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Open Session on Geosciences Instrumentation and Methods (including Christiaan Huygens Medal Lecture)
Convener: Håkan Svedhem  | Co-Conveners: Walter Schmidt , Jens Klump , Valery Korepanov , Stephan Matthiesen , Michael Diepenbroek 
 / Wed, 15 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Wed, 15 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The Open Session on Geosciences Instrumentation is the only European forum with an open call for professional conference papers in the field of Geosciences Instrumentation, Methods, Software and Data Systems. The session aims to inform the scientific and engineering geosciences communities about new and/or improved instrumentation and methods, and their related new or existing applications. The session also deals with new ways of utilizing observational data by novel approaches and the required data infrastructure design and organization.

Review talks on specific topics will be accepted on the basis of invitation by the conveners. Please contact the conveners if you have a topic that may be suitable for a review talk.

The session is open to all branches of geosciences measurement techniques, including, but not limited to, optical, electromagnetic, seismic, acoustic and gravity. The session is intended as an open forum and discussion between representatives of different fields within geosciences is strongly encouraged. Past experience has shown that such mutual exchange and cross fertilization between fields have been very successful and can open up for a break-through in frontier problems of modern geosciences.

The session is also open for applications related to environmental monitoring and security providing, like archeological surveys, rubbish deposits studies, unexploded ordnance and/or mines detection, water dam inspection, seismic hazards monitoring etc.

In this session are also contributions included which originally scheduled for the sessions GI1.2/SSS1.7 "Data publishing and archiving: paving the way to data-intensive science" and GI2.7 "Taking the temperature of the Earth: Temperature Variability and Change across all Domains of Earth's Surface"

During this session the Christiaan Huygens medal lecture "GPS Can't Do That, Can It" will be given by the 2015 medal award winner Prof.Kristine M. Larson