Program

Monday 04 June – Adamas Conference Center (Milos)
10:00 – 12:00 Registration at Milos Conference Center – Adamas Milos
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome by local organizer (G. Tzeremes – ESA)
13:15 – 13:30 Overview of workshop objectives and Chair assignments (U. Singh – NASA)
13:30 – 15:00 Strategy of Space Agencies:

Jean-Yves Le Gall, President (CNES)

Toshiyoshi Kimura, Director, Sensor Systems Research Group (JAXA)

Upendra Singh, Technical Fellow for Sensors and Instrumentation (NASA)

Philippe Goudy, Head, Earth Observations Programs (ESA)

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 17:05 Session 1: Topography, Cryosphere and Biomass (Chair: T. Kimura, Jaxa)

15:15-15:45 : Development and Flight Qualification of the Global Ecosystem Dymanic Investigation GEDI Laser Transmitters, A. Yu et al., NASA

15:45-16:05 : Multi-footpring Observation Lidar and Imager (MOLI), D. Sakaizawa et al., JAXA

16:05- 16:35 : BepiColombo mission and BELA lidar Altimeter, F. Giannini et al., ESA

16:35 – 17:05 : Lessons learned during the design, build and qualification of the lasers for ICESAT-2, F. Hovis, Fibertek, Inc

17:05 – 17:35 Panel Discussion and summary of Session 1
17:35 – 21:00 Icebreaker
Tuesday 05 June – Adamas Conference Center (Milos)
08:30 – 10:30 Session 2: Greenhouse and Trace Gases Measurements (Chair: P. Flamant, LATMOS)

08:30 – 08:50 : CO2 Sounder Lidar Measurements of Column Concentrations in Recent Airborne Campaigns, and for Space, Mark Stephan et al., NASA

08:50 – 09:10 :  Merlin mission level 1 and level 2 data processing, P. Clemence et al., CNES

09:10 -09:30 : Integration of an Airborne IPDA Lidar for Simultaneous and Independent Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Water Vapor Measurements, U. Singh et al., NASA

09:30 – 09:50 : IPDA LIDAR and DIAL systems for remote sensing of CO₂ and H₂O, W. Gerd et al., DLR

09:50 – 10:10 : Laser Technology Developments at ONERA for Greenhouse gases space Lidars, M. Ajmal et al., ONERA

10:10 – 10:30 : Frequency stabilized seed lasers for CO2 Dial systems, S. Schilt et al., UoN

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Panel Discussion and summary of Session 2
11:15 – 11:55 Session 3: Clouds, Aerosols and Oceans (Chair: A. Heliere, ESA)

11:15 – 11:35 : Lidar instrument development for the ESA Earth Cloud Aerosol and Radiation Explorer mission, A. Heliere et al., ESA

11:35 – 11:55 : Mescal, C. Evesque et al., CNRS/IPSL

11:55 – 12:55 Lunch break
12:55 – 14:45 Session 3 (continue): Clouds, Aerosols and Oceans (Chair: A. Heliere, ESA)

12:55 – 13:25 : Challenges of automated cloud and aerosol retrievals with the space-based lidar CALIOP, J. Tackett et al.,NASA

13:25 – 13:45 : COOL is a Lidar concept for the monitoring of global CO2 sinks, P. Flamant et al., LATMOS

13:45 – 14:05 : Aerosols and cloud studies using DLRs combined airborne differential absorption and high spectral resolution lidar system WALES, S. Gross et al., DLR

14:05 – 14:25 : Overview of CNES past, present and future activities on lidars, P. Clemence et al., CNES

14:25- 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 – 15:10 Panel Discussion and summary of Session 3
15:10 – 16:40 Session 4: Winds Measurements (Chair: U. Singh, NASA)

15:10 – 15:40 :  Spaceborne DWL activity for improving local wind estimation, D. Sakaizawa et al., JAXA

15:40 – 16:10 : Latest developments on Aeolus ESA Wind mission, L. Mondin et al., ESA

16:10 – 1640: Global wind measurements with pulsed coherent lidar: mission concept, coherent lidar technology advancement, and opportunities for international collaboration, U. Singh, NASA

