18th BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop in Tokyo (hybrid)

The 18th WCRP/BSRN Scientific Review and Workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

01.-05. July 2024

Japan Meteorological Agency Headquarter (JMA HQ), 3-6-9 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-8431, Japan - www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/Access/indexe_acs.html

We would like to acknowledge and thank the Japan Meteorological Agency, and in particular Dr. Kazuyuki Saito of the “Aerosol and Radiation” section and responsible of the Atmospheric Environment Observations, for the kind offer to host the meeting, and all the WCRP/GEWEX and GCOS staff for their continuous support.


The abstract submission is valid for registration. In case you wish to attend without presenting an abstract, please send an e-mail to any of the BSRN management staff (https://bsrn.awi.de/contact-persons/), expressing your interest. Indicate your Name Surname, Affiliation, and if you wish to attend the workshop in person or remotely. Please include the keyword “bsrn-workshop-2024” in the subject, and ask for a confirmation receipt.


Practical information:
Travel to Tokyo
There are two international airports in Tokyo: Tokyo Narita and Tokyo Haneda.
We recommend you arrive at Tokyo Haneda, which is just 1-hour train ride to Tokyo city, where the meetings will be held.
Haneda International Airport  https://tokyo-haneda.com/en/
Narita International Airport  https://www.narita-airport.jp/en/

Map of the venue and hotels

Map: goo.gl/maps/5poVAGvnRxeguCNL9

List of hotels nearby JMA
(no arrangement made, please book as you see fit)

goo.gl/maps/jFzH381hghUnHQJw5 => APA Hotel Shinbashi Toranomon
goo.gl/maps/dWWfieddk2QXmRCJ9 => The B Shinbashi

goo.gl/maps/DCDo6QcANkQz4hHp7 => Tokyo Prince Hotel
goo.gl/maps/3aCnTkbAJ15knj8x7 => Shiba Park Hotel
goo.gl/maps/o5onddA1jGnZXhcv6 => VIA INN HIGASHIGINZA
goo.gl/maps/CUKR8pyhwWCmGMEB9 => Hotel Villa Fontaine Grand Tokyo Roppongi
goo.gl/maps/JTD4Nmb4knVizSAE8 => Hotel 1899 Tokyo
goo.gl/maps/EYCQW7C48xzwSG189 => LOF HOTEL Shimbashi
goo.gl/maps/6xBw2fxftQSWp4yB6 => Sotetsu Fresa Inn Shimbashi-Karasumoriguchi

Any foreign visitor entering Japan must have a valid passport for the duration of their stay, and all visitors must comply with the conditions of their visas. For visa information for a stay of up to 90 days for tourism, business, visiting friends or relatives, etc. that does not include remunerative activities, visit this link. An overview of countries that are visa exempt can be found here.

In case you need an invitation letter please contact the BSRN project manager/deputy or the WRMC archive director (https://bsrn.awi.de/contact-persons/).


Thematic and abstract submission
The workshop, in a hybrid form, will be aimed to report on the status of the network and reviewing the most recent scientific achievements and technical activities related to BSRN world.

The agenda will be structured following classical BSRN workshop themes, such as:

  •     New Stations proposals,
  •     Station status and operations,
  •     Operations in harsh environments and over ocean/sea
  •     Data quality and uncertainty characterization,
  •     New technologies for the characterization of solar and infrared radiation,
  •     Earth-system balance, Climate models and Radiative Transfer models,
  •     Data analysis towards value-added-products,
  •     Aerosols and clouds effects,
  •     Remote-sensing product validation,
  •     Broadband and spectral albedo,
  •     Solar energy applications,
  •     Field campaigns and instrument inter-comparison

Please feel free to contact the BSRN project manager if you have doubts about the argument you wish to propose. You may also consult the previous meeting agendas available on this page.

Please submit your abstract by e-mail using the template to the WRMC/BSRN archive director Amelie Driemel (amelie.driemel[at]awi.de) by April 30, 2024, indicating if you apply for a talk or a poster presentation, and if you’re planning to attend in person or remotely. Please ask for a confirmation receipt. A certain priority will be given to folks attending the workshop in person, although we will try to accommodate all the pertinent requests. We foresee 20 minutes slots including questions.