The 1st European Lidar Conference ELC2018 will l be organized in Thessaloniki, Greece, between 3-5 July 2018. ELC is a new initiative of European lidar scientists and aims to establish a new concept for a conference, giving emphasis on triggering extended and lively discussions among the participants, encourage them to ask questions and get answers from leading experts.


  • Lidar technology
  • Lidar algorithms and data products
  • Lidar applications
  • Challenges: Quantifying lidar data uncertainties
  • Open topic: The status of European lidar activities and missions 30 years after Bilan Energetique du Systeme Tropical (BEST)

The important dates for ELC2018 are:

  •  27 December 2017: opening of the registration and submission of 2-pages abstract
  • 15 February 2018: closing of the abstract submission
  • 15 March 2018: notification of abstract acceptance
  • 15 April 2018: closing of the early registration

More information can be found at