ISPRS WG III/8
Remote Sensing for Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems
Earth observation for monitoring vegetation is of utmost importance in a world with a growing population and the well-known delicate balance between the need to preserve ecosystem services and to mitigate the anthropic footprint from exploitation of the Earth resources. This WG will promote scientific efforts towards the use of Geomatic solutions for improving the knowledge-base related to vegetation dynamics. In particular this WG will foster research, collaboration, outreach and communication related to using active and passive sensors in static and mobile platforms, scaling from orbiting to close-range analyses.
Working Group Officers
University of Padova
Interdepartmental Research Center in Geomatics, Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Via dell'Università, 16
35020 - Legnaro (PD)
+39 049 827 2710
|Megumi Yamashita |
Tokyo University of Agricluture and Technology
Institute of Agriclurure, Division of Environmental and Agriclutural Engineering
|Jaime Hernandez Palma|
Laboratorio de Geomática y Ecología del Paisaje, Facultad de Cs
Forestales y de la Conservación de la Naturaleza
Universidad de Chile
Santa Rosa 11315
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e dell’Architettura
Via Brecce Bianche
Terms of Reference
- Develop new methodologies and algorithms for improving the contribution of remote sensing towards knowledge related to agriculture and natural ecosystems.
- Test and assess new remote sensing algorithms for monitoring natural and anthropogenic ecosystems.
- Apply remote sensing for supporting precision agriculture by spectral signature in crops for smart farm management.
- Promote remote sensing methods for monitoring the health of natural ecosystems and their role as providers of ecosystem services that benefit society.
- Support climate change studies through remote sensing applications for global and regional scales dynamics monitoring and modelling.
- Provide solutions to support global initiatives related to protecting important ecosystems such as wetlands, mangroves, tropical forests etc.
- Collaborate with related academia, researchers, industry and other stakeholders
- Promote networking with other societies that touch synergistic aspects to the WG's topic
- Foster creating and sharing of Open Datasets for remote sensing data related to the WG's topics