Belgian Earth Observation Days 2013

A partir de 19 novembre 2013 to 20 novembre 2013

Date
A partir de 19 novembre 2013 to 20 novembre 2013

Adresse
Manoir du Capitaine
Chemin de Boulouffe 1
7181 Feluy BE

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The main goal of the Belgian Earth Observation Days is to make professionals and researchers concerned by remote sensing aware of the projects realized in Belgium in the framework of the STEREO II programme and to offer the possibility for networking.

STEREO II: Support to Exploitation and Research in Earth Observation

The STEREO II programme, launched in 2006, aims at putting Belgium on the map as a centre of expertise in a number of remote sensing areas and to establish the use of remote sensing as a common technique in the greatest possible number of research and application fields.

Apart from the scientific presentations of STEREO II projects this event is the opportunity to give a special focus on:

1. The Evaluation of the STEREO II programme

After 8 years and more than 70 projects financed it's now time to bring the programme to a close and launch its successor: STEREO III. In order to assess its merits, an evaluation of this programme is currently on-going. The main goals of this work are to:

  • Obtain an overview of the performances of the different programme components;
  • Investigate whether the initial objectives were reached;
  • Formulate recommendations for the organisation and definition of the research priorities of STEREO III.

A presentation will be dedicated to this evaluation during the first day of the workshop.

2. The start of the new STEREO III programme (and launch of the first call)

The launch of a new STEREO phase has recently been approved. We are proud to officially announce the start of this new initiative designed to be the national earth observation programme until 2020. 
What are the novelties? Who can submit a proposal? How are the proposals evaluated? What is the schedule of the first call of proposal? We plan to answers all these questions during a presentation given by the programmes managers (also at your disposal during the two days of the workshop) during the morning of the first day.

3. Introduction to the use of UAVs for earth observation

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), colloquially known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground. This tool is now used in a lot of application fields, earth observation being one of them. A half day will be dedicated to UAV's with a special focus on: 

  • complementarity with data from satellites;
  • what about the legislation;
  • examples of concrete applications.

A live demonstration by two different types of UAVs is also foreseen.

Programme

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TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2013
08:30
Registration
09:15
Conference Opening

Jacques Nijskens

09:25
Evaluation of STEREO II

The STEREO team

09:40
The STEREO III programme and first call of proposals

The STEREO team

10:40
Coffee break
11:00
First session: Final results of projects – call 2009
11:00
Uncertainty analysis and data-assimilation of remote sensing data for the calibration of cellular automata-based land-use models (ASIMUD)

Lien Poelmans, Johannes van der Kwast, Derek Karssenberg, Kor de Jong, Kasper Cockx, Tim Van de Voorde, Frank Canters, Inge Uljee and Guy Engelen

11:00
Geostationary ocean colour - preparing the future (GEOCOLOUR)

Kevin Ruddick, Quinten Vanhellemont, Aida Alvera Azcarate and Zhongping Lee

11:00
High resolution merged satellite Sea surface temperature fields (HiSea): final results and perspectives (HISEA)

Aida Alvera-Azcárate, Alexander Barth, Charles Troupin, Igor Tomazic and Jean-Marie Beckers

11:00
Hyperspectral-hyperspatial data fusion and unmixing techniques to tackle the spectral-spatial resolution (HYPERMIX)

Stephanie Delalieux, Guy Thoonen, Zahid Mahmood and Paul Scheunders

12:00
Lunch
14:00
Continuation of first session
14:00
Small scale reforestation in eastern DRC: the role of remote sensing in the REDD+ mechanisms (MORECA)

Eléonore Wolff, Alix Sotiaux, Mone Van Geit, Olivier Ska and Pierre Defourny

14:00
Three dimensional mapping of soil organic carbon using imaging and point spectroscopy (SOC 3D)

Leonardo Ramirez-Lopez, Kim Knauer, Antoine Stevens, Martin Schlerf and Bas van Wesemael

14:00
The distribution of R. microplus: an invasive tick in West Africa (TICKRISK)

Eva De Clercq, Maxime Madder, Agustin Estrada-Pena and Sophie Vanwambeke

14:45
Coffee break
15:05
Continuation of first session
15:05
An automated workflow targeting a pre-operational alert system in UNESCO WH tropical forests (UNESCO-WATCH)

