Final workshop

NPL main building
European Space Agency

is organizing an international workshop

The Fiducial Reference Measurement Network
for Satellite Ocean Colour

4-5 October 2018 in NPL, Teddington, London, UK
Abstract submission is closed. I Preliminary AGENDA

The European Space Agency, NPL and the FRM4SOC team invite you to an international workshop to discuss the future implications of a “Fiducial Reference Measurement Network for Satellite Ocean Colour”. The Workshop will last 2 full days.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in a special issue of MDPI journal Remote Sensing.
Submission of abstracts for the special issue is open here …

The main objectives of the workshop are to present the major findings and recommendations of the FRM4SOC project, to present other recent relevant work (see topics of interest below), and to discuss the future of FRMs in ocean colour to help formulate a scientific roadmap to 2020 and beyond.

This workshop will have the following general scope / main sessions (subject to change):
  1. Introduction / the need for FRMs
  2. Copernicus and Agency needs and plans for FRMs in satellite ocean colour validation / calibration
  3. FRM4SOC major findings
    – Ocean colour radiometry (OCR) calibration source inter-comparisons
    – Lab based OCR inter-comparisons
    – Field based OCR inter-comparisons
    – SI-traceability and end-to-end uncertainty budgets (from calibration to field measurements)
  4. Improvements in ocean colour radiometers, their calibration and characterisation
  5. Satellite ocean colour validation measurements and their uncertainties
  6. FRMs in the context of ocean colour system vicarious calibration
  7. Towards FRMs for all validation of satellite ocean colour data (discussion session and break-out groups for drafting of scientific roadmap)
  8. Consensus summary and farewell
Poster and Oral presentations will be accepted for the following topics of interest:
  • improvements in ocean colour radiometers, their calibration and characterisation;
  • uncertainty budgets in ocean colour;
  • SI-traceable field measurements for the validation of satellite ocean colour data;
  • in situ FRMs for ocean colour system vicarious calibration;
  • existing ocean colour validation networks and cruises.

Submission of abstracts is closed.


The FRM4SOC project, with funding from ESA, has been structured to provide support for evaluating and improving the state of the art in ocean colour validation through a series of comparisons under the auspices of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration & Validation and in support of the CEOS ocean colour virtual constellation. FRM4SOC also strives to help fulfil the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in situ ocean colour radiometry white paper objectives and contribute to the relevant IOCCG working groups and task forces (e.g. the working group on uncertainties in ocean colour remote sensing and the ocean colour satellite sensor calibration task force).

This is the FRM4SOC final workshop and will present the major findings and recommendations of the FRM4SOC project, other recent relevant work and discuss the future of FRMs in ocean colour. It is likely to include sessions on: the results of the laboratory and field intercomparisons and end-to-end uncertainty evaluation conducted within the project; FRMs in the context of ocean colour system vicarious calibration; validation plans for satellite OC sensors, in particular Sentinel-2 MSI, Sentinel-3 OLCI, but could also include non-ESA sensors (e.g. MODIS; VIIRS; GOCI; PACE etc.); an FRMOC network within the Copernicus programme.

Please register for the workshop via Registration Form.


The workshop will take place in NPL, Teddington, London, UK.

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the United Kingdom’s national metrology institute, an internationally respected and independent centre of excellence in research, development and knowledge transfer in measurement. Founded in 1900 by the Royal Society, NPL is located in Teddington, London because that same year Bushy House and its grounds were given to NPL by Queen Victoria. NPL currently operates as a government company and employs over 800 people, with more than 550 of them technical and scientific experts spanning a wide range of disciplines, who annually deliver a turnover of appx. £80million in research and knowledge transfer programmes.


Participants can stay in a number of hotels located around NPL during the duration of this Workshop. A list of local hotels is provided below.

HOTELS AROUND NPL

HOTEL COMMENTS / FACILITIES
The Park Hotel

Park Road
Teddington
TW11 0AB
T: 0843 357 5516

NB: The Park Hotel has a corporate rate for NPL customers for which ‘National Physical Laboratory’ needs to be quoted when booking

 

  • 10 minute walk from NPL, close to Teddington railway station
  • Corporate rates:
    • Standard Room (single occupancy): £107
    • Standard Double Room (double occupancy): £117
  • 43 standard bedrooms
  • 8 family rooms
  • Disabled bedrooms
  • Restaurant and bar facilities
The Lensbury

Broom Road
Teddington
TW11 9NU
Tel: 020 8614 6444
Email: accommodation@lensbury.com

NB: The Lensbury has a corporate rate for NPL customers for which ‘National Physical Laboratory’ needs to be quoted when booking

 

  • Early booking advised
  • Corporate rates:
    • Standard Room (single occupancy): £135
    • Standard Double Room (double occupancy): £160
  • All rates are per room per night, inclusive of VAT, breakfast, use of leisure facilities, free Wi-Fi and shuttle bus* to and from Teddington railway station (NPL Reception is approx. 10 minutes’ walk from the station)

