“6th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop”

Perugia, Italy
7-9th June 2022




You must register to participate.
By registering, you’ll confirm that you will pay for the event.

The purpose of the 6th Satellite Soil Moisture and Application Workshop is to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture observations.
The workshop series is unique as it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers with the aim of deriving and exploiting soil moisture from passive and active microwave satellite missions/sensors (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMRS-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions) as well as optical instruments (e.g., MODIS, Sentinel-2, and others).

The following research questions will be addressed during the 6th Workshop:
– Which is the current quality of satellite soil moisture products and which will be the target in the near future?
– Who is using satellite soil moisture observations and for which purposes?
– Which are the user’s requirements for a better exploitation of the products and which are the main limitations that should be overcome?
– Which is the future of the remote sensing of soil moisture in terms of new missions and new products?

The 6th workshop follows up those held at the European Space Agency in Frascati (Italy, in 2013), at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam (The Netherlands, in 2014), at the Millenium Broadway Hotel in New York (USA, in 2016), at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria, in 2017), and at George Mason University (USA, in 2018).

The workshop’s opening  on the first day  (7th June) will take place in the Sala dei Notari, majestic medieval room of Palazzo dei Priori in the historic center of the city.

The following days will take place at the Sina Brufani, an historic hotel near Corso Vannucci.



Workshop Registration Fee

Registration fee: € 250,00 (22% VAT included)
Early fee  € 175,00 until 20 April 2022

Registration fee include:

– Access to all Conference sessions (Venues: Sala dei Notari – Palazzo dei Priori and Sina Brufani)

– n.4 coffee breaks, n.2 lunches

– Workshop kit


Online Participation fee: € 125,00

Fee for Online participants include:

–  Open access to all Conference sessions: attend any and all of the sessions whenever and wherever

–  Possibility to interact with speakers


For those who have registered for the 6th SM Workshop 7-9/6/2022 using Zoom Platform, the link is https://zoom.us/j/5231163695   (ID riunione: 523 116 3695)


ATTENTION: As soon as you have done the payment, please send the receipt of your payment to eventi@ventieventi.eu (“Workshop fee” in the heading of the e-mail).

Extra: Lunches and dinners can be organized on request, information will be published in the coming months according to the new regulations about COVID-19.


Payment can be made by bank transfer or Paypal.
Your registration will be effective only after receiving the total amount due by bank transfer or by Paypal.
The Conference Secretariat will then provide the invoice(s).

Bank Transfer

Payee name: E20 Srl
Bank: Banca Intesa
IBAN: IT46I0306903018100000002114
PLEASE Write: “CNR IRPI – Perugia 2022” + Participant Name and Surname
Note: Bank transfer costs must be covered by the attendees.


Please send an e-mail to eventi@ventieventi.eu to receive the link for the payment.
For each registration, this form of payment involves a fixed cost (10 € or 7,5 €) due to the service.

Please note
No pro-forma invoice will be issued.
All participants are required to carefully check the inserted data for the invoice(s). No changes will be feasable once the invoice is emitted. In case of any doubt, please check with your company/institution administration first.

Italian participants only:
Per il rilascio delle fatture elettroniche intestate alle pubbliche amministrazioni (comprese Università, Enti ed Istituti di ricerca), il partecipante, dovrà inserire tutti i dati di intestazione dell’ente, comprensivi di Codice Univoco Ufficio.


Below you can find  some presentations of the 6th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop (7 – 9th June 2022).


Tom Jackson – USDA

Luca Brocca – CNR IRPI

Stefania Camici – CNR IRPI

Michael Cosh – USDA

Wade Crow – USDA

Richard De Jeu – VANDERSAT

Gabrielle De Lannoy – KU-LEUVEN

Dara Entekaby – NASA

Yann Kerr – CESBIO


Christian Massari – CNR IRPI


Lothar Schueller – EUMETSAT

Klaus Scipal – ESA


Wolfgang Wagner – TU-WIEN

Zhiliang Zhu – USGS



Luca Brocca – CNR IRPI

Stefania Camici – CNR IRPI

Christian Massari – CNR IRPI

Chiara Corallini – 20evènti


There will be no conference proceedings. However, we invite authors, who wish to publish a regular paper related to their workshop contribution, to submit it to the Special Issue of the MDPI Remote Sensing Journal on Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Applications.

