(VI WLMLA – September 26 to October 1, 2011 – La Paz, Bolivia) 

The VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America will be held at La Paz, Bolivia from September 26 to October 1, 2011. 

The WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge among then as well as with researchers worldwide. It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia from September 26 to October 1, 2011. 

The main topics of this Workshop are:

Lidar technologies and methods.Lidar applications in environmental sciences.Lidar Networking.Synergy between lidar and others instruments.Regional and international cooperation in lidar technologies.Aerosol studies with other instruments 

The specific goals of the Workshop are to promote communication and cooperation between scientific members of the LIDAR community in Latin America, and to plan future LIDAR research projects in the region. A training course (Escuela Básica de Lídares, open to students from Latin America) will fill the first three days of the Workshop; the next two days will be devoted to oral and poster presentations and the last day is reserved for touristic and social activities.This event is also a great opportunity for lidar and environmental companies to contact potential clients in Latin American lidar working groups. 

VI Workshop on Lidar Measurements in Latin AmericaSeptember 26 - October 1, 2011

La Paz, Bolivia 

Detailed and exact information about this workshop will be available soon.



Local Organizing Committee

Francesco Zaratti (Chair)
Ricardo N. Forno (Co-chair)
Wilfredo Tavera
Marcos F. Andrade
Eduardo R. Palenque
Luis A. Blacutt
René Gutiérrez
Fernando Calderón
Fernando Velarde
David Whiteman (GSFC-NASA, USA)


International Organizing Committee

Eduardo Landulfo (Chair)IPEN, Brazil
Francesco Zaratti (Co-Chair) LFA-UMSA, Bolivia
Juan Carlos Antuña           GOAC, Cuba
Errico ArmandilloESA-EU
Barclay ClemeshaINPE, Brazil
Angel de FrutosU. de Valladolid, España
Gelsomina PappalardoIMAA, Italia
Alan RobockRutgers University, USA
Eduardo QuelCEILAP, Argentina
Alvaro BastidasUNALMED, Colombia
Upendra SinghLaRC-NASA, USA
David N. WhitemanGSFC-NASA, USA