The HF Radar ocean applications community has been participating in a number of conferences and workshop over the last decades that have provided a unique opportunity for the researchers to present their work to the scientific community.

Three years ago the Remote Ocean Sensing (ROS) workshop was launched in Germany. ROS 2011 is the third in this series and will be hosted at the NATO Undersea Research Center in La Spezia, Italy.


In contrast to the previous workshops ROS 2011 will be dedicated solely to HF-radar remote sensing of the ocean and its applications.

ROS 2011 will focus on retrieval of information such as surface currents, waves, and winds as well as ship detection. Furthermore, ROS 2011 will address the utilization of the retrieved information in other applications e.g. environmental modeling.


The overall goal of the workshop will be first, to allow everyone to understand the state-of-the-art in ocean remote sensing with HF-radars, and second, to see if we can come to some consensus as to possible approaches, issues, and validation.

We want the workshop to be a forum for researchers and users to come together and discuss results, needs, issues as well as possible future applications and collaborations.