Eradiate Winter News

Eradiate Workshop 2022 Announcement

The end of Eradiate’s first development phase is approaching: our final milestone is set at the end of March 2022. At that time, we will deliver our first feature release! This delivery will be followed by the Eradiate Workshop 2022, which will be hosted by ESA on March 29-30th (more information below).

Development status

We are currently polishing additional features to make the lives of our users simpler. This includes the redesign of our data delivery system, which we intend to automate to make the deployment of Eradiate more bandwidth-efficient: after all, why download 1 GB of data if you need only 10% of it? This anticipates the implementation of packaging in order to distribute Eradiate over PyPI—this won’t happen for our next milestone, but we’ll be ready to implement it as soon as we have the resources to take care of it!

We are also working hard on improving our testing process through the setup of continuous integration and the definition of a regression testing framework. These infrastructure improvements should reduce the risk of introducing breaking changes in our codebase.

Eradiate Workshop 2022 announcement

Following our next milestone, we will organise the Eradiate Workshop 2022 on March 29-30th 2022. This workshop will be hosted by ESA (ESRIN), hopefully at their premises in Frascati (Italy) with a hybrid setup allowing for remote participation. Should that not be possible, EWS22 would be hosted online like the 2021 edition. The announcement letter and provisional agenda are available here.


We are excited to release the outcome of our research and development work. We created Eradiate with the intent of building an open, modern and flexible radiative transfer simulation platform to bring together scientists of the Earth observation community. We will leave you with a couple of images generated from monochromatic simulations performed with Eradiate.

A view of the homogeneous discrete canopy scene from the RAMI benchmark with a purely scattering atmosphere. The scene is illuminated by a directional emitter oriented at the local zenith. The image is generated from three monochromatic channels at 440, 550 and 660 nm.
A view of the homogeneous discrete canopy scene from the RAMI benchmark with a purely scattering atmosphere. The scene is illuminated by a directional emitter oriented at the local zenith. The image is generated from three monochromatic channels at 440, 550 and 660 nm.
The same scene illuminated at a grazing angle.
The same scene illuminated at a grazing angle.
Vincent Leroy
Vincent Leroy
Lead Developer