Research & Meetings

22th Science Team meeting - Announcement (Final)

February 16 (Tue.), 2016
Introduction pdf file
9:20-9:30 Welcome (Masanobu Shimada / Takeshi Motohka, JAXA EORC)
9:30-9:40 Introduction and Agenda (Ake Rosenqvist, K&C Science Coordinator)
9:40-10:10 K&C issues (Ake Rosenqvist)
10:10-10:30 PALSAR-2 product provision status to K&C team (Keiko Ishii, RESTEC)
10:30-11:15 ALOS-2 Basic Observation Strategy, BOS (Takeshi Motohka, JAXA)
11:15-11:30 Coffee
11:30-12:00 PALSAR-2 Cal/Val, Mosaic generation and Path products (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA)
12:00-12:15 Product levels (Ake Rosenqvist, soloEO)
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
K&C Phase 3 final results & Phase 4 plans and first results
Wetland Theme (Phase 3: 15 mins, Phase 4: 15 mins)
13:30-14:00 Lisa Rebelo (IWMI/Lao D.P.R.)
KC3: Wetlands of Ethiopia
KC4/W1: Nile and Zambezi Basins
14:00-14:30 Kyle McDonald (CUNY/USA)
KC3: Mapping Global Wetlands and Boreal Freeze/Thaw
KC4/W3: Mapping Wetlands, Surface Structural Attributes, and Boreal Freeze/Thaw at Regional Scales with JAXA SAR Datasets
14:30-15:00 Maycira Costa (U. Victoria/Canada)
KC3: Understanding spatial wildlife habitat characteristics of the Pantanal using ALOS/PALSAR, RADARSAT-2, and ENVISAT/ASAR imagery: Lakes diversity and spatial analysis.
KC4/W5: Defining spatial-temporal flooding dynamics and habitat connectivity in the Brazilian Pantanal wetland
15:00-15:20 Coffee
K&C Phase 4 - Plans and first result
Wetlands Themes
15:20-16:45 K&C issues - Science Team open floor discussions
· Wetlands theme issues (GMW, Ramsar, Peats...)
16:45-17:10 Carlos Pedraza (TNC/Colombia)
W6: Great River Partnership
17:10-17:35 Toshio Okumura (RESTEC)
W7: Asia-RiCE: Rice Crop Estimation and Monitoring (the role of PALSAR-2)
17:35- Richard Lucas (UNSW/Australia)
W2: The Global Mangrove Watch
~18:00 Adjourn
February 17 (Wed.), 2016
K&C Phase 4 - Plans and first result (cont'd) pdf file
Glaciers & Forest Themes
9:20-9:45 Bernd Scheuchl (UCI/USA)
G1: Ice Sheet Monitoring using ALOS-2
9:45-10:15 Masanobu Shimada (JAXA EORC)
- ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 (2014+) global forest/non-forest maps
- JAXA-JICA collaboration
10:15-10:40 John Armston (AusCover-TERN/Australia)
F1: Detection of Biomass and Structural Change using Japanese L-band SAR, Australia
10:40-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:25 Mari Trix Estomata & Patricia Sanchez (GIZ/Forest Management Bureau, The Philippines)
F4: Utilising L-Band SAR Data for Natural Resource Management in the Philippines
11:25-11:50 Wolf Forstreuter (SEPAC, Fiji)
F5: Improving Forest and Carbon Monitoring in the Pacific Island Region
11:50-12:15 Dirk Hoekman (Wageningen Univ./The Netherlands)
F7: Wide area forest monitoring and biomass stratification in Insular SE Asia and the Guiana Shield
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-15:40 K&C issues - Science Team open floor discussions
  • From Kyoto to Paris: Any role for K&C?
  • ALOS-2 systematic acquisition strategy (BOS)
- Assessment of current status
- Discussion and feed-back to JAXA
15:40-16:00 Coffee
Forest Themes
16:00-16:25 Francesco Holecz (sarmap/Switzerland)
F8: TransparentForests
16:25-16:50 Thuy Le Toan (CESBIO/France)
F10: Forest Cover Change and Biomass Mapping using ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 data
16:50-17:15 Joaquim Macuacua (Nat. Dir. on Forestry/Mozambique)
F11: National Forest Monitoring System For REDD+ in Mozambique
17:15-17:40 Anthea Mitchell (UNSW/Australia)
F14: Sustainable national forest monitoring using SAR and optical data
17:40-18:00 Tony Milne & Marc Williams (by Anthea Mitchell)
F13: Land Cover and Change in Papua New Guinea
18:00- NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) - Paul Siqueira (Umass/USA)
18:30-20:30 Reception dinner
February 18 (Thu.), 2016
K&C Phase 4 - Plans and first result (cont'd) pdf file
Forest Theme
9:20-9:45 Manabu Watanabe (JAXA EORC)
L-band ground based radar data analysis from trees
9:45-10:10 Hamdan Omar (FRIM/Malaysia)
F15: Updating forest cover and assessing aboveground biomass in various tropical forest ecosystems from PALSAR-2 polarizations
10:10-10:35 João Carreiras (U. Sheffield/U.K.)
F17: Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data
10:35-11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:25 Bill Salas (AGS/USA)
F19: Operational rice mapping and forest structure assessment to support the 3Cs
11:25-11:50 Edson Sano (IBAMA/Brazil)
F20: Detecting new deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 imagery
11:50-12:15 Maurizio Santoro (Gamma RS/Switzerland)
F21: Coupling radar-based estimates of forest information with biosphere models for improved carbon flux estimation
12:15-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-13:55 Paul Siqueira (Univ. Mass/USA)
F22: Use of short-period ALOS-2 observations for vegetation characterization and classification
13:55-14:20 Christian Thiel (FSU-Jena/Germany)
F24: PALSAR-1/2 Data for Vegetation Cover and Biomass Mapping in Various Climates
14:20-14:45 Marcela Quiñones (SarVision/The Netherlands)
EXT: Effects of the ecosystem dynamics into the processing of PALSAR-1 for Vegetation types and flooding time series wide area mapping. Examples in Colombia
14:45-15:10 Takeshi Motohka (JAXA EORC) - ALOS-2 Follow-on mission
15:10-15:30 K&C issues - Science Team open floor discussions
15:30 Workshop wrap-up and closure