Julien Radoux, Maïté Jonas, Quentin Jungers and Pierre Defourny

15:05
Remote mapping of tree species in Hawaiian rainforests: demonstrating the potential of hyperspectral time series (VEGEMIX)

Ben Somers and Gregory Asner

15:40
BELAIR
15:40
The BELAIR 2013 campaign

Walter Debruyn, Stephanie Delalieux, Dries Raymaekers, Boud Verbeiren and Ils Reusen

16:00
End of sessions
16:15
BELAIR 2013 meeting
 
WEDNESDAY 20 NOVEMBER
08:30
Registration
09:15
Second session: Final results of projects – call 2007
09:15
The use of remote sensing and agrometeorological modelling for crop monitoring, damage and risk assessment in Belgium (ADASCIS)

Viviane Planchon, Isabelle Piccard, Robert Oger, Bernard Tychon, Catherine Marlier, Dominique Buffet, Stephen Kempenaers, Bakary Djaby and Marielle Foguenne

09:15
Improving epidemiological modelling using satellite derived soil moisture proxies (EPIDEMOIST)

Els Ducheyne, Jan Peters, Jasper Van doninck, Niko Verhoest, Bernard De Baets and Guy Hendrickx

09:15
Water quality monitoring with the APEX sensor (MICAS)

Dries Raymaekers, Els Knaeps, Sindy Sterckx and Daniel Odermatt

09:15
Improvements in population estimate using remote sensing techniques for rural and urban area (POPSATER)

Eléonore Wolff, Alix Sotiaux, Louis Lohle-Tart, André Lambert and Herbert Hansen

09:15
Operator performance in remote sensing image analysis: the impact of human and external factors (WAVARS)

Frieke Van Coillie, Soetkin Gardin, Frederik Anseel, Wouter Duyck, Lieven Verbeke and Robert De Wulf

10:30
Coffee break
10:50
Third session: Presentation of new projects – call 2012
10:50
Dynamics of river plumes from MERIS, MODIS and GOCI data (BEL-GOYA)

Kevin Ruddick, Bouchra Nechad, Dimitry Vanderzande, David Doxaran, Quinten Vanhellemont and Ana Dogliotti

10:50
Changing farming, bush encroachment, and tick-borne disease risk in southern Norway (BUSHTICK)

Jasper Van doninck, Sophie Vanwambeke and Patrick Meyfroidt

10:50
Monitoring Evapotranspiration at high resolution with MSG and Moderate resolution satellites (EVA-3M)

Françoise Gellens-Meulenberghs, Nicolas Ghilain and José Miguel Barrios

10:50
Biodiversity patterns along climate and land use gradients in Panama from imaging spectroscopy (REMEDY)

Ben Somers, Gregory Asner, C.B. Anderson, D.E. Knapp and R.E. Martin

10:50
SPaceborne Radar INterferometric Techniques for Humanitarian Demining Land Release (SPRINT)

Nada Milisavljevic, Damien Closson, Francesco Holecz, Paolo Pasquali and Alain Muls

11:40
Fourth Session: UAV
11:40
Key-note: Recent advances in the developments of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for environmental mapping and monitoring on UAV applications

Arko Lucieer (University of Tasmania)

11:40
Belgian approach related to remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and their insertion into non-segrerated airspace

Erika Billen

12:30
Lunch
14:00
UAV live demonstrations
15:20
Continuation of fourth Session: UAV
15:20
Elucidation on live demonstration

Dennis Devriendt and Tom Verstappen

15:20
Overview of systems, applications and processing

Kris Nackaerts and Peter Strigencz

15:20
Drone image processing to detect small water body dynamics for fasciola risk modelling

Wouter Hantson, Els Ducheyne and Guy Hendrickx

15:20
Using unmanned aerial systems for the monitoring of Belgium forests: discrimination of tree species based on time series of airborne images

Jonathan Lisein, Adrien Michez and Philippe Lejeune

15:20
The Belgian Unmanned Aircraft System association: an overview.

Koen Meuleman

16:30
Closure of the workshop

Venue

Chemin de Boulouffe 1 - 7181 Feluy BE

The workshop will take place at the the Manoir du Capitaine, located in Feluy.

Le Manoir du Capitaine
Chemin de Boulouffe 1 
7181 Feluy - Belgium 
T: +32 67 87 45 40 
F: +32 67 87 45 50 
e-mail: welcome@manoirducapitaine.com
www.manoirducapitaine.com