Luxembourg Earth Observation and Integrated Applications Day

Space Applications in Environmental Management


Sentinel-1 - Copyright picture: ESA/ATG medialab

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) invites you to the fourth Luxembourg Earth Observation (EO) and Integrated Applications Day, which will take place on 19 April at the Domaine Thermal in Mondorf-les-Bains, in the south-east of Luxembourg. Registration at the conference is free of charge.

This year's conference will address the current and future status of space applications, among others in the areas of Crisis Management, Precision Agriculture and Environmental Monitoring and Management, with a particular focus on the integration of satellite, airborne, UAV drones and field data together with global navigation satellite systems and satellite-based communication systems.

An overview of the ESA and Copernicus programmes, the current status of Luxembourg EO activities, such as the Collaborative Ground Segment, and an insight into recent advances in remote sensing research and applications will be provided.

At this year’s event, particular emphasis will be placed on the following themes:

  • Crisis Management: EO techniques to prevent, monitor and manage natural disasters, such as floods, droughts, earthquakes and volcanic crises.
  • Precision Agriculture: Development of EO data-processing methodologies and tools for the classification and retrieval of the geo- and bio-physical properties of crops and soils. Integrated space applications for agricultural management.
  • Environmental monitoring and management: EO techniques and solutions for environmental management. Integrated space applications for water quality management.

For more information concerning registration, programme, submission of abstracts, etc., please contact leoday2018@list.lu

Objectives

The conference aims to increase awareness among users and service providers within the Greater Region of the potential that space technologies offer in the domain of environmental monitoring and management. Representatives from the private and public sectors, institutional entities and academia will have the opportunity to present their activities in the earth observation domain.

Program

Opening Session

Chair: Carlos LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, Lead of the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling Group, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

08.50 - Welcome address from LIST
Prof. Dr Lucien HOFFMANN, Director of Environmental Research and Innovation Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

09.00 - Overview of Luxembourg's space policy
Marc SERRES, Space Affairs, Ministry of Economy (L)

09.15 - How FNR funding tools can contribute to excellent research collaborations
Dr Andreea MONNAT, FNR (L)

09.30 - Introduction to the Integrated Application Programme (IAP)
Norbert HÜBNER, Head of Feasibility Studies Section, Downstream Business Applications Department, European Space Agency (NL)

09.45 - The Luxembourg Copernicus collaborative ground segment hub
Phillipe METTENS, adwäisEO (L)

10.00 - Presentation of the Copernicus program
Emanuele BARRECA, Policy Officer - Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth European Commission - Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence Directorate I @ DG GROW (B)

10.15 - Round table “What are the business opportunities in EO?"
Chair : Emanuele BARRECA, Copernicus and Defence Directorate I @ DG GROW
Norbert HÜBNER, European Space Agency (NL)
François-Régis MARTIN-LAUZER, adwäisEO (L)
Marc SERRES, Space Affairs, Ministry of Economy (L)

11.00 - Coffee-break

Precision agriculture

Chairs: Olivier BECU, European Space Agency, and Miriam MACHWITZ, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

11.30 - WatchITgrow®: monitoring potatoes from space
Isabelle PICCARD, VITO (B)

11.45 - Weed detection and classification using high resolution UAV imagery
Gilles ROCK, GEOCOPTIX (D)

12.00 - YPANEMA: Sentinel-2 data for site specific wheat management
Bernard TYCHON, Arlon Campus Environment, Université de Liège (B)

12.15 - BIOSCOPE: A farmers’ perspective to remote sensing
Tamme VAN DER WAL, AeroVision B.V. (NL)

12.30 - Lunch

13.15 - Posters session

Opening afternoon session

Chair: Carlos LOPEZ-MARTINEZ, Lead of the Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling Group, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

14.00 - Introduction to EO science for society element of earth observation
Guenther LANDGRAF, Head of Infrastructure & Engineering section in the Data Application division, European Space Agency

Crisis management

Chair: Renaud HOSTACHE, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

14.15 - Using artificial intelligence, earth observation and other data to maximise extraction of property structural characteristics for the insurance industry
Benjamin HOURTE, Technology Director, EarthLab Luxembourg S.A. (L)

14.30 - Hydras+: Multi source satellite data assimilation for drought monitoring
Dominik RAINS - University of Gent (B)

14.45 - Ground displacement monitoring exploiting multi-temporal stacks of SAR images
Ruben IGLESIAS, DARES Technology (SP)

15.00 - Unlocking the full potential of complementary data streams during the Harvey flood disaster: integration of EO, modeling and social media
Guy SCHUMANN, RSS-Hydro (L) - Patrick MATGEN, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (L)

15.15 - Coffee-break

Environmental monitoring and management

Chair: Thomas TAMISIER, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

15.45 - SAP HANA Spatial: Location-based business platform
Thomas HAMMER, SAP (DE)

16.00 - LIS-L – A Land Information System for Luxembourg
Stefan KLEESCHULTE, Space4Environment (L)

16.15 - Global vessel monitoring: Is AIS a valuable data source for protecting the marine environment?
Gerd EIDEN, LuxSpace (L)

16.30 - The GomX4 satellites for multispectral earth observation and AIS and ADSB data acquisition
Jan THOEMEL, Gomspace (L)

16.45 - Closing Session

Poster abstract submission

Submitted contributions (1-page abstract in English) followed a peer-review process.

The list of accepted posters is available here.

Important dates

  • NEW ! Poster abstract submission: 15 March 2018  29 March 2018
  • Event registration: 12 April 2018

Partners

There will be an opportunity for companies to sponsor the workshop and/or to present their activities in the form of a company booth.
If you are interested to support this event, please contact us:
leoday2018@list.lu

Organizing Committee

Hoffmann Lucien, Director of Environmental Research and Innovation Department, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Lopez-Martinez Carlos, Chair and Scientific Program Coordination, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Goncalves Céline, Partnership and Valorization Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Martin Marylène, Event Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Steering Committee

Chini Marco, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Hoffmann Lucien, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Hostache Renaud, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Leopold Ulrich, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Lopez-Martinez Carlos, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Machwitz Miriam, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Mallick Kaniska, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Matgen Patrick, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Otjacques Benoît, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Schlerf Martin, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Tamisier Thomas, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

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    Luxembourg Earth Observation and Integrated Applications Day

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    Date: 19 April 2018

    Language: English

    Duration: 1 day

    Venue: Mondorf Parc Hotel | Bâtiment Al Thermen | Avenue des Bains | L-5601 Mondorf-les-Bains

    Registration fee: Free of charge

    Contact: leoday2018@list.lu

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