ICLAS Charter and Purpose

Officers & Membership

The ICLAS is composed of two bodies:

  1. a Working Group  (Chairman and approximately 13 members with 6-year terms)
  2. Standing committees (with no term limits)

All ICLAS members participate in discussions, but only the Working Group members and Chairman can vote.

Atmospheric Lidar Missions

NameTimeframe
LITE (NASA)1994
ICESat (NASA)2003-2010
CALIPSO (NASA-CNES)2006 -
CATS (NASA) on ISS2015 -
ADM-Aeolus (ESA)Starting at the end of 2017
EarthCARE (ESA-JAXA)Starting in 2018