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The VIII Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America (WLMLA) will be held at Cayo Coco, Cuba from 6th to 10th April, 2015.

The WLMLA is a biannual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge among them as well as with researchers worldwide.

The particular 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 to strength the Latin-American Lidar Network (LALINET). The basic school on lidar has become a good chance for students of Latin America over the past workshops. This event is also a great opportunity for lidar and environmental companies to contact potential clients in Latin American lidar working groups.

The host of the VIII WLMLA, the Atmospheric Optics Group of Camagüey belonging to the Cuban National Institute of Meteorology is inviting to Lidar students and researchers for getting together to discuss over future directions on this topic, and encourages to young scientists to attend and present work, ensuring the strength of the field of laser remote sensing.

School on Lidars

April 6th, 2015 – Lidar Technique and atmospheric Introduction for students at beginner level

April 7th-8th, 2015 – Lidar Systems and Lidar signal processing for students at middle and advanced level.

Workshop on Lidar Measurements in Latin America

  • April 9th-10th, 2015 – Oral presentations and posters sessions on Lidar topics and remote sensing applications.
  • April 10th, 2015 – Special Section on Aerosol long-range trasport.

Main topics:

  • Lidar technologies and methods
  • Lidar applications in environmental sciences
  • Lidar Networking
  • Synergy between lidar and others instruments
  • Regional and international cooperation in lidar technologies
  • Remote Sensing applications