Advancements in Drone-Based Earth Observation

We are delighted to invite you to the Drones4EO workshop, a collaborative event aimed at bringing together experts from science, administrations, and private companies in Luxembourg and the surrounding Greater Region. This workshop will be an opportunity for sharing knowledge, discussing the latest technical developments, and exploring the diverse applications of drone-based Earth Observation (EO) across various sectors. 

Drones4EO will cover latest advancements in drone technology (e.g., advanced sensors, artificial intelligence) and novel applications of drone based EO. Through engaging presentations, panel discussions, and practical demonstrations, this workshop will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Applications of drone-based EO in agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water management, urban planning, construction, and natural disaster monitoring 
  • AI-powered analysis and interpretation of EO data 
  • Advanced sensors and data acquisition techniques 
  • Surveillance and Security

This workshop is dedicated to professionals, researchers, decision-makers, and enthusiasts in the fields of remote sensing, geospatial technologies, environmental science, agriculture, forestry, water management, urban planning, construction, and disaster management. Whether you are from a scientific institution, governmental organization, or private company, your expertise and insights will contribute to the vibrant discussions and collaborations at the workshop.



09:00: Registration and coffee

09:25: Introduction to the Workshop

09:30: Overview presentation on Drone and AI application by Steven Krekels, VITO (BE)

10:00: Session 1: UAS Application on nature-forestry-vegetation & agriculture

  • How we can learn from drones for earth observation of agroecosystems by Helge Aasen, keynote speaker, Agroscope (CH)
  • Disease detection with hyperspectral data in viticulture by Miriam Machwitz, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technologies (LU)
  • Drought stress monitoring using thermal data by Martin Schlerf, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LU)

10:55: Coffee break

11:25: Session 2: Advances in sensors technologies

  • SWIR Imaging with UAVs to monitor vegetation by Georg Bareth, University of Köln (DE)
  • Progress on measuring solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence with imaging and non-imaging sensors on multirotor UAS by Juliane Bendig, Forschungszentrum Jülich (DE)
  • UAV-Lidar for forest inventories by Gilles Rock, Luxsense (LU)

12:30: Lunch Break & Poster Presentation

14:00: Session 3: Urban and built environment

  • UAV Applications for Monitoring and Inspection of infrastructures by Holger Voos, SnT-University of Luxembourg (LU)
  • Elevating cities with real-world 3D drone data by Vincent Pedrini, Nomoko (LU)

14:40: Coffee break

15:10: Session 4: Surveillance and security

  • Application of drones-based EO in water hazard and risk studies by Guy Schumann, RSS Hydro (LU)
  • A cost-benefit analysis of drone-based solutions for surveillance of harmful cyanobacteria blooms in a riverine reservoir by Jean-Baptiste Burnet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LU)
  • European regulations by Irina Teodorescu, Direction de l'Aviation Civile (LU)
  • Opportunities for drones for the Defense sector

16:20: Closing remarks & discussion



Would you like to become a partner of the event? Consult our sponsorshipship file to discover the different formulas available.

Share this page:



Practical Infos

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

Schedule: 08:30 – 17:00

Venue : LIST, 41 rue du Brill L-4422 BELVAUX

Registration fee:  70 euros HTVA (TVA 3%) - Coffee breaks and lunch included


 Aaron FIROZ
Send an e-mail