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First Workshop CEOS LPV FAPAR sub-group  Increase text

The Land Product Validation Biophysical sub-group co-chaired by Nadine Gobron of the EC Joint Research Centre and Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa of the University of Alberta are pleased to announce the

1st sub-group workshop
that will be held on the 23-24 January 2014 at European Commission - Joint Research Centre at Ispra, Italy.

Abstract submission page closed.
If you wish to participate to the workshop, please send an e-mail.

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Land Product Validation (LPV) Subgroup focus area on Biophysical products (LAI and FAPAR) is holding a 1st workshop on the validation of global satellite-derived FAPAR products. This workshop will offer an open community discussion forum on product validation, in-situ measurements and their definitions. The main goal is to reach a community consensus on best practices for inter-comparison of existing satellite products and their validation with in-situ measurements. Four sessions are proposed in order to review existing work and discuss what are the best practices in each sub-topic.

JRC Ispra, Leonardo room, Building 26a.


DAY1 - Thursday, 23 January 2014 - Morning
08:30 - 9:00 Registration  
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Mark Dowell
FAPAR products Inter-comparison (Chair: Nadine Gobron)
09:15 - 9:30 Review of inter-comparison methods Nadine Gobron
09:30 - 9:50 Evaluation of agreement between space remote sensing SPOT-VEGETATION fAPAR time series Michele Meroni
09:50 - 10:10 The daily SEVIRI/MSG FAPAR product: overall performance and inter-comparison with similar products over different regions Martinez Beatriz
10:10 - 10:30 The On Line Validation Exercise (OLIVE) Tool: a CEOS/LPV initiative for global FAPAR product inter-comparison Marie Weiss
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break and Group Photo All
11:00 - 11:20 Validation of Biophysical products Jean-Francois Pekel
11:20 - 11:40 Validation of coarse spatial resolution FAPAR time series over cropland in southwest France Martin Claverie
11:40 - 12:30 Discussion: Selection of best metrics for temporal and spatial scale All
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch All
DAY1 - Thursday, 23 January 2014 - Afternoon
FAPAR In-situ Measurements: Existing Network (Chair: Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa)
13:45 - 14:00 Review of existing networks Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
14:00 - 14:20 FAPAR in situ measurements network of sites within the IMAGINES project Fernando Camacho
14:20 - 14:40 Inter-comparison of MODIS retrievals and surface measurement of broadband albedo across the FLUXNET network Alessandro Cescatti
14:40 - 15:00 A network of sites for ground multispectral measurements of ecosystem and carbon dynamics Lars Eklundh
15:00 - 15:20 The Use of Synchronized Wireless Sensor Networks for Spatially and Temporally Explicit In-Situ FAPAR Monitoring Cassidy Rankine
15:20 - 16:10 Coffee Break All
16:10 - 17:30 Discussion: definition of CEOS LPV ground-based FAPAR criteria (Part I) All
17:30 Return to Hotel All
DAY2 - Friday, 24 January 2014 - Morning
FAPAR In-situ Measurements: Specific Site (Chair: Alessandro Cescatti)
09:00 - 09:20 Review of methods for FAPAR and FIPAR measurements Frederic Baret
09:20 - 09:40 The Valencia & the Alacant Anchor Stations Ernesto Lopez-Baeza
09:40 - 10:00 Assessment of Phenocams as a source for fAPAR measurements Saulo Castro
10:00 - 10:20 In situ based measurements of FAPAR and LAI of a semi-arid savannah ecosystem in West Africa. Torbern Tagesson
10:20 - 10:40 In-situ measurements of FAPAR in a mixed forest in Ispra - setup and first 6 months of monitoring data Carsten Gruening
10:40 - 11:40 Coffee Break and Visit to the mixed forest Ispra Site All
11:40 - 12:30 Discussion: definition of CEOS LPV ground-based FAPAR criteria (Part II) All
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch All
DAY2 - Friday, 24 January 2014 - Afternoon
Validation of products: Algorithm and In-situ (Chair: Ernesto Lopez-Baeza)
13:45 - 14:00 Review of retrieval algorithm validation Nadine Gobron
14:00 - 14:20 The On Line Validation Exercise (OLIVE) Tool: a CEOS/LPV initiative for global FAPAR product validation Marie Weiss
14:20 - 14:50 RT Model-based quality assurance of field protocols used for in-situ estimations of FAPAR Jean-Luc Widlowski
14:50 - 15:20 Presentation of the QA4ECV FP7 project Yves Govaerts
15:20 - 16:10 Coffee break All
16:10 - 17:00 Discussion: Selection of best practices for algorithm validation All
17:00 - 17:30 Conclusions Nadine Gobron & Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
17:30 Return to Hotel/Aeroport/Home All

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