Keynote speakers

Two prestigious keynote speakers will guide each session. One will be reflecting views from Europe, as suggested by EARSeL, and one from the Americas, as suggested by NASA.

SESSION 1: Harmonization of Sentinel-2 and Landsat products

Session Chair: Benjamin Koetz, European Space Agency, ESA-ESRIN

Jeff Masek, NASA GSFC: Harmonizing reflectance products from Landsat and Sentinel-2:  Current status and scientific applications

Pierre Defourny, University of Louvain:  Moving from 300 m to decametric global land cover thanks to Sentinel-2 and Landsat

 

SESSION 2: Mapping Land Cover and Land Use with cross-scale and cross-sensors  approaches

Session Chair: Hans Dufourmont, Project Manager Copernicus Land Monitoring Services

Alexandra Tyukavina, Matt Hansen, University of Maryland: Using Landsat and Sentinel 2 data to baseline and forward monitor land cover change

Alexander Prishchepov, University of Copenhagen: Opportunities and challenges of application of satellite remotely-sensed data in Land Systems Science

 

SESSION 3: Facing challenges in data mining and exploitationOpportunities and challenges of application of satellite remotely-sensed data in Land Systems Science

Son Nghiem, NASA JPL: Synergistic use of multi-satellite sensors for mapping

Sebastian van der Linden, The Humboldt University of Berlin: Time series analysis in the Sentinel-Landsat Era

 

SESSION 4: EO benefits for ecosystem services and human wellbeing

Session Chair: Gary N. Geller, Group on Earth Observations

Chris Justice, University of Maryland: Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring and Food Security

Palma Blonda, ISSIA CNR – Bari: LC taxonomies for applications to biodiversity and ecosystems monitoring