12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space





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Welcome to the website of the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space.


  1. The program and poster presentation guidelines are updated (May 27, 2016).
  2. The abstract book is now available in PDF. See Abstract page (May 30, 2016).
  3. The program is updated (June 1, 2016).
  4. The poster board layout is added to the poster presentation guideline (June 1, 2016).
  5. The IWGGMS-12 with 135 participants and 107 presentations ended successfully. We sincerely thank all attendees for their active participation and support of this workshop. (June 23, 2016)

Venue:         Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Key Deadlines:
Abstract Submission DeadlineApril 1, 2016(CLOSED)
Registration DeadlineMay 13, 2016(CLOSED)

Workshop Agenda : Please Look at the Program.

IWGGMS-12_group_photo_1@Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan, June 7-9, 2016

IWGGMS-12_group_photo_2@Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan, June 7-9, 2016

Success in space-based global measurement of greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide and methane, is critical for advancing the understanding of carbon cycle. Space-based GHG measurement, however, poses a wide array of challenges, many of which are complex and thus demand close international cooperation.

The goal of the workshop is to review the state of the art in remote sensing of CO2, CH4, and other greenhouse gases from space, including:

1) Results from the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) and Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) missions and instruments, including SCIAMACHY, AIRS, MOPITT, TES, CrIS, and IASI
2) Pre-flight and on-orbit instrument calibration techniques
3) Greenhouse gas retrieval algorithms
4) Related information extraction such as solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF)
5) Validation methods, instrumentation, and results
6) Related ground-based, ship-borne, and air-borne measurements
7) Flux inversion from space based greenhouse gas measurements
8) Status of future greenhouse gas monitoring missions including TanSat, GOSAT-2, OCO-3, MERLIN, Sentinel-5p, Sentinel-5, MicroCarb, ASCENDS and so on.

The workshop is organized around a series of plenary oral presentations and other oral/poster sessions.

International Organizing Committee:

o David Crisp (NASA/JPL) (IWGGMS-11)
o Ryoichi Imasu (U Tokyo/AORI, GOSAT-2 Chief Scientist)
o Yasjka Meijer (ESA/ESTEC) (IWGGMS-10)
o Tatsuya Yokota (NIES, GOSAT Project Leader, IWGGMS-12)

Local Organizing Committee:

o Tatsuya Yokota (CGER, NIES, Committee Chairperson)
o Sachiko Hayashida (Nara Woman's University)
o Akihiko Kuze (EORC, JAXA)
o Tsuneo Matsunaga (CEMA, NIES)
o Isamu Morino (CGER, NIES)
o Yosuke Niwa (Meteorological Research Institute)
o Hibiki Noda (CGER, NIES)
o Kei Shiomi (EORC, JAXA)


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