LST CCI User Workshop 2020

UK Met Office, Exeter, 24-26 June 2020

Dear colleague,

We are monitoring the situation with Covid-19 very closely and are considering contingency plans in the event that we are not able to hold our workshop in June at the Met Office. If we cannot hold a face-to-face workshop in June, we will either hold a virtual workshop via the internet or rearrange the workshop to a later date. We will make this decision by Friday 17 April 2020 at the very latest. We will notify all registered workshop participants and members of the LST_cci distribution list once a decision has been made.

Thank you for your patience,

Lizzie Good and Darren Ghent

LST CCI User Workshop 2020

We are pleased to announce that the ESA Land Surface Temperature (LST) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) User Workshop will be held from 14:00 BST on 24th June to 13:00 BST on 26th June 2020 at the Met Office, Exeter, UK.

The workshop is open to anyone who works with satellite LST data, or who has an interest in working with these data in the future.  The workshop will provide a forum for both users and providers of satellite LST data to share their experiences and knowledge in this field.  The focus of the meeting will be on LST data set development and applications.

In addition to providing a brief overview of the LST CCI project, the topics for this workshop will include (but are not limited to):

  • Climate user applications for satellite LST
  • Climate user requirements for satellite LST
  • Development of climate LST data sets
  • Uncertainties in satellite retrievals of LST
  • Climate services and satellite LST
  • The role of satellite LST observations in future IPCC Assessment Reports

The workshop will comprise a mixture of oral and poster presentations, and group discussions.

If you would like to receive updates about the LST CCI project, or would like to contact any of the LST CCI project team, please email


The LST CCI project is developing new LST data sets targetted for climate applications.  It aims to deliver a significant improvement on the capability of current satellite LST data records to meet the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) requirements for climate applications and realise the full potential of long-term LST data for climate science.  The project will provide a suite of LST products in a common format with well-characterised uncertainties.  Sensors processed in the project include:

  • ATSR-2 / AATSR
  • AVHRR/3
  • GOES Imager
  • SSM/I

In addition to single-sensor products, the project will produce:

  • A global climate data record (CDR) based on ATSR-2/AATSR/MODIS/SLSTR
  • A global 3-hourly merged product based on both low-earth orbiting (LEO) and geostationary (GEO) infrared (IR) sensors
  • An experimental global blended IR and microwave (MW) product.

If you would like to know more about the LST CCI project, please visit our website


For more information, see the draft workshop agenda.


There will be no registration fee for this workshop. 

Registration for the workshop is open until 22 May 2020.  Please register now using our online form.

Please note that the workshop has limited capacity and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration will close early if the maximum number of participants have already registered.  If this happens, please email to be added to the waiting list to receive a place at the workshop should someone drop out.


Participants may choose to present either an oral or poster presentation when registering for the workshop.  However, please be aware that there are only a limited number of slots for oral presentations so participants who have requested an oral presentation may be invited to present a poster instead.  

Submission of an abstract is required for both oral and poster presentations and this should not exceed 250 words.  

The deadline for abstract submission is 4 May 2020.

Local information

Information is available on getting to the Met Office and local hotels.