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Last October, the THEIA (land surfaces) data and services hub organized two consecutive workshops in Montpellier on the uses of remote sensing for forest monitoring and continental water quality. Here are some pictures of these rich exchanges.

Thanks to the partnership with the Cité de l’Innovation et des Métiers de Demain*, an establishment of the Occitanie region dedicated to innovation, sustainability and foresight, the events took place in a large meeting room in compliance with sanitary measures. After two years during which all the face-to-face meetings were complicated, all the participants appreciated the format and actively participated in the exchange moments during the plenary sessions. Each workshop was attended by more than 90 people: about 60% were public sector stakeholders, 25% were private sector stakeholders and 15% were students.

The workshops presented mainly mature products and allowed for feedback and new contacts between producers and users of spatial data. The majority of the satellite products presented used Sentinel imagery and were supported by the Caroline Herschel Framework Partnership Agreement on Copernicus User Uptake.

Workshop on Remote Sensing Uses for Forestry

On October 11, 2021, Theia brought together a range of stakeholders and participants interested in the uses of remote sensing for forestry – a flagship theme for many THEIA SRCs.

From climate change mitigation to timber production, from recreational uses to wildlife protection, forest areas represent issues shared by a wide range of stakeholders. In response to these different issues, many space missions now allow the acquisition of forest observations with various sensors (optical, radar, lidar), at different dates (multi-temporal data) and with multiple spatial accuracies (spatial resolution).

The program of the day was rich, reflecting the many applications of remote sensing in this field.

A page dedicated to the workshop is available on the THEIA website, it proposes to find all the presentations (ppt, videos) and to consult the complementary presentations proposed beforehand.

➡️ Discover the presentations and videos of the workshop

Workshop on the uses of remote sensing for continental water quality

The workshop of October 12, 2021 proposed to explore the operational responses of water monitoring offered by remote sensing.

The health of freshwater and estuarine waters is an issue shared by many stakeholders. Different space missions now allow to acquire observations with various sensors (optical, radar, lidar), at several dates (multi-temporal data) and with multiple spatial accuracies (spatial resolutions).

This workshop was based on the work conducted by and around the Center of Scientific Expertise (CES) Colors of Continental Waters.

The Workshop had four objectives:

  1. To inform about the advances in research on the color/temperature of continental waters (with a minimum of theoretical knowledge) and future space missions ;
  2. To present operational products and their uses in concrete projects;
  3. To detail the platforms for data dissemination and access (HydroWeb-NG, dataECLA);
  4. Discuss the needs of different users (public & private).

A page dedicated to the workshop is available on the THEIA website, it proposes to find all the presentations (ppt, videos) and to consult the complementary presentations proposed upstream.

➡️ Discover the presentations and videos of the workshop