16:40 – 17:10 Panel Discussion and summary of Session 4
17:30 – …. Visit to the Catacombs and the Ancient theater

Gala Dinner

Wednesday 06 June – Adamas Harbor (Milos)
09:00 – 18:30 Workshop Event
Thursday 07 June – Adamas Conference Center (Milos)
08:30 – 10:30 Session 5: Exploration Lidars:Entry/Decent/Landing, Precision Landing and Hazard Avoidance, Mars & Lunar Rover (Chair: G. Tzeremes, ESA)

08:30 – 08:50 : Development of the Pulsed Ultraviolet Laser for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) on the ExoMars 2020 Rover, J. Neumann, LZH

08:50 – 09:10 : Lidar for landing on the moon, D. Jones et al., NEPTEC

09:10 – 09:30 : The MARs Boundary Layer Lidar experiment (MARBLL): Winds at last on Mars!, F. Montmessin, LATMOS

09:30 – 09:50 : Fiber lasers: a power-scalable coherent light source for applications in space, O. De Vries, IOF

09:50 – 10:10 : Miniaturized flash imaging Lidars, A. Pollini et al., CSEM

10:10 – 10:30 : EFACECs mini Space Lidar for HERA mission, C. Pinto et al. EFACEC

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Panel Discussion and summary of Session 5
11:15 – 12:15 Session 6: Laser Technology Developments for ESA’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) (Chair: A. Valinia, NASA)

11:15 – 11:45 : The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, L. Mondin et al., ESA

11:45 – 12:15 : Progress and plans for a US laser system for the LISA mission, A. Yu et al., NASA

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 14:15 Session 6 (continue): Laser Technology Developments for ESA’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) (Chair: A. Valinia, NASA)

13:15 – 13:45 : Laser Development for LISA, K. Dahl et al., Spacetech

13:45 – 14:15 : Laser Head for the Lisa Gravitational Wave Observatory, A. Pollini et al., CSEM

14:15 – 14:30 Coffee break
14:30 – 15:00 Panel Discussion and Summary of Session 6
15:00 – 16:00 Poster Session and discussion
 Friday 08 June – Adamas Conference Center (Milos)
08:30- 10:30 Session 7: New and Emerging Space Lidar Technologies (Chair: F. Peri, NASA)

08:30 – 08:50 : Active Optical Lidar strategy formulation for NASA’s Future Space Based needs, F. Peri et al., NASA

08:50 – 09:10 : FULAS: High Energy Laser Source for Future LIDAR Applications, C. Wuehrer et al., ADS

09:10 -09:30 : Preparing a Future CO2 Space Lidar Mission: from scientific objectives to signal processing and technological breakthroughs, F. Gibert et al., LMD/CNRS

09:30 – 09:50 : Low Distortion Thick-Disk 400mJ Amplifier, J. E. Montagne, CILAS

09:50 – 10:10 : ESA QOMA Project: Bringing Novelty to Laser Engineering for Space Applications: Present and Future Perspectives, G. Avdikos et al., Raymetrics

10:10 – 10:30 : Eventech ToF systems for Space Lidars, N. Adamovitch, Eventech

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Panel Discussion and Summary of Session 7
11:15 – 12:15 Session 8: Space Lidar Reliability and Lifetime in Space Environment (Chairs: W. Ride, DLR, F. Hovis, Fibertek Inc.)

11:15 – 11:45 : Testing and evaluation of laser diodes for space applications at ESTEC, J. Piris et al., ESA

11:45 – 12:15 : Lifetime of space-based LIDAR systems: Defect-limited durability of optical coatings, I. Balasa, LZH

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 – 13:45 Session 8 (continue): Space Lidar Reliability and Lifetime in Space Environment (Chairs: W. Ride, DLR, F. Hovis, Fibertek Inc.)

13:15 – 13:45 : Qualification of laser optics for challenging high-power space LIDAR missions, W. Riede, DLR

13:45 – 14:15 Panel Discussion and Summary of Session 8
14:15 – 14:30 Coffee break
14:30 – 15:30 Technical Session Chairs presentations to Joint Sessions
15:30 – 16:30 Discussions about Workshop Report and Venue of the Next Workshop
16:30 Adjourn

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