Welcome to the Third Advancement of POLarimetric Observations (APOLO-2022) Conference

APOLO-2022 will be held August 9-12, 2022 in Washington, DC, USA. The primary topic is remote sensing with light polarization, including, but not limited to:

  • advances in the theory of polarimetric remote sensing, 

  • scattering of light by terrestrial aerosols, clouds, oceans, and land surfaces, 

  • polarimetric applications in astrophysics and planetary science,

  • improvement of polarimetric instrumentation quality and information content, 

  • development of advanced retrieval algorithms and data processing, 

  • upcoming and current satellite missions and field campaigns,

  • long-term calibration and validation, and

  • discussions on the life and legacy of Michael I. Mishchenko

 

APOLO-2022 is the third of an international series of conferences. The first, APOLO-2017, was held in Hefei, China in October 2017, and the second, APOLO-2019, was held in Lille, France, in November of 2019.

 

The APOLO conferences aim to promote international collaboration and informal, but deep, scientific cooperation on polarimetric observations. Collections of articles from APOLO-2017 and APOLO-2019 have been published in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT). We intend to continue this tradition for APOLO-2022.  

 

Dr. Michael I. Mishchenko, one of the APOLO founders, passed away in 2020. He was one of the great minds of radiative transfer, author of more than 300 articles and seven monographs, a long-time employee of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), and editor for JQSRT and other journals. But for his untimely passing, he would have been involved in planning this conference as well. APOLO-2022 is dedicated to his legacy.   

 

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: February 16, 2022

Abstract due date has been extended to: April 29, 2022

Conference registration opens: April 18, 2022

First COVID-19 contingency review: May 10, 2022

Call for Nominations 2022 François Arago Award:  May 15, 2022

Program announcement: May 16, 2022

Conference registration deadline update: JUNE 22, 2022

Final COVID-19 contingency decision: June 24, 2022

Hotel reservation deadline: July 8, 2022 (or until full)

Conference: August 9-12, 2022

Local conveners committee

Kirk Knobelspiesse, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Zhibo Zhang, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Ahmed El-Habashi, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

 

Continuing conveners committee

Oleg Dubovik (co-chair), CNRS/ Université de Lille, Lille, France

Zhengqiang Li (co-chair), Aerospace Information Research Institute/CAS, Beijing, China

Bojan Bojkov, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

Adrien Deschamps, CNES, Toulouse, France

Hal Maring, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA

Jérôme Riedi, Université de Lille, Lille, France

Feng Xu, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA

Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

 

Program committee

Oleg Dubovik (co-chair), CNRS/ Université de Lille, Lille, France

Zhengqiang Li (co-chair), Aerospace Information Research Institute/CAS, Beijing, China

Sharon P. Burton, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA

Brian Cairns, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA

Weibiao Chen, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Shanghai, China

David Diner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Bertand Fougnie, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

Meng Gao, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Jin Hong, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics/CAS, Hefei, China

Otto Hasekamp, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Leiden, The Netherlands

Chris A. Hostetler, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA

Amir Ibrahim, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA

Ruediger Lang, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

Pavel Litvinov, GRASP-SAS, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France

Yi Liu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics/CAS, Beijing, China 

Thierry Marbach, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany

Vanderlei Martins, University of Maryland/Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Yasjka Meijer, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Teruyuki Nakajima, JAXA, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Jeffrey S. Reid, Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA, USA

Lorraine Remer, University of Maryland/Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

Jérôme Riedi, Université de Lille, Lille, France

Jeroen Rietjens, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Leiden, The Netherlands

Itaru Sano, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan

Felix Seidel, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Snorre Stamnes, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA

Didier Tanré, CNRS/Université de Lille, Lille, France

Dengxin Hua, Xi'An University of Technology, Xi'An, China

Lei Yan, Peking University, Beijing, China

Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Peng Zhang, National Satellite Meteorological Center/CMA, Beijing, China

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