Starts 16 May 2022
Ends 19 May 2022
Central European Time
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Deadline extended: 12 May 2022

An ICTP Virtual Meeting

​Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing method that is growing rapidly as a method of generating three-dimensional images in applications as diverse as climate science, archaeology, fisheries, and autonomous vehicle navigation.
A lidar instrument must be designed with careful consideration of the application-driven needs, but this design is based on some common optical principles. This will be a forum where these principles are taught and discussed, along with representative applications drawn from current research and industry activities.
The college will be entirely virtual and abbreviated so that it is reasonably accessible over a wide range of time zones. In addition to lidar there will be special topics related to the UNESCO International Day of Light touching on best practices in outreach, training and research.
Topics in Lidar:
  • Atmospheric Lidar
  • Insect and Fish Lidar
  • Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Coherent Lidar
  • Photon-Counting Compressive Lidar
  • J. HOWELL, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • W. R. BABBITT, Montana State University, USA
  • J. SHAW, Montana State University, USA

Special Topics:
  • Educational outreach and gender equity
  • ICTP Laboratory opportunities for developing country scientists
  • Optical Encryption 
  • I. ASHRAF ZAHID, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • J. F. BARRERA, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
  • H. CABRERA, ICTP, Italy

Applicants are encouraged to submit a 'Research Abstract'.
Please use our templates (available below for download) to format your abstract in PDFs. A number of abstracts may be selected for a short contributed presentation.

Registration: There is no registration fee.


Joseph SHAW (Montana State University, USA), Joseph NIEMELA (ICTP, Italy), Local Organiser: Joseph Niemela (ICTP)