11th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space



11th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-11)


California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA

16-18 June 2015

Baxter Lecture Hall


** June 15th ** final agenda posted. See local information page for meeting location details. 

** June 11th ** abstract book now available - see abstract page


** June 4th**  Agenda updated, and additional info about meeting site has been added. 

** May 6th ** - Agenda has been uploaded - see agenda page on left navigation bar

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory–2 (OCO-2) team cordially invites you to attend the 11th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space, IWGGMS-11. This workshop will be hosted jointly by the OCO-2 team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology Linde Center for Global Environmental Science on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, California, USA on 16-18 June, 2015.


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)    Validation methods, instrumentation, and results

5)    Flux inversion from space based greenhouse gas measurements

6)    Status of future greenhouse gas monitoring missions including TanSat, GOSAT-II, OCO-3, MERLIN, Sentinel-5p, Sentinel-5, MicroCarb, CarbonSat, and ASCENDS

Key Deadlines:

   Abstract Due: 15 March 2015

   Session Schedule to be announced 7 April 2015 

   Registration Deadline: 30 April 2015 

Workshop Format:


The workshop will be organized around a series of invited and contributed presentations and posters.  It will also provide opportunities for both scientific and programmatic discussions that will contribute to fostering future collaborative efforts.  Workshop activities are planned for 0830 – 1730 on 16-18 June. 


Related Workshop:


The IWWGMS-11 will be followed on 19 June with a Community Workshop on the NASA ASCENDS mission, at the same venue.  You can learn more about this meeting at the following website: