Special Sessions

The goal of Special Sessions is to provide a forum for focused discussions on new topics or innovative applications of established approaches. Please have a look at the proposed special sessions for the ForestSAT 2022 and select a potential topic when submitting your abstract.

Special Sessions topics:

  1. Forests in the global carbon cycle: connecting remote sensing, forest models and artificial intelligence (Rico Fischer, Nikolai Knapp, Andreas Huth, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany)
  2. Quantifying uncertainty in remote sensing – based forest attribute mapping and inventory (Chad Babcock, University of Minnesota, USA)
  3. Applications of drones in forestry: lessons learnt and way forward (Stefano Puliti, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway)
  4. Remote sensing-based field-data supported countrywide forest attribute maps – nice to have or must haves? (Lars Waser, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Swizerland; Johannes Breidenbach, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway)
  5. Remote sensing of forest resilience: from recovery to early warning (Cornelius Senf, Technical University of Munich, Germany; Jan Verbesselt, Milutin Milenkovic, Wageningen University, Netherlands)
  6. Forest and vegetation spectroscopy (Miina Rautiainen, Aalto University, Finland; Michael Förster, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
  7. Large area forest biomass monitoring from space (Martin Herold, GFZ – German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany; Frank-Martin Seifert, European Space Agency, Italy; Richard Lucas, Aberystwyth University, UK)
  8. Near-real-time forest change alerting from space (Johannes Reiche, Wageningen University, Netherlands; Mikaela Weise, World Resources Institute, USA)
  9. Trees outside the forest: monitoring forest and landscape restoration (John Brandt, World Resources Institute, USA)
  10. Upscaling of LiDAR assessments of forest structure Terrestrial to Aerial to Satellite (Andrew Hudak, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA; Jody Vogeler, Colorado State University, USA; Jonathan L Batchelor, University of Washington, USA)
  11. Citizen and community science to support forest monitoring (Dmitry Schepaschenko, Linda See, Myroslava Lesiv, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; Peder V. Nelson, Oregon State University, USA)
  12. Terrestrial laser scanning in environmental monitoring (Samuli Junttila, Ninni Saarinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland; Ville Luoma, University of Helsinki, Finland; Jonathan L Batchelor, University of Washington, USA)
  13. Time series analysis: Method advancements and applications for continuous forest monitoring (Manuela Hirschmugl, Janik Deutscher, Mathias Schardt, Joanneum Research, Austria)
  14. Advances in Global Forest Monitoring – Addressing Evolving User Needs and R&D Priorities (Sarah Carter, World Resources Institute, USA; Martin Herold, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Germany)
  15. Synthetic forests for sensitivity analyses and scenario building in forest inventory and 3D-forest applications (Fabian Faßnacht, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Bernhard Höfle, Heidelberg University, Germany)
  16. Precision methods to monitor forest degradation and mortality (Krzysztof Stereńczak, Forest Research Institute, Poland)
  17. Satellite data for assessing forest-related GHG emissions: progress on national and international reporting and the way forward (David Gibbs, Nancy Harris, World Resources Institute, USA; Inge Jonckheere, FAO, Italy)