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Event name EUFAR Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs – Applications in Precision Farming
Start date 14/12/2016 09:00
End date 14/12/2016 18:00
Location Milan, Italy
Contact REUSEN Ils

EUFAR together with VITO is organising an expert workshop on hyperspectral imaging from UAVs with applications in precision farming. Hosted by the University of Milano-Bicocca, this workshop will bring together experts in UAV hyperspectral image processing with the aim of presenting the state-of-the art in high spatial, high spectral remote sensing and in miniaturised hyperspectral sensors and technology. The workshop will also serve to identify gaps in bringing the knowledge to an operational system, i.e. bridge the gap between research and farmers/ industry. Application with abstract and CV must be emailed to and before 21 October 2016. EUFAR will cover accommodation with a max. of two nights (13 and/or 14 December 2016) and limited travel expenses for selected applicants.

Workshop Abstract

Increasing food production in a sustainable way is one of the major challenges to meet the needs of the world’s growing population. Since the area of land suitable for agriculture is limited, optimization of crop quality from existing agricultural land becomes of utmost importance. Precision farming, through the optimal use of inputs, e.g., water, fertilizers, and pesticides, enables farmers a more effective and efficient use of their existing land to increase crop size and quality. However, to determine the optimal use of inputs, and allow a time- and site-specific treatment against production limiting factors with the goal of optimizing yield, a continuous monitoring and proper understanding of plant physiological processes in relation to the environment is essential. Remote sensing has proven to be a powerful tool for the monitoring of the Earth’s surface on a global, regional and even local scale as current agricultural management decisions require insight on within field variability. Recent developments in sensor and information technologies have led to a huge improvement of the perception of our surroundings. Hyperspectral imaging from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is able to capture the desired high spectral and spatial information, furthermore providing temporal flexibility to bridge the gap between information needs and data availability for precision farming.

The main purpose of the Expert Working Group meeting on UAV based precision farming using hyperspectral imaging sensors is to bring together experts in order to:
* present the state-of-the art in high spatial, high spectral remote sensing
* present state-of-the art in miniaturized hyperspectral sensors and technology
* identify gaps in bringing the knowledge to an operational system - bridge the gap between research and farmers/ industry

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Event name: EUFAR Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs – Applications in Precision Farming

List of documents

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Agenda - EUFAR Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs Meeting agenda
Analysing time series of high resolution UAV imaging of agricultural experiments: Results and outlook BURKART Andreas Meeting presentation
Between plant research and precision farming: UAV related projects at the ETH Zürich Crop Science group LIEBISCH Frank Meeting presentation
Combining hyperspectral and high spatial image acquisition in a lightweight camera: from COSI-Cam to ButterflEYE LS: Technology & Application DELALIEUX Stephanie Meeting presentation
Consumer-grade cameras on UAVs for multi-temporal monitoring of vegetation reflectance and NDVI BERRA Elias Meeting presentation
EUFAR Expert Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs – Information Pack Meeting preparation
Exploring the use of Sentinel-2 and UAV imagery for high resolution crop identification, phenology, and yield estimation ZABALA Stephania Meeting presentation
Extracting canopy vigor parameters in fruitorchards on multiple scales VANBRABANT Yasmin Meeting presentation
From research to operationality: a workflow for standardized UAV-borne hyperspectral data TOMELLERI Enrico Meeting presentation
Hyperspectral remote sensing for precision agriculture applications from airborne and UAS ROSSINI Micol Meeting presentation
Introduction to EUFAR REUSEN Ils Meeting presentation
Multi-temporal crop monitoring with spectral snapshot cameras AASEN Helge Meeting presentation
Participants List - EUFAR EWG on Hyperspectral Imaging from UAVs Meeting preparation
Performance and real time capabilities of the HySpex Mjolnir-1024 hyperspectral camera for end user applications like Precision Farming KOIRALA Pesal Meeting presentation
Potentials of UAV hyperspectral Rikola sensor for characterizing and monitoring of fluvial environments DEMARCHI Luca Meeting presentation
Strategies for innovation in a “dynamically reshaping” world: open innovation practices, large industrials, SME/start-up, R&D labs PAUN Florin Meeting presentation
Yield prediction of potato using hyperspectral and thermal UAV-based data MAES Wouter Meeting presentation
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