ELC2021 will be held in a hybrid format, combining face-to-face with online participation. We will put in place a wide range of precautionary measures, aligned with the directives of the European authorities, to guarantee the security of the participants. Please, keep an eye on our twitter account and your e-mail for possible updates. We hope you enjoy the conference and we are looking forward to see you soon, either on-line or in person.



We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of the European Lidar Conference (ELC), which will take place in Granada (Spain) from the 16th to the 18th of November 2021, hosted by the University of Granada, in a hybrid format.

The European Lidar Conference is settling down in the lidar community after two successful editions. This conference is intended to be organized each two years in between ILRCs, in five different sessions covering a wide range of state-of-the-art lidar-related topics. Each session is structured in a plenary talk and oral/poster presentations, as well as a time slot dedicated to open discussion led by the session chairs.

ELC aims to be a suitable environment where lidarists can have a deep and open discussion. During 2.5 days, experts will have the opportunity to network, find new and longstanding collaborations, exchange ideas, create novel ones, and be inspired by top-level keynote lectures, to further improve the field of lidar research... A place where we can meet and discuss the very technical aspects of our work.

The amazing city of Granada, home of the encharming Alhambra, will be the scenery of ELC2021 that brings European groups active in lidar research, as well as researchers from many other countries worldwide. As in the previous edition, the participation of young researchers is especially encouraged.

Note that there is no board or established committee behind ELC, just a group of scientists who mobilized their resources for this experiment. As such, the involvement of the community for the continuation of this event will be needed. The whole idea is to “keep it simple” and “make it useful”.

Save the date, we look forward to seeing you in Granada!



The topics of the European Lidar Conference 2021 include:

- Lidar technology

- Lidar algorithms and data products

- Lidar applications

- Challenges: Atmospheric boundary layer and low altitude profiling

- Open topic: Synergies

- Open forum: companies and users


Granada is music and poetry, pure monumental art, millenary culture. It is a province that reaches for the sky from the steep mountain tops of the Sierra Nevada; cities full of impressive architecture coming to rest on the high plains; white villages scattered along valleys and slopes that die on the cliffs and beaches of the Tropical Coast. The Province of Granada, a privileged tourist destination, allows the traveler to enjoy the architecture of the breathtaking  Alhambra Palace, practice skiing in the Sierra Nevada, exploring the remote villages of the Alpujarra, trace the last frontier of Al-Andalus in the West of the Province or stay in caves that bring back to life our troglodyte past.



ELC2020 and ELC2021 participants are invited to submit a paper to the Special Issue of the Journal ‘Remote Sensing’ (Impact factor: 4.848, Q1) dedicated to the Conference and entitled "Selected Papers of the European Lidar Conference". A special discount will be offered to the conference participants.

How to submit your paper?
- Prepare your paper as soon as possible. The final and last deadline to submit your paper is 30th June 2022.
- Submit your paper according the journal’s 
guidelines on the online submission system of the journal: https://susy.mdpi.com/. In the box ‘Special Issue’ do not forget to select ‘Selected papers of the European Lidar Conference 2020’.
- After submission of your paper, please send an email to 
elc2021@ugr.es with the details of your submission (title of the paper, authors and reference).