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European Association of
Remote Sensing Laboratories Workshop
At TAU. 16-19.03.2009
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Plenary Session
Poster Session

Final Arrangements:
Information to facilitate your participation in the workshop
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The program of the workshop will include invited and free sessions, field trips, and social events. The workshop will be dedicated to honor Prof. Klaus Itten for his outstanding contribution to the European IS community over the years; a special session devoted to that end will be organized. 
Two field trips are planned at the end of the workshop: to the Dead Sea and Makhtesh Ramon, Southern Israel.
Two keynote speakers, scientific leaders in Imaging Spectroscopy, will give review lectures on this promising technology as follows:

Dr. R. Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory USA: “The transition from Remote Sensing to Remote Measurement with Imaging Spectroscopy"
Dr. P. S. Roy, Deputy Director, National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Department of Space, Government of India "Imaging Spectroscopy for Geo-Environmental Study: Indian Experiences".
In addition, a post note lecture will be exclusively given by:
Prof. Dr. K. Itten, Head of the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) University of Zurich, Switzerland: The emergence of imaging spectrometry in Europe - a historic review
Guest of Honor
Dr. Volker Liebig
ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes
And Head of ESRIN
ISIS meeting
The ISIS Working Group meeting  
will take place after the EARSeL IS SIG workshop. (March 19, 2009)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Drive through the Judean Desert to reach the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Following
the professional tour of the area, there will be time to enjoy a float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea.
Price per person: € 40        (Payment to EARSeL with registration fee )
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Drive south through the Negev Desert to the Ramon Crater –  a spectacular geological feature of Israel’s southern desert.
Price per person: € 40       (Payment to EARSeL with registration fee)
Rate includes: pick-up and drop off at official Workshop hotels in Tel Aviv. Full day of sightseeing including the services of a government licensed English speaking guide, lunch.
Rate does not include: incidentals and gratuities to the guide and driver (recommended).

Sunday, March 15, 2009
All day:
Arrivals to Israel
Participation in Optional Tours
Late afternoon:
Registration at the Grand Beach Hotel

Monday, March 16, 2009
Early morning:
Registration continues at Tel Aviv University
All day: Sessions
Late afternoon:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
All day:
Sessions, Tel Aviv University
Mediterranean-Style Dinner
Tour of Tel Aviv by night

Wednesday, March 18, 2009
All day:
Sessions, Tel Aviv University
At leisure
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Morning – Noon:
‘ISIS’ Closed Workshop, Tel Aviv University

Friday, March 20, 2009
All day:
Field Trip 1 (optional) - Dead Sea Area
Late afternoon:
Return to Tel Aviv
Saturday, March 21, 2009
All day:
Field Trip 2 (optional) - Ramon Crater
Late afternoon:
Return to Tel Aviv
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Departures or optional extensions in Israel