ice Sheet retrieval and techniques
Chair: Andrew Shepherd
Chair: H Jay Zwally
 

Cryosat-2 and Sentinel-3 SAR-Mode Altimetry Performance over the Antarctic Ice Sheet

François Boy


Comparison of Interferometric and Non-Interferometric SAR Altimetry over Ice Sheets

Malcolm McMillan


Influence of Retracker on Ice-Volume and Mass Change Estimates of Greenland and Antarctica

Veit Helm

On a Path Towards the Reassessment of Antarctic Volume Change: Synthesis of ESA CryoSat-2 Radar and NASA Airborne and Satellite Laser Altimetry Observations

Johan Nilsson


Combining Data Sets to Improve the Vertical and Spatial Resolution of Cryosat-2 Elevation-Change Mapping.

Benjamin E. Smith

2:00pm

3:40pm
Session 3D - CryoSat2-IceSat2 synergy towards future polar missions
Chair: Tommaso Parrinello
Chair: Erik De Witte
 

ICESat-2, its Retrievals of Ice Sheet Elevation Change and Sea Ice Freeboard, and Potential Synergies with CryoSat-2

Thorsten Markus


Possible Extensions for the ESA Ice Mission CryoSat-2: Exploiting the CryoSat-2/ICESat-2 Synergies

Javier Sanchez


Continuation of Service for CryoSat using the Sentinel-6 Heritage Platform with an Interferometric SAR Altimeter

Bjoern Barthen


Evolutions of the SIRAL instrument for the Cryosat Follow-On mission

Yves Le Roy


AltiCryo: A CNES Altimetry Concept Study for Cryosphere Monitoring

Amandine Guillot

4:10pm

5:10pm
Session 3C - Brainstorming, User Feedback Session - Live Connection to Cryosat Campaigns
Chair: Tommaso Parrinello
Chair: Erik De Witte
Chair: Thorsten Markus
5:10pm

5:30pm
Poster Flash - Land Ice and Other
 

Elevation change of Antarctic ice shelves from 2011 to 2016 using CryoSat-2

Daehyeon Han


Comparison of Cryosat-2 Altimeter Data with ICESat-2 Simulator (SIMPL) Data over Western Greenland Outlet Glaciers

Gavin Christopher Medley


Analysis of the Complete Bouguer Gravity Anomaly and the Parker–Oldenburg Inversion for the Three-Dimensional Moho depth Model in the Central Alborz Structural Zone, Northern Iran

Soran Parang




Thursday 23 March 2017

11:15am

12:30pm
Session 4B - Cryosphere and Geodesy
 

Large Precipitation Event Influences Sub-Glacier Hydrology and Ice Flow of Recovery Ice Stream, East Antarctica

Indrani Das


Estimate of Regional Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in Antarctica Considering a Lateral Varying Earth Structure (ESA-STSE Project REGINA)

Jonathan L. Bamber


Arctic Gravity Field from Cryosat-2

Ole Baltazar Andersen


High-Resolution Mass Changes of the Greenland and Antarctica Ice Sheets from Combined CryoSat and GRACE Inversion

Rene Forsberg


High Mountain Asia Glacier Mass Balance Estimates Using Satellite Geodetic Observations

Jian Sun

2:00pm

3:20pm
Session 4C - Ice sheet dynamics
Chair: Anna Hogg
Chair: Laurence Gray
 

Measuring Surface Processes for the Interpretation of CryoSat-2 and IceBridge Altimetry in the Accumulation Zone of Greenland.

Santiago de la Peña


Swath Processing of CryoSat-2 for Improved Coverage of the Grounding Zone

Geoffrey Joseph Dawson


Fourteen Years of Subglacial Lake Activity in Antarctica from Multi-Mission Altimetry

Matthew R. Siegfried


Comparison of Regional Scheme Techniques for Estimating the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Land Ice Mass Changes from ICESat

Iliana Tsalis

3:20pm

3:40pm
Poster Flash
4:10pm

5:50pm
Session 4D - Ice-caps and Glaciers
Chair: Helen Amanda Fricker
Chair: Jonathan Bamber
 

Invited - Keynote: Monitoring and Modelling Glacier Changes in Western Canada

Shawn Marshall


Near Real-Time Mass Balance of Arctic Ice Caps from the CryoSat-2 Radar Altimeter

David Burgess


Validation of CryoSat-2 for Elevation-Change Detection Over Glaciers on Svalbard and Ice Rises in Antarctica

Geir Moholdt


Swath Processing of CryoSat-2 for the Study of Ice Caps and Mountain Glaciers

Noel Gourmelen


Cryosat-2 Altimetry of BC Coastal Mountain Glaciers

Jim Gower

5:50pm

7:30pm
Poster Session & Drinks: same posters as during all poster sessions for abstract details please refer to Poster Session on Monday 20 March 17.30-19.00



Friday 24 March 2017

8:30am

9:30am
Session 5A - Glaciers: multisensor observations and simulations
Chair: David Burgess
Chair: Rene Forsberg
 

Challenges and Approaches to Altimeter-Data Analysis of Rapidly Changing and Heavily Crevassed Glacier Systems: The Bering Bagley Glacier System, Alaska, During Surge in the View of CryoSat-2, ICESat-2 and Airborne Altimetry

Ute Christina Herzfeld


Numerical Experiments of Surface Crevassing during the Surge of the Bering-Bagley Glacier System in 2011-2013 and Sensitivity to CryoSat-2 Processing

Thomas Trantow


Calibration and Use of the Interferometric Mode of the CryoSat Radar Altimeter to Measure Height Change in the Periphery of the Greenland Ice Cap

Laurence Gray

9:30am

10:10am
Seed questions & QA
10:40am

11:40am
Session 5B - Hydrology
Chair: Karina Nielsen
Chair: Pierre Féménias
 

Markov Random Field Based Waveform Retracking Solved by the Graph Cuts Technique

Omid Elmi

Water Level Estimation Along The Mekong River Using Cryosat-2 SAR Multi-Look Stack Data

Eva Boergens


General Evaluation of the Performance of CryoSat-2 over Inland Water

Karina Nielsen

11:40am

12:20pm
Seed questions & QA


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