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Copernicus meets Galileo - Earth observation - Navigation - GeoIT

8 - 9 May 2019

Organisation: TH Georg Agricola University of Applied Sciences, CopServ International, and ZENIT

Location: Bochum, Germany

Overview:

The digitalisation of our world is currently on everyone's lips and keeping companies, politicians and all of us on our toes. Earth observation and navigation with the European systems Copernicus and Galileo have long been pioneers of digitalisation and can today be considered as models for many sectors and technologies.

The intention is to broaden the scope of the 2018 conference on "Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications" to include the technology fields of "Navigation" and "Geoinformation Technology". The conference will function both as a marketplace and a platform for knowledge transfer between technology experts, service providers and manufacturers as well as users in application sectors and in so doing boost the development.

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GISTAM 2019

3 - 5 May 2019

Organisation: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)

Location: Crete, Greece

Course Overview:The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems.

The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.

Conference Topics

  • Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Remote Sensing
  • Modeling, Representation and Visualization
  • Knowledge Extraction and Management
  • Domain Applications

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Remote Sensing for Disasters Scenarios

16, 23 - 30 April 2019

Organization: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)

 

Course Overview: According to the WHO, every year disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide." This training will show participants how NASA remote sensing data can be used to characterize and monitor disaster related events and support relief efforts. Each session will cover a different disaster and its supporting data. Disaster scenarios will include tropical storms, flooding, earthquakes, and landslides.

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify NASA data products to characterize and monitor disasters and support decision-making
  • Understand the different data products available and their shortcomings
  • Access and interpret data covered in the different sessions.

 

Course Dates:  Tuesdays, April 16, 23, and 30, 2019.

 

Times: 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00 EDT (UTC-4); the 14:00-16:00 sessions will be delivered in Spanish.

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Advanced Webinar: Investigating Time Series of Satellite Imagery

15 - 17 April 2019

Organization: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)    

Course Overview: Evaluation of satellite imagery for an area over time can be used to i

dentify trends and changes. This type of time series analysis can be used to assess forest disturbance, land cover changes, vegetation health, and agriculture monitoring and expansion. NASA Earth observations can provide long-term records from Landsat, and frequent imagery from sensors including MODIS. This training will focus on two tools, AppEEARS from the LPDAAC and LandTrendr via Google Earth Engine (GEE). AppEEARS enables users to integrate point or polygon ground-based data with satellite imagery. The GEE implementation of LandTrendr enables users to analyze land cover dynamics, including short-term disturbances and long-term trends. Both sessions will feature a lecture, followed by time for hands-on exercises and questions.


Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will become familiar with time series analysis techniques:

  • Understand how to evaluate time series of MODIS & Landsat data
  • Learn how to integrate point data with satellite imagery using the AppEEARS web-based interface
  • Learn the basics of the GEE implementation of LandTrendr including:
    • Generating annual land surface reflectance images
    • Plotting a time series of land surface reflectance
    • Creating a map of change detection, magnitude of change, duration of change event, and pre-change spectral values.

Course Dates:  Monday, April 15 and Wednesday, 17 April 2019.

 

Times: 10:00-12:00 or 18:00-20:00 EDT (UTC-4).

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EGU General Assembly 2019

7 - 12 April 2019

Organisation: European Geoscience Union (EGU)

Location: Vienna, Austria

Overview:

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 will as usual take place in Vienna, Austria, from 07 to 12 April 2019, bringing together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. For more information, please check the General Assembly section of the website.

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Digital transformation in agriculture: the role of remote sensing

27 March 2019

Organisation: EARSC and DG AGRI

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Overview:

EARSC, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI), is organising a workshop titled "Digital transformation in agriculture: the role of remote sensing". The event will take place in Brussels on the 27 March.

The workshop aims at elaborating on the role of technological innovation in agriculture – with a particular focus on satellite and remote sensing applications – in light of the post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy, recently proposed by the Commission. It will match the points of view of the policy makers, the remote sensing industry and the end-users in order to deliver a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges that the digital transformation poses to the agricultural sector.

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RSCy2019 - Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

18 - 21 March 2019

Organisation: Cyprus Remote Sensing Society

Location: Paphos, Cyprus

Overview:

 

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' invite you to join us in Cyprus on March 18-21, 2019 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus.

 

The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications.

 

The RSCy2019 will include ESA, NASA and Copernicus workshops. Additional workshops will be announced.

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Introductory Webinar: Using Earth Observations to Monitor Water Budgets for River Basin Management

13 March - 3 April 2019

Organisation: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) Course

 

Overview: Rivers are a major source of freshwater. They support aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, provide transportation, and generate hydropower. Managing river basin watersheds is critical for developing policies for sustainable water allocation and development. Over the course of four sessions, this introductory webinar series will address using satellite data and Earth system modeling data sources to estimate surface water budgets.

 

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will become familiar with: remote sensing and Earth system modeling data sources relevant for river basin watershed management estimating surface water budgets and their temporal variability in sub-watersheds within river basins.

 

Course Dates: 13 March through 3 April 2019.

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3rd Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting

12 - 14 March 2019

Organisation: ESA and CNES

Location: Toulouse, France

Overview:

The objective of the Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting (S2VT) is to provide a forum for interaction among different researchers from both industrial and academic laboratories and institutions in order to foster the development of efficient and effective Calibration and Validation methods.