(* Check with Lensbury Reception for bus timings)

Travelodge Teddington

Park House Station Road
Teddington
TW11 9AD
Tel: 0871 984 6231

 

  • 10 minute walk from NPL
  • Close to Teddington railway station
  • Bar | café
  • Wi-Fi facilities
Travelodge Sunbury

Hanworth Road
Sunbury on Thames
TW16 5DJ
Tel: 0871 984 6356

 

  • 5 miles from NPL (appx. 20 mins drive by car)
  • Situated close to the M3 motorway
  • Bar | café
  • Wi-Fi facilities
Travelodge Kingston

21-23 London Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT2 6ND

 

  • 15 minute taxi ride to NPL
  • 2 minute walk to Kingston railway station
  • 72 rooms (36 doubles and 36 family rooms)
Travelodge Feltham

Res Centre High Street
Feltham
TW13 4EX

 

  • 20 minute taxi ride (approx 6 miles) to NPL
Chase Lodge Hotel

10 Park Road Hampton Wick
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 4AS

 

  • Located at the edge of Bushy Park
  • 20 minutes walk through the park to NPL and 5 minutes walk from Hampton Wick railway station
  • 12 bedrooms
  • Restaurant
The White Hart Hotel

1 High Street
Hampton Wick
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 4DA

 

  • Situated at the foot of Kingston Bridge
  • 5 minute taxi ride to NPL and 10-minute walk to Hampton Wick and Kingston railway stations
  • 37 bedrooms
  • Restaurant and bar facilities (also open to the public)
Carlton Mitre Hotel

Hampton Court Road
Hampton Court
KT8 9BN
Tel: 020 8783 3505
Email: resmitre@carltonhotels.co.uk

NB: Carlton Mitre Hotel has a corporate rate for NPL customers for which ‘National Physical Laboratory’ needs to be quoted when booking

 

  • Located 3 miles from NPL (10 minute taxi ride through Bushy Park) – historic location opposite Hampton Court Palace and located directly on the River Thames
  • Corporate rate:
    • Standard room (single occupancy): £107.50
    • Standard double room (double occupancy): £127.50
  • 36 bedrooms | wireless internet facilities | restaurant and bar facilities | coffee lounge
The Alexander Pope Hotel

Cross Deep
Twickenham
TW1 4RB

 

  • 5 minute taxi ride to NPL
  • Bus routes to Teddington High Street
Premier Inn Twickenham East

Corner Sixth Cross Road / Staines Road
Twickenham
TW2 5PE

 

  • 5 minute taxi ride to NPL
  • Carvery restaurant and bar facilities in Beefeater Grill next door (The Fountain)
Premier Inn Twickenham Stadium

Chertsey Road (A316)
Whitton
TW2 6LS

 

  • 10 minute taxi ride to NPL
  • 31 bedrooms
  • Carvery restaurant and bar facilities in pub next door (The Winning Post)
Antoinette Hotel

26 Beaufort Road
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 2TQ

 

  • 15 minute taxi ride to NPL | 10 minute walk to Surbiton railway station | 20 minute walk to Kingston railway station
  • 100 bedrooms
  • Private garden
  • Restaurant and bar facilities
  • Private function / meeting rooms
Firs Guest House

41 Hampton Road
Teddington
TW11 0LA
Tel: 020 8977 6551

 

  • 10 minute walk from NPL
  • Basic family-run guest house
Holiday Inn – Shepperton

Felix Lane
Shepperton
TW17 8NP

 

  • 30 minute taxi ride to NPL
  • 185 bedrooms
  • Leisure facilities (pool, gym, sauna)
  • Restaurant and bar facilities
  • Free parking


Heathrow airport is the nearest airport to NPL, being about 10 miles away. There is good public transport linking Heathrow airport and NPL. For example, No 285 bus starts from Heathrow Central Bus Station and passes outside the NPL main reception. The X26 bus provides a faster service from Heathrow airport but stops in Broad Street in Teddington, a five minute walk from NPL. Taxis can be used but they are expensive (about £50). It is cheaper to book a minicab to collect you from Heathrow and bring you to NPL or to your chosen hotel. The cost of a minicab to take you from Heathrow airport to Teddington would be around £25.

Flights are also available to other UK airports but the only other airport which could be considered is Gatwick airport, being some 35 miles away from NPL. However, public transport from Gatwick airport is not as good as from Heathrow. Visitors have to travel from Gatwick airport to Teddington by train, via Clapham Junction. This takes longer, it is more complicated and it is more expensive. A minicab can be booked to bring you to Teddington but the costs is likely to be just over £50.

You can find directions to NPL for different modes of transport (car, train etc.) on the NPL website: http://www.npl.co.uk/location . A map of the area around NPL can be found on http://www.npl.co.uk/upload/pdf/npl-map-col.pdf.


Event organizer and contact person on site

Garry Hensey, NPL
garry.hensey@npl.co.uk