Third Joint GSICS/IVOS Lunar Calibration Workshop - Darmstadt, Germany - 16-19 November 2020

In order to promote further communication and collaboration on lunar calibration, the Third Joint GSICS/CEOS-IVOS Lunar Calibration Workshop will be hosted by EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany, 16-19 November, 2020 and organised jointly by EUMETSAT, USGS, CMA and NOAA.

The main objectives of the Third Lunar Calibration Workshop are to share knowledge and expertise on:

  • The latest dedicated space-based, ground-based and airborne lunar observation campaigns, that can help refine the current lunar calibration reference.
  • The preparation of lunar irradiance measurements from observations by the instruments to be monitored.
  • New developments of lunar irradiance models, and to define a framework for inter-comparing the performances of those models over a common set of geometrical and observation conditions.
  • Alternative applications of lunar observations for calibration purposes, for instance in the microwave domain, or post-launch assessments, such as geometric and MTF characterization.
This workshop will lead to an updated assessment of the current lunar observation dataset that can either support refining the accuracy of the current version of the ROLO/GIRO or be part of the GSICS Lunar Observation Dataset (GLOD). It will also provide a first assessment of various lunar irradiance models on a common dataset via an inter-comparison exercise. Finally, it is intending to provide more insight on the use of lunar observations in satellite mission Cal/Val plans and for sensor monitoring activities, including for future Earth observing systems and in the microwave domain.

Foreseen sessions:
  • Measurements and Moon observations: towards SI traceability, chaired by X. Hu (CMA);
  • Lunar calibration and model development, chaired by T. Stone (USGS);
  • Instrument monitoring using lunar calibration, chaired by S. Wagner (EUMETSAT);
  • Thermal Infrared and microwave remote sensing and lunar observation, chaired by V. Mattioli (EUMETSAT);
  • Alternative applications of lunar observation, including geometric and MTF post-launch characterisation, chaired by X. Wu (NOAA).

Two complementary activities are also planned:
  • Lunar irradiance model inter-comparison (coordinated by S. Wagner – EUMETSAT and T. Stone - USGS);
  • Towards a GSICS recommended approach for MTF post-launch characterisation using lunar imagery (coordinated by X. Wu - NOAA).
For more information and to register, please go to the following web page:

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In preparation. Draft will be provided early September.


The list of attendees will be communicated at a further stage.


A summary of the workshop will be provided after the meeting with the list of decisions / actions / recommendations.


A summary of the workshop will be provided after the meeting with the list of decisions / actions / recommendations.
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