Keynote speakers

During ForestSAT2014 invited speakers will give keynote speeches during plenary sessions. Following invited parallel sessions will be organized to continue the discussion on the same topics. 

For the moment we have confirmation of the following keynote speakers (with tentative titles):

“Remote sensing of forest canopy chemistry”
Prof. Susan Ustin, director of the Center for Spatial Technologies and Remote Sensing at the University of California (USA)

“The potential role of global forests in mitigating climate change”
Prof. Steve Running
Director of the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group at the University of Montana (USA)

“On the use of remote sensing techniques to assess forest gas exchange”
Prof. Josep Peñuelas
Director of Unidad de Ecología Global at Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (SPAIN).

“On the development of a Forest Information System for Europe”
Dr. Jesus San-Miguel Ayanz
European Commission, Joint Research Centre

“On the use of Remote Sensing in Terrestrial Vegetation Carbon Cycling: Past, Present and Future”
Prof.  Frank Veroustraete
Senior Scientist – Vito NV, Lector Remote Sensing – Antwerp University (BELGIUM)

“The use of LiDAR information to reduce nonresponse bias and improve accuracy of volume estimates in forest inventories”
Prof. Lorenzo Fattorini
Università degli Studi di Siena (ITALY)

“Remote Sensing of Forests: Perspectives from the Editor of Remote Sensing of Environment”
Prof. Marvin Bauer, professor of remote sensing, University of Minnesota; editor-in-chief, Remote Sensing of Environment

Check regularly for updates!