Programme

Please note this is the final programme, but we cannot exclude that minor adjustments will be needed.

Oral Sessions (TYPE=I for invited sessions):

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Sessions and chairmen:

BGC Using biogeochemical-mechanistic models to assess the ecosystem fluxes – Hubert Hasenauer (BOKU, Austria)
BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity mapping and modelling using remote sensing data – Ross Hill (Bournemouth University, UK)
BIOMASS&CARBON Biomass and carbon spatial estimation – Iain Woodhouse (University of Edinburgh, UK)
DEFORESTATION Tropical deforestation and logging monitoring – Yasumasa Hirata (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
DISTURBANCES Monitoring forest disturbances – Mathias Schardt (Joanneum Research, Austria)
FIRE-RISK Fire risk assessment – Warren Cohen (USDA Forest Service, USA)
FLUXES Investigating forest fluxes with moderate resolution imagery – Fabio Maselli (CNR-IBIMET, Italy)
FOREST MAPPING Forest cover and forest type mapping  – Marco Marchetti (Università del Molise, Italy)
FOREST_MANAGEMENT Earth Observation for operational support to forest management and decision makers – Joan Luther (Canadian Forest Service, Canada)
FUSION Data fusion from multiple platforms – Flor Álvarez-Taboada
(Universidad de León, Spain)
HEALTH Tree health and forest decline – Juan Suàrez (Northern Research Station, Forest Research, UK)
HYPER Hyperspectral EO – Rudolf Seitz (Bavarian State Institute of Forestry, Germany)
LARGE-SCALE Large scale investigations – Håkan Olsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
LEAF Upscaling studies from leaf to Earth Observation – Roberto Tognetti (Università del Molise, Italy)
LiDAR Use of LiDAR for change estimation – Erik Naesset (Norvegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
MULTI-IMAGE Image compositing and temporal analysis – Joanne White (Pacific Forestry Centre, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Canada)
NFI Supporting and improving NFIs – Matthias Dees (University of Freiburg, Germany)
NON-ALS HEIGHT Investigating 3D forest properties from non-ALS data  – Tatjana Koukal (BOKU, Austria)
NOVEL Use of ALS for estimating unusual forest variables – Michele Dalponte (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)
OBIA Object-based image analysis – Frieke Van Coillie (Ghent University, Belgium)
PHENOLOGY Vegetation monitoring and phenology – Mark Danson (University of Salford, UK)
PLANTATIONS Monitoring forest plantations with different tools – Yasumasa Hirata (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan)
POST-FIRE Monitoring burnt areas and fire effects – Luis Carvalho (Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brasil)
PROJECTS Pan-European services and research projects – David Miranda Barros (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
PROX Proximal sensing – Loris Vescovo (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)
REDD/FLEGT – Ronald E. McRoberts (USDA Forest Service, USA)
SAR Forest monitoring by using high resolution SAR images – Simonetta Paloscia (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
SINGLE TREE Single tree level applications of ALS – Damiano Gianelle (Fondazione Edmund Mach – Italy)
SPATIAL Spatially estimating forest variables –  Lars Waser (WSL, Switzerland)
STAT Statistical Issues – Piermaria Corona (University of Tuscia, Italy), Lorenzo Fattorini (University of Siena, Italy)
STRUCTURE Assessing forest structure – Annemarie-Bastrup-Birk (European Environmental Agency, Denmark)
TEMPORAL_TRENDS Monitoring temporal trends – Cristina Goméz (University of Aberdeen, UK)
TLS Terrestrial Laser Scanning -F elix Morsdorf, University of Zurich
TRAJ Trajectory methods – Warren Cohen & Sean Healey (USDA Forest Service, USA)
TROP_BIO Tropical forest monitoring for biological and functional diversity – Håkan Olsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
VALIDATION Validating ALS surveys – Ronald E. McRoberts (USDA Forest Service, USA)
WILD Earth observation for habitat modeling and wildlife monitoring – Scott Goetz (The Woods Hole Research Center, USA)

In ForestSAT2014 every morning we have a plenary session with the speeches of our keynote speakers. Then at 9:45 parallel sessions start. Three or four parallel contemporary sessions are organized daily, together with LiDAR and FOSS courses. All parallel sessions are 90 minutes length. In sessions with 5 contributions presentations must be 15 minutes + 3 minutes for a short discussion. In sessions with 6 contributions presentations must be 12 minutes + 3 minutes for a short discussion.

Two official poster sessions are organized on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon starting at 17:45. During these sessions at least one of the authors has to be nearby the poster for answering questions. All the posters must be in place for the beginning of the first poster session and until the end of the conference. Posters have to be in the standard vertical ISO A0 format, download a template here.

Saturday the 8th one forest excursion and one cultural excursion are organized. More info are available HERE.