 

The S2VT aims at collecting independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.

 

The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by expert practitioners working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.

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Fluorescence (FLEX) 2019

5 - 8 March 2019

Organisation: ESA

Location: Davos, Switzerland

Overview:

This International Network follows a series of events addressing remote sensing of vegetation fluorescence. With the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) –Sentinel-3 tandem mission in its implementation phase and fluorescence measurements becoming increasingly available from missions like OCO-2 and Sentinel-5 P, the network will focus on latest developments in fluorescence remote sensing.

 

This includes fluorescence retrievals and atmospheric correction, product validation using ground and airborne instrumentation, and applications covering modeling at different spatial scales and data assimilation.

 

In addition, we encourage contributions related to research and applications over coastal and inland waters. The International Network is open to all scientists and engineers interested in exploring the new observation capabilities and synergies provided by the FLEX and the Sentinel-3 mission. The total number of participants is limited.

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World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting 2019

21 - 22 February 2019

Organisation: ESA

Location: Frascati, Italy

Overview:

A user consultation meeting is planned to take place on 21 and 22 February 2019 at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications to be implemented in the ESA EO Science for Society programme element.


The world ocean circulation is the engine allowing energy, heat, momentum, chemicals and floating materials ranging from living resources to marine pollution to be transported over large distance around the Earth. The accurate knowledge of the ocean circulation at all time and space scales is becoming increasingly importance to many scientific, operational and commercial applications.


A large variety of active and passive remote-sensing instruments are in orbit today, which measurements both provide indirect knowledge about ocean surface currents at various spatial and temporal scales, also representing a surface signature of the ocean interior dynamics.


All these data, used in synergy, constitute a wealth of information to advance our understanding and estimation of the upper layer of the World Ocean Circulation.

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Big Data from Space 2019

19 - 21 February 2019

Organisation: European Space Agency, JRC and SatCen

Location: Munich, Germany

Conference overview:

The 2019 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'19) 'Turning Data into Insights', takes place on 19-21 February 2019 in Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany.

The BiDS'19 Conference is co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen).

Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by a variety of sensors - ranging from ground based to space-borne - and the synergetic use of data coming from other sources and communities.

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Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring

18 - 20 February 2019

Organisation: ISPRS Working Group III/10 / GEOGLAM / Indian Society of Remote Sensing

Location: New Delhi, India

Course Overview: Earth Observation is being increasingly used for operational applications in agriculture. Information derived from remotely sensed data and combined with other information, is being used to support decisions for agricultural development. This increased interest in remote sensing of agriculture has prompted more coordinated efforts, nationally, regionally and globally. To mark 50 years of remote sensing in India and to contribute to this international coordination, an international workshop is planned to review the status of Earth Observation for agricultural monitoring, at global, regional and national levels, and to discuss and propose the future course of action.

The ISPRS WG III/10, GEOGLAM, ISRS Joint International Workshop on "Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring upcoming will be held in New Delhi, India from 18 to 20 February 2019.

Conference Topics

  • Retrospective and Prospective of EO Applications in Agriculture (Special Session on 50 years of Remote Sensing Programme in India)
  • Advances in Crop Area Estimation
  • Disasters in Agriculture (Drought, Flood, Pest/Disease, Hailstorm, etc.)
  • Agriculture and Climate
  • Agricultural LCLUC
  • Earth Observations for Crop Risk Assessment
  • EO requirements for Agriculture
  • Yield Estimation: Global, Regional & Local Scale
  • Agro Eco-system , Processes and Modelling.

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HAPS4ESA 2019 - State-of-the-art and future perspective for High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites in Europe

12 - 14 February 2019

Organisation: ESA

Location: Leiden, Netherlands

Overview:

High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) operating for extended periods at an altitude of approximately 20 km complement and extend the capabilities of satellites in the domains of Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation. HAPS, in synergy with satellites, offer unique capabilities for the development of value adding applications and science. With over 200 participants, the HAPS4ESA 2017 workshop was the first meeting in Europe bringing together HAPS system, payload and applications developers, institutional stakeholders, space agencies and scientists.

Building on this success, the European Space Agency is again reaching out to the Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation communities to review the State-of-the-Art and the future perspectives of HAPS in a changing Space 4.0 environment and with a specific focus regarding potential ESA HAPS activities to be decided at the next ESA Council at Ministerial level in 2019 (Space19+).

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11th EARSeL SIG IS Workshop

6 - 8 February 2019

Organisation: EARSeL and CzechGlobe

Location: Brno, Czech Republic

Course Overview: The EARSeL Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy in the long term encourages international discussion among specialists working with innovative spectral Earth Observation technologies. The SIG IS organizes workshop every two years (the last one was held in Zürich) and with more than 20 years long tradition it is recognized as the leading workshop in this field in Europe, as well as worldwide. It brings together students and professionals from universities, research organizations and private companies to present, exchange and discuss new ideas and research achievements related to all aspects of imaging spectroscopy.

These technological and methodological developments are inviting for exchange of new knowledge and fruitful scientific discussions during the upcoming 11th EARSeL SIG IS Workshop held in Brno, Czech Republic from 6 to 8 February 2019.

Conference Topics

  • Advanced methods for spectroscopy data calibration, processing, analyzing and modelling
  • Spectroscopy data fusion and application in Earth sciences
  • Innovative sensing platforms and sensors

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