The PRESENTATIONS OF THE EXPERTS that gave a talk in the Summer School can be found at the end of this page.

Date: 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2013
Venue name: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Location: Potsdam, Germany (

The 2nd Gfg2 summer school was dedicated to teach fundamentals and applications of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as a powerful tool for remote sensing and Earth observation. Special focus will be put on applications for atmospheric remote sensing and meteorology, remote sensing of land, water and ice using reflected GNSS signals and ionosphere and Space weather research. 


Some pictures from the summer school can be found here:



The use of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for precise positioning in scientific work is nowadays standard. In the last years, the application of the globally and continuously available navigation satellite signals for Earth observation and remote sensing became more and more important. A prominent example is the operational use of atmospheric GNSS data to improve global and regional weather forecasts, which was started in 2006. The Second Gfg2 Summer School will introduce students from education and industry to the world of Satellite Navigation Remote Sensing by covering:

• Fundamentals of GNSS remote sensing
• Use of a variety of GNSS equipment and applications
• Presentations showing the range of current applications of GNSS based remote sensing
• Sharing ideas with fellow students working in different fields
• Some of the initiatives that support people with new ideas for using GNSS as a remote sensing tool 


Gfg2 2ndSummerSchool-Expenses.doc59 KB
Gfg2 2ndSummerSchool-Agenda_updated.pdf119.57 KB
Gfg2 Poster_Abstracts.pdf357.33 KB
Gfg2_2nd_Summer_School_student_Information.pdf854.92 KB
bender_tomography.pdf5.52 MB
daniels_copernicus.pdf4.31 MB
elgered_ground_gpsmet.pdf5.66 MB
garisson_reflectometry.pdf28 MB
garisson_signals.pdf22.96 MB
guerova_gpsmet.pdf6.09 MB
jaeggi_orbits.pdf20.05 MB
jakowski_ionosphere.pdf6.25 MB
jones_weather.pdf6.28 MB
Kirchengast_ROandClimate.pdf9.15 MB
Larson_Keynote.pdf7.64 MB
Larson_Reflections.pdf14.97 MB
Larson_SpaceGeodesy.pdf5.95 MB
martinneira_reflectometry.pdf16 MB
puig_centelles_intro.pdf3.83 MB
schuh_intro.pdf25.05 MB
wickert_introduction.pdf1.01 MB
wickert_radio_occultation.pdf7.1 MB