2nd ACTRIS-2 General Meeting

Date February 29 - March 4, 2016
Meeting venue

The 2nd ACTRIS-2 General meeting will be hosted by the Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms group (SPPA) at ESA's centre for Earth observation ESRIN, in Frascati (20 km south of Rome):

Via Galileo Galilei, Casella Postale 64
00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy


Registration to the meeting has been closed.

Download the participant list here.

Note: It is compulsory to have an ID to access ESRIN. Please remember to bring an official document for identification (ID, passeport, etc) for entering the ESRIN facilities.

There will be a meeting fee to cover the costs for the social dinner, to be paid in cash during on-site registration (see below for more details).


ACTRIS-2 CO office (
Note: from February 22-27, please contact


Click on the link for the final agenda. The meeting overview is given below:

Mon 29/02
Tue 01/03
Wed 02/03
Thu 03/03
Fri 04/03
am Side meetings*
JRA-related presentations
Satellite-related presentations

Invited presentations

Poster session 3**

General Assembly

Side meeting*
Lunch break (13-14h)

 14h Official start

Data centre

WP2/WP3 parallel sessions

JRA-related presenations

Poster session 1**

Satellite-related presentations

Poster session 2**

Joint dinner

General Assembly

16h Official end



*Side meetings (9-13h): Monday am (JRA2, EARLINET Single-Calculus Chain), Friday am (JRA1)

** Instructions for the poster sizes:  standard A0 (118.9cm x 84.1cm), portrait format (tape and pins will be provided).


How to get to ESA/ESRIN:

From the Rome FCO airport
The airport Leonardo Express train  takes you from the airport to Rome Termini station (~35 min), departing every 30 minutes. Get the train ticket at the ticket vending machine (14€ one-way). Time tables and additional train info can be found on the Trenitalia website. From Rome Termini take the train to for Tor Vergata.

From the Termini Station
Trains for Frascati leave every hour (travel time ~25 min). Get the train ticket at the ticket vending machine (2€ one-way).

  • To get to ESRIN, please use the stop at “Tor Vergata” (100m from the ESRIN gate), use the train lines “Frosinone”, “Cassino”, "Roccasecca" or “Colleferro”.
  • To get to Frascati City centre (hotel locations), get off at "Frascati city centre"

Daily travel from/to Frascati city centre and ESRIN
A daily bus will leave near the hotels at 8h15 to bring you to ESRIN and return after the end of the sessions.
The bus schedule can be downloaded here. 

For more travel info:

Taxi requests from ESRIN (to the airport) can be arranged if necessary: please inform the reservation desk during your registration or during the coffee break sufficiently in advance (at least 3h).


Hotel reservation will be organized centrally by ESA services. Please proceed to reserving your accommodation using the hotel reservation form.

Block reservation at special rates in the proposed hotels is guaranteed until January 18, 2016 with a 12.20€ one-time fee.


Lunch will be taken in the ESRIN cafeteria (cash payment on-site, ~6€ per meal).

Lunch on Monday/Friday is possible for those attending the AM sessions or for those arriving earlier, please respect the specific time frame forseen for ACTRIS-2 lunch break.

A joint dinner will be organized on Wednesday evening. The costs are ca. 35-40€ incl. beverages, to be paid in cash during registration.


Updated logistic information document prepared by ESA available here!

Download general meeting info as PDF (access, agenda, participants)