Deadline for manuscript submissions is two months after the workshop, on 31th October 2022.

Authors are required to check and follow the specific Instructions for Authors.

Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations received within 7th April 2022.
  • No registration refunds will be granted after 8th April 2022.
  • Cancellation Policy Covid 19: for sudden cancellations even under date, due exclusively to the case of “lock-down” officially communicated by the Italian state, or by the customer’s country of origin, the down payment or fees already paid will be refunded to the customer.

Please note:
E-mail requests to cancel must be sent to: eventi@ventieventi.eu
All refunds will be processed starting from one month after the Workshop. A € 5 bank commission expense will be charged.

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Please note that the meeting participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Meeting Organizers. The Meeting Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or another person during travel to and from the meeting or during the meeting. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

For any further information, please contact the Meeting Organizers:

E20 Srl, e-mail: eventi@ventieventi.eu


Reach Perugia by the means of trasport you prefer.


Central Italy’s closest major airports are in Rome (Fiumicino – Ciampino, 200 km), Pisa, and Florence (170 km).
Perugia is not far from Rome, Pisa and Florence and can be easily reached from these two cities by train, bus or car.


From the North, most trains from Santa Maria Novella, in Florence, go directly to Perugia Fontivegge (about 2 hr)
From Rome Termini there are different options. First option: trains directly to Perugia Fontivegge; second option: take the main line between Rome and Florence which stops at Terontola/Cortona Station: so coming from Rome, take one of the daily trains on the line to Florence and get off at Terontola/Cortona (1 hr., 40 min. to 2 hr.), where you can transfer to a Perugia-bound train (35 to 40 min.).


From the North (Milan, Florence), the best exit for Perugia on the A1 motorway is at Valdichiana, where the superstrada SS75bis branches into Umbria at Trasimeno Lake and continues towards Perugia.
From Rome travelling northwards along the A1 motorway the best exit for reaching Perugia is at Orte, which is connected to the regional capital at first by the SS204 to Terni and then by the E45 (or SS3bis) from Terni to Perugia.

The SS75bis has five exits for Perugia (from North): Perugia-Ferro di Cavallo, Perugia-Madonna Alta, Perugia-San Faustino (best to reach the main railway FS station, also good for the old town center), Perugia-Prepo (best to reach the old town center) and Perugia-Piscille (good to reach the old town center), Perugia-Ponte San Giovanni.


Geoplan Perugia

Piazza Partigiani Parking: Comfortably connected to Piazza Italia right in the centre of town via a series of escalators that run through the ancient Rocca Paolina. (1 day 15,00€, 2 days 24,00€, 3 days 32,00€)

Piazzale Umbria Jazz Parking: free parking connected by Minimetrò to Pincetto (Perugia city center).

Minimetrò: a new system of urban transport to and from historic center. The Minimetrò runs Mondays-Sundays with a car passing on average every 2/3 minutes with the following operating hour:

MONDAYS- SATURDAYS  from 7.00 am – 9.05 pm
SUNDAYS       from 9.00 am – 8.45 pm

The tickets are available at automatic dispensers at the entrance of each Minimetrò station, as well as at authorized dealers (some cafés, newsstands, tabaccaio…).

Tickets from €1.50

Where to stay

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby event location

Sina Brufani 5* L

Piazza Italia, 12

Phone +39 075 5732541

Hotel La Rosetta 4*

Piazza Italia, 19

Phone +39 075 5720841

La Locanda della Posta 4*

Corso Vannucci, 97

Phone +39 075 5728925

Hotel Fortuna 3*

Via L. Bonazzi, 19

Phone +39 075 5722845

Sangallo Palace Hotel  4*

Via L. Masi, 9

Phone +39 075 5730202

Hotel Rosalba 2*

Piazza del Circo, 7

Phone +39 075 9697196




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06129 Perugia (PG), Italy
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