June 3-7, 2013, 33rd EARSeL Symposium and Workshops, Matera, Italy

June 3-6, 2013. 33rd EARSeL Symposium “Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives”, Matera, Italy. Includes the 4th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing in Education and Training, the 4th EARSeL Workshop on Natural and Cultural Heritage, and the 6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone.

33rd EARSeL Symposium “Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives”,
Matera, Italy, 3-6 June 2013
http://www.earsel.org/symposia/2013-symposium-Matera/ or http://www.earsel.org/welcome.html

Contributions are particularly welcome in the following areas:

  • EO for improving Smart City management
  • Monitoring and protecting biodiversity
  • Support of regenerative energy production and transport
  • Improving climate observations
  • Improving agriculture, water and fisheries management
  • Supporting disaster management

Other contributions are invited in one of the following topics:

  • Scientific applications of remote sensing, emerging methods and technologies
  • Capacity building at organisations and authorities involved in environmental monitoring and protection
  • Remote sensing for archaeology
  • Land use and land cover, degradation and desertification
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Open ocean remote sensing
  • Natural and man-made disasters
  • Forestry and forest fires
  • Remote sensing and its associated support to the understanding of climate change
  • Hydrological applications: water management, underground water sources, land ice and snow
  • 3D remote sensing, Radar, Lidar, Thermal Remote Sensing
  • New instruments and methods, including ground truth

4th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing in Education and Training, Matera, Italy, 4 June 2013
http://www.earsel.org/SIG/ET/4th-workshop/index.php

Presentations are invited on the current use of earth observation as support tool for education, training and capacity building, with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Earth observation for kids
  • Earth observation and its associated use to support science education at schools, high schools and universities
  • Environmental science as a tool in cooperative learning and teaching, in enquiry-based learning and in other educational practices for tomorrow’s schools
  • Earth observation and its use as educational support in areas like biology, chemistry, geography, physics and mathematics curricula in the classroom but also in continuous individual learning
  • Training activities in GMES, with a focus on environment, climate change and natural disasters, in GEOSS, and other international programmes
  • Earth observation and its use for public outreach of Environmental Sciences and Global Change

4th EARSeL Workshop on Natural and Cultural Heritage, Matera, Italy, 6-7 June 2013
http://www.earsel.org/SIG/NCH/4th-workshop/index.php

Contributions are invited on the following topics:

  • From aerial photo to declassified satellite images: the study of landscape over time by means of historical data source
  • From visual data interpretation to semiautomatic and automatic procedures in an archaeological perspective
  • Remote Sensing, GIS and Geospatial analysis for the risk monitoring and management of cultural resources
  • Integration of space/air borne and ground remote sensing in archaeogeophysics
  • The “LiDAR revolution”
  • SAR applications for Archaeology and palaeonvironmental studies
  • Interactions between environment and human civilizations in the past: which approach by using remote sensing?
  • Geographic information and earth observation technologies for the protection and management of cultural resources in emerging countries of Asia, Africa and Latin AmericaLow cost technologies
  • From remote sensing to virtual reconstruction: the study of human past

Methodology: keywords
Cellular automata spatial modelling; change detection; classification; data fusion; data integration; data mining; edge detection; geomatics; geostatistics; geovisual analytics; image interpretation; image processing; linear and non linear statistical analysis; pansharpening; pattern recognition; segmentation; site catchment analysis ; space-temporal modelling; spatial autocorrelation; spatial multicriteria decision analysis; spatial statistical models; viewshed analysis; visual exploratory data analysis; wavelet.

6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone, Matera, Italy, 6-7 June 2013
http://www.earsel.org/SIG/CZ/6th-workshop/index.php

The workshop focuses on the impact of our climate on coastal zones and inland waters, on climate change and its expected effects on European seas, and on the role of remote sensing for its study:

  • changing terrestrial run-off into coastal waters
  • escalation of extreme coastal events: floods, storms, high tides
  • hydrology and water budget evolution of rivers and lakes
  • increasing temperatures in inland and coastal waters
  • impact of vaying physical forcing on morphodynamics and ecosystemsnew developments of habitats, biodiversity and alien invaders
  • fluxes and fate of seawater constituents, including pollutants
  • role of Coastal Zone Management in adapting to climate change

and their investigation with Remote Sensing:

  • active and passive methods in all spectral ranges, sensor combinations
  • satellite, airborne and ground-based methods including ground truth
  • modelling of radiative transfer, image processing and related aspects
  • interaction of physical, biological and chemical conditions and processes
  • Ocean Colour Remote Sensing for Coastal and Inland Waters