Highlight on LIST’s activities in Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling

Published on 31/07/2018

Interested in discovering the research in remote sensing and Earth Observation (EO) that Luxembourg is conducting? The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2018) that took place on 22-27 July 2018 in Valencia (ES) was the place to be. 

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) presented its activities related to Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling at IGARSS 2018, the most important scientific event in the field of Remote Sensing in particular and also Earth Observation.

Carlos Lopez-Martinez, Ramona Pelich and Marco Chini were LIST’s representatives in this year’s event gathering about 2,400 participants. For the Institute, the participation at IGARSS 2018 is important as LIST’s research activities in the field of remote sensing and EO, Remote Sensing and Natural Resources Modelling, as well as some of the activities conducted in the framework of projects managed with partners, were presented. The “Vessel monitoring and kinematic modelling based on satellite Earth Observation and ground measurements” (SKUA) project managed with LuxSpace sarl about ship detection is one clear example.

SKUA project

In this context, LIST’s researchers presented the results of the SKUA project: a challenging collaboration between LIST and LuxSpace Sarl that focuses on ship detection based on Sentinel-1 and AIS data. In her research work, Ramona Pelich investigates ship detection rates as a function of ship size considering polarimetry.

MOSQUITO project

The results about the flood due to the hurricane from last years in Texas (US) were presented by Mario Chini as part of the “Monitoring and predicting urban floods using Sar InTerferometric Observations” (MOSQUITO) project. MOSQUITO aims at improving flood management in urban areas thanks to the latest satellite remote sensing technologies - were also presented during the conference

LIST’s representatives at IGARSS 2018 also presented their research in oral and poster presentations, as well as a tutorial on SAR polarimetry, in collaboration with Eric Pottier. Finally, they co-chaired two invited sessions on floods detection and SAR polarimetry.

IGARSS 2018 was the 38th annual symposium of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and among the participating institutions were: the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (Eumetsat), the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (EMCWF), NASA, etc. 

> For any further information on this topic, send an email to Ramona Pelich, Carlos Lopez-Martinez or Marco Chini. 

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