The "International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid and Space Missions" will be held in Porto, Portugal, from August 30th to September 3rd, 2004.
The meeting will be hosted by the Faculty of Science, University of Porto.
The meeting aims to bring together scientists from different areas in the geosciences, working with gravity and geoid related problems, both from the theoretical and practical points of view.
Integration of heterogeneous data and contributions from satellite and airborne techniques to the study of the temporal variations of the gravity field are some of the topics to be considered.
Special focus will be given to the exploitation of data from the new Dedicated Gravity Satellite Missions.
New space missions addressing topographic and ice field mapping using SAR, LIDAR, and laser altimetry are also of particular interest.
Presentation of student papers is especially encouraged.
Best student papers awards will be made, consisting of financial support to attend the meeting.