The WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American’s lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

The specific goals of the Workshop are to promote communication and cooperation between scientific members of the LIDAR community in Latin America, and to plan future LIDAR research projects in the region. This event is also a great opportunity for lidar and environmental companies to contact potential clients in Latin American lidar working groups.

The host of the VII WLMLA, the Center for Optics and Photonics (CEFOP) of University of Concepción as a scientific and technological Center, sponsored by Programa de Financiamento Basal of Comisión Nacional de Investigación científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT), is inviting to Lidar students and researchers for getting together to discuss over future directions on this topic, and encourages to young scientists to attend and present work, ensuring the vitality of the field of laser remote sensing.

Date: November 11 to 16, 2013, Pucón, Chile

Basic School on Lidars

November 11th, 2013 / Lidar Technique Introduction for students at beginner level

November 12th-13th, 2013 / Operation and technical details of Lidar Systems for students at middle and advanced level.

Workshop of Lidar Measurements in Latin America

November 14th-15th, 2013 / Oral presentations and posters sessions on Lidar topics and remote sensing applications

The main topics are:

  • Lidar technologies and methods
  • Lidar applications in environmental sciences
  • Lidar Networking
  • Synergy between lidar and others instruments
  • Regional and international cooperation in lidar technologies
  • Remote Sensing applications


Professors of the Second Lidar School 

1. Dr. Lucas Alados, Researcher of the Department of Applied Physics in Faculty of Science at University of Granada. Head of Atmospheric Physics Group

2. Dr. Albert Ansmann, Researcher Scientist at IfT (Institute for Tropospheric Research) Leipzig, Germany.  Head of Optical Remote Measurements Group.

3. Dr. Álvaro Bastidas, Head of Laser and Optics Spectroscopy Group of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín.

 4. Dr. Victoria Cachorro, Scientific director of Atmospheric Optics Group of the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain; Leader of Iberian Aerosol measurements Network (RIMA).

5. Dr. René Estevan, Researcher of the Meteorological Center at Camagüey, Cuba, and Atmospheric Optics of Camagüey Group.

 6. Dr. Massimo del Guasta, Head of the LIDAR Group at the Applied physics Institute “Nello Carrara” of the Italian research national council. Florence (Italy).

7. Dr. Eduardo Landulfo, Head of Laser Application Group at IPEN,Brazil. Latin American LIDAR Network Director.

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