Research & Meetings

24th Science Team meeting - Announcement (Final)

January 29 (Mon.), 2018
Introduction pdf file
10:00-10:10 Welcome (Takeo Tadono, JAXA)
10:10-10:30 K&C update (Ake Rosenqvist, for JAXA)
10:30-10:50 PALSAR-2 operational status (Shin-ichi Sobue, ALOS-2 Project Manager)
10:50-11:00 PALSAR-2 processing and data provision to K&C Science Teams (Takashi Ogawa, RESTEC)
11:00-11:20 ALOS-2 Cal/Val update (Takeshi Motohka, JAXA)
11:20-11:30 New ALOS-2 Research Announcement (Takeo Tadono, JAXA)
11:30-11:40 Coffee
11:40-12:00 Validation of 25m-resolution Global PALSAR-2/PALSAR Forest/Non-forest Map (Takuya Itoh, RESTEC)
12:00-12:30 ScanSAR mosaic processing (Masanobu Shimada, TDU)
12:30-13:50LUNCH 12:30-13:50LUNCH
Wetlands & Glacier Themes
13:50-14:10 Berndt Scheuchl (UCI/USA)
G1: Ice Sheet monitoring by ALOS-2
14:10-14:30 Lisa Rebelo (IWMI/Lao PDR.)
W1: Nile and Zambezi Basins
14:30-14:50 Pete Bunting (U. Aberystwyth/U.K.)
W2: The Global Mangrove Watch
14:50-15:10 Toshio Okumura (RESTEC)
W7: Asia-RiCE
15:10-15:30 Coffee
15:30-15:50 Kyle McDonald (CUNY/USA)
W3: Mapping Wetlands, Surface Structural Attributes, and Boreal Freeze/Thaw at Regional Scales with JAXA SAR data
15:50-16:10 Thiago Silva (UNESP/Brazil)
W4: Mapping habitat distribution, vegetation structure and flooding dynamics in the Amazon basin
16:10-16:30 Ake Rosenqvist (soloEO)
Inundation mapping by ScanSAR time-series
16:30-16:50 ALOS-2 BOS update (Ake Rosenqvist, for JAXA)
16:50- Open floor discussions
~18:00 Adjourn
January 30 (Tue.), 2018
Forest Theme pdf file
10:00-10:20 Michail Urbazaev (FSU-Jena/Germany)
F24: PALSAR-1/2 Data for Vegetation Cover and Biomass Mapping in Various Climates
10:20-10:40 Paul Siqueira (UMass/USA)
F22: Use of short-period ALOS-2 observations for vegetation characterization and classification
10:40-11:00 Maurizio Santoro (Gamma RS/Switzerland)
F21: Coupling radar-based estimates of forest info with biosphere models for improