2014 ForestSAT Conference
November 4-8 2014
Riva del Garda (TN), Italy
Forest Geomatics: a bridge between forest sciences, remote sensing and geo-spatial applications
ForestSAT 2014 is the 6th international conference in a series focusing on the applications of forest geomatics, previous conferences have taken place in Scotland, Sweden, France, Spain and USA.
ForestSAT 2014 conference is aimed at promoting the integration of earth observation with other geo-spatial applications and traditional forest sciences. The conference covers all possible scientifically-based developments and applications of remote sensing and GIS tools for monitoring, mapping or modeling forest systems. Aiding a better understanding of their functioning, and supporting their inventory and sustainable management.
Within the framework of climate and socio-economic changing scenarios ForestSAT2014 is especially focused to applications developed in critical environments, such as mountain ecosystems.
Themes & Topics
ForestSAT2014 is mainly focused on the following themes and topics:
1 Forest mapping and inventory – Approaches for mapping forest types, species, structure, biodiversity indicators and ecosystems services. For spatially estimating biomass, height, growing stock. Change detection and time series analyses. Natural and human induced disturbances: harvesting, forest fires, storms, insects, disease, drought. Monitoring regeneration, regrowth, succession, encroachment, gap dynamics, invasive species. Remote sensing guided statistical estimation, uses of inventory data, sampling, stratification. Carbon accounting. Uncertainty analysis.
2 Forest ecosystems modeling – Use of remotely sensed data with biogeochemical models, productivity forecasting, biodiversity modeling and habitat suitability analysis. Hydrology. Fire behavior modeling and effects. Phenology.
3 Development of methods – Methods based on optical, microwave and LiDAR data. Classification algorithms, continuous variable modeling, radiometric and geometric accuracy and precision, compositing and mosaicking, objects vs. pixels, visualization, radiative transfer modeling, 3-dimensional modeling, multi-sensor and multi-scale (integrated) approaches. Radar interferometry, aerial photogrammetry. Experimenting aerial drones applications in forestry.
4 Proximal sensing – Use of proximal sensing in forestry, terrestrial LiDAR, total stations, GNSS based systems, hemispheric photography.
5 Forest management and policy– Use of remote sensing and geo-spatial analysis supporting forest management and operations. Emergency response and monitoring. Monitoring effects of regional to national forest policies, evaluating trade-offs among ecosystem services, international agreements and programs. Assessment and monitoring in protected areas.
6 Education – Remote sensing in the classroom, uses of publicly available spatial data.
1st call for abstract December 2013
2nd call for abstract February 2014
3rd call for abstract April 2014
30 April 2014 deadline for abstract submission
31 June 2014 notification of abstract acceptance
Deadline for early registration: 15 July 2014
Deadline for registrations: 30 September 2014
ForestSAT2014 will take place in a conference center located in the picturesque town of Riva del Garda (Italy), located close to the city of Trento.
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