abstract submission: Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era

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2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to the 8th of February 2016.

About 2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop “Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era

Following the successful 1st EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover (SIG LU/LC) and NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program joint Workshop with more than 150 participants from 4 continents, the 2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop “Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era” sets the questions towards and beyond the 2020 emerging challenges.

The workshop will take place on 6-7 May 2016 place in Prague.

New Earth Observation frontiers are being formed continuously by the dynamically changing expectations set by contemporary and expected developments in the geo- and bio-sphere as a counterbalance for pressures and demands emerging from a changing climate and the anthroposphere; driven in turn by the diverse and often volatile social, political and economic conditions around the globe. Environment, Food security, Energy, Health and Security require continuous, reliable and cost effective monitoring of the Earth’s surface and its resources. The 2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop is considered supportive to the objectives of the imminent following ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016 on 9–13 May 2016, as a brainstorming preparation and chance for specialists to formulate a common understanding and language prior to entering the wider discussions of the more diverse audience; in matters of background and expectations from land-cover products and the scientific community.

The Workshop is organized around four representative sessions, covering the latest advances; trending activities and future challenges in land-cover services in the big data era. The four sessions are:

  1. Harmonization of Sentinel-2 and Landsat products
  2. Mapping Land Cover and Land Use with cross-scale and cross-sensors  approaches
  3. Challenges of Land Cover and Land Use Monitoring with Dense Time Series of EO Data
  4. EO benefits for ecosystem services and human wellbeing

Each session will open with presentations by distinguished keynote speakers who will trigger and set the floor for the discussion among all participants that will follow the keynotes. Each session will continue with poster presentation and conclude with discussion wrapping-up the key elements of the session and enhancing collaboration among the participants.

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