Multiple EARSeL Meeting Announcements

29 January 2013

Multiple EARSeL Meeting Announcements
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories

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The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) will
hold several events throughout 2013. The basic details for each of the
events are listed below. More information is available at the associated

1. 8th EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop
8-10 April 2013
Nantes, France

Contributions are invited on all topics within geoinformation and remote
sensing applications. Organizers especially welcome contributions on
existing and future orbital IS sensors, existing and future airborne IS
sensors, image processing methods and tools, new analytical techniques,
calibration and validation, application to terrestrial ecosystems,
coastal and marine ecosystems, inland waters, urban environment, geology
and soils, risk management, climate change, and commercial applications.

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2. 33rd EARSeL Symposium
Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives
3-6 June 2013
Matera, Italy

Contributions to the following topics are invited:

- Scientific applications of remote sensing, emerging methods, and
- Capacity building at organizations and authorities involved in
environmental monitoring and protection
- Remote sensing for archaeology
- Land use and land cover, degradation, and desertification
- Urban remote sensing
- Open ocean remote sensing
- Natural and man-made disasters
- Forestry and forest fires
- Remote sensing and its associated support to the understanding of
climate change
- Hydrological applications: water management, underground water
sources, and land, ice, and snow
- 3D remote sensing, radar, lidar, and thermal remote sensing
- New instruments and methods, including ground truth

Contributions are particularly welcome in the following areas: EO for
improving Smart City management; monitoring and protecting biodiversity;
support of regenerative energy production and transport; improving
climate observations; improving agriculture, water, and fisheries
management; and supporting disaster management.

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3. 4th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing in Education and Training
4 June 2013
Matera, Italy

Presentations are invited on the current use of earth observation as a
support tool for education, training, and capacity building with
emphasis on the following topics:

- Earth observation for kids
- Earth observation and its associated use to support science
education at schools and universities
- Environmental science as a tool in cooperative learning and
teaching, in enquiry-based learning, and in other educational
practices for tomorrow's schools
- Earth observation and its use as educational support in areas like
biology, chemistry, geography, physics, and mathematics curricula in
the classroom but also in continuous individual learning
- Training activities in GMES, with a focus on environment, climate
change and natural disasters, in GEOSS, and other international
- Earth observation and its use for public outreach of Environmental
Sciences and Global Change

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4. 4th EARSeL Workshop on Natural and Cultural Heritage
6-7 June 2013
Matera, Italy

Contributions are invited on the following topics:

- From visual data interpretation to semiautomatic and automatic
procedures in an archaeological perspective
- Remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial analysis for the risk
monitoring and management of cultural resources
- Integration of space/airborne and ground remote sensing in
- The "LiDAR revolution"
- SAR applications for archaeology and palaeonvironmental studies
- Interactions between environment and human civilizations in the
past: which approach by using remote sensing?
- Geographic information and earth observation technologies for the
protection and management of cultural resources in emerging
countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America
- Low cost technologies
- From remote sensing to virtual reconstruction: the study of human

Methodology keywords include: cellular automata spatial modeling; change
detection; classification; data fusion; data integration; data mining;
edge detection; geomatics; geostatistics; geovisual analytics; image
interpretation; image processing; linear and non linear statistical
analysis; pansharpening; pattern recognition; segmentation; site
catchment analysis; space-temporal modeling; spatial autocorrelation;
spatial multicriteria decision analysis; spatial statistical models;
viewshed analysis; visual exploratory data analysis; wavelet.

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5. 6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone
6-7 June 2013
Matera, Italy

The workshop focuses on the impact of our climate on coastal zones and
inland waters, on climate change and its expected effects on European
seas, and on the role of remote sensing for its study. Topics include:

- Changing terrestrial run-off into coastal waters
- Escalation of extreme coastal events: floods, storms, high tides
- Hydrology and water budget evolution of rivers and lakes
- Increasing temperatures in inland and coastal waters
- Impact of varying physical forcing on morphodynamics and
- New developments of habitats, biodiversity and alien invaders
- Fluxes and fate of seawater constituents, including pollutants
- Role of Coastal Zone Management in adapting to climate change

Topics involving investigation with remote sensing include:

- Active and passive methods in all spectral ranges, sensor
- Satellite, airborne and ground-based methods including ground
- Modeling of radiative transfer, image processing and related
- Interaction of physical, biological and chemical conditions and
- Ocean color remote sensing for coastal and inland waters

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6. 9th EARSeL Forest Fires Special Interest Group Workshop
Quantifying the Environmental Impact of Forest Fires
15-17 October 2013
Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

- Characterizing the impact of fire severity and fire frequency
across vegetation types
- Validation methods for burned area mapping
- Monitoring and modeling vegetation recovery after fire disturbance
- Scaling from regional to global burned area maps
- Mapping forest fires for REDD+ MRV
- Using active fire mapping and fire radiative energy to inform on
fire severity and impact

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