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Advancing forest assessment with radar sensors

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Breakout 2
Tuesday, September 10, 2024
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
WSP Room

Speaker

Assoc Prof Henrik Persson
Associate Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Comparison of Satellite- and Drone-based SAR Imaging of Forest

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Abstract

Biography

Henrik Persson is an Associate Professor in Forest Remote Sensing at SLU. He researches radar, optical and laser scanning based remote sensing for forest monitoring and leads the radar research at SLU.
Dr Laura Bourgeau-chavez
Senior Research Scientist
Michigan Technological University

High Accuracy Mapping of Peatland Typologies, Distribution and C Stocks via Dense Time Series of Optical and Radar Imagery

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Dr. Laura Bourgeau-Chavez is a senior research scientist at Michigan Tech Research Institute and adjunct associate professor at Michigan Technological University. She has a background in forest ecology and remote sensing, where she focuses on the study of SAR alone or in combination with Lidar and optical sensors for applications to improve our understanding of the distribution of ecosystems across the landscape and how they are changing due to human and climate impacts (wildfire, invasive species, land development, etc). She has a particular interest in wetland systems including woodland vernal pools, coastal wetlands and peatland ecosystems. She has done research on peatlands and their belowground C-storage from boreal, temperate, tropical and mountain regions. She has also focused on how drought and wildfire affects boreal peatlands including belowground C emissions and post-fire alterations of black spruce dominated peatland trajectories.
Dr Christian Koyama
Senior Researcher
JAXA

ALOS-2 Robust Operational Deforestation Detection and Early Warning in Amazonia with JJ-FAST Ver. 4.2

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Christian is a radar enthusiast from Cologne, Germany, with 15 years’ experience in advanced radar and SAR remote sensing applications. He has been using L-band Earth Observation data for various geosciences applications since the ALOS-1 era. In his current position as senior researcher in the ALOS research group at JAXA’s Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), his focus is on advancing state-of-the-art forest monitoring with ALOS-2. Christian is developing the JJ-FAST deforestation alert system as well as JAXA's next-generation forest monitoring algorithms for the upcoming ALOS-4 mission.
Ms Johanna Kranz
Research Assistant
TUD Dresden University of Technology

Analysing sensitivity of Sentinel-1 SAR data to phenological and moisture dynamics in Central European Forests in a coupled modelling approach

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Abstract

Biography

Johanna Kranz is a PhD student at TUD Dresden University of Dresden in the group for Environmental Remote Sensing under Prof. Dr. Matthias Forkel. She is working on the PhenoFeedBacks project, which aims to investigate impacts of phenological changes on biophysical processes such as energy, carbon and water cycle of the Earth system. Her research interests are in the microwave spectrum of satellite data, phenology of forest ecosystems and vegetation water content.
Assoc Prof Henrik Persson
Associate Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Drone based SAR imaging of forest

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Abstract

Biography

Henrik Persson is an Associate Professor in Forest Remote Sensing at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He researches radar, optical and laser scanning based remote sensing for forest monitoring and leads the BorealScat-2 radar tower project at SLU.
Dr Christian Koyama
Senior Researcher
JAXA

Next-generation Radar Forest Monitoring with ALOS-4/PALSAR-3

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Abstract

Biography

Christian is a radar enthusiast from Cologne, Germany, with 15 years’ experience in advanced radar and SAR remote sensing applications. He has been using L-band Earth Observation data for various geosciences applications since the ALOS-1 era. In his current position as senior researcher in the ALOS research group at JAXA’s Earth Observation Research Center (EORC), his focus is on advancing state-of-the-art forest monitoring with ALOS-2. Christian is developing the JJ-FAST deforestation alert system as well as JAXA's next-generation forest monitoring algorithms for the upcoming ALOS-4 mission.
Assoc Prof Henrik Persson
Associate Professor
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Chairperson

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