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Last updated on June 28, 2013

International SKYNET Workshop 2013

July 4-5, 2013
Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

What is SKYNET ?

SKYNET is an observation network to understand complex aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in the atmosphere. The main instruments consist of a sky radiometer and radiation instruments to observe various important atmospheric parameters such as aerosols, clouds, and radiation. The network observation by SKYNET started in 1990s and is currently covering a wide area over East Asia, India, and Europe.

Scope of this workshop

This workshop has two scopes.

To discuss the administration and strategy of SKYNET as a GAW contributing network. SKYNET is planned to join contributing network of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and to distribute data through the World Data Center for Aerosols (WDCA) of WMO/GAW.

To present recent results and findings of studies related to science and technology in the field of aerosol-cloud-radiation interaction and to share their knowledge.


Nishi-chiba campus, Chiba University, Japan (see this page)


Almost-final version of the program is available. See the Program page.
Also, see the guide file for presenters.
Proceedings (a set of abstracts) are also available here.

Access / Accommodation

See the Travel page.
Also, we recommend you bringing the guide file to Japan with you.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission : March 29, 2013
Deadline for registration : June 21, 2013
Note that it has been changed from previous ones.
July 4 and 5, 2013

To enjoy more...

Exhibition on both days of the workshop
Lunch information

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Hitoshi Irie (CEReS, Chiba Univ., Japan)

Kazuma Aoki (Univ. of Toyama,Japan)
Pradeep Khatri (CEReS, Chiba Univ., Japan)
Tomoaki Nishizawa (NIES, Japan)
Tamio Takamura (CEReS,Chiba Univ., Japan)
Nobuo Sugimoto (NIES, Japan)
Hiroaki Kuze (CEReS, Chiba Univ., Japan)


Workshop secretary : skynetws[at]
*Please replace [at] with @ mark.

This workshop is also held as the 19th Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS) International Symposium. Support from CEReS and Chiba University's organization for fostering young researchers, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) are gratefully acknowledged.