Jun 07, 2016

[Copernicus] Agriculture and Forestry Applications User Requirements Workshop

will be held on 30 June at the Breydel building (DG GROW) in Brussels. This event is organised within the framework of the user requirements gathering activity the EC is carrying out to contribute to the design of the Next Generation Copernicus Space Component.

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The objective of the workshop is to gather, examine and consolidate user requirements, and to confront these with major gaps to be potentially addressed by the Next Generation of the Copernicus Space Component. The audience will be composed of users, service providers, representatives from the scientific community, and Space agencies.


Breydel building Auditorium
45, avenue d’Auderghem-1049 Brussels

Programme outline:
9:00 Registration
9:30 DG GROW – Mauro Facchini – Welcome
9:35 NEXTSPACE – Geoff Smith – Objectives and agenda of the workshop
9:40 Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research – Dr Inbal Becker-Reshef – Global Agriculture user requirements: the GEOGLAM vision
09:55 DG AGRI – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): requirements for the greening of CAP
10:10 DG JRC – Guido Lemoine – Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing (MARS), A focus on agricultural user requirements
10:25 EEA – Ronan Uhel – The High Nature Value farming concept: Copernicus contribution
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 VISTA GmbH – Heike Bach – Overview of the EO4Food study: EO measurement gaps for agriculture and food security
11:15 IREA CNR (Italy) – Dr Massimo Antoninetti – Space4Agri and ERMES projects: Regional and European user perspectives, a point of view from NEREUS
11:30 User Discussion Panel for Agriculture: the panel will include all speakers plus additional users who will actively contribute to the discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:20 DG CLIMA & DEVCO: Global Forestry aspects: User Requirements for UNFCCC (REDD+ & LULUCF)
13:35 DG ENV – User Requirements for EU-level forestry (EU Forestry Strategy 2013)
13:50 GAF AG– Speaker to be announced – State-of-the-art EO Forestry measurements and User Requirements (EU level)
14:05 UK Forestry Commission – Juan Suarez – Main challenges of space-based forestry measurements and applications: the UK perspective
14:20 Forestry and High Resolution imagery applications user requirements
14:35 Assessing changing forests with remote sensing
14:50 User Discussion Panel for Forestry
15:40 Coffee break
16:00 CESBIO (France) – Yann Kerr – User requirements for soil moisture measurements: what space based observations could do
16:15 University of Valencia (Spain) – Prof J.A. Sobrino – Thermal imagery: applications for agriculture and forestry
16:30 Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) (Germany) – Dr Wolfram Mauser – Hyperspectral imagery to extend the monitoring of agriculture and forestry
16:45 ESA – Dr Benjamin Koetz – State-of-the-art EO Agriculture and Forestry measurements, and user requirements for future missions
17:05 Final discussion, key messages and concluding remarks
17:30 End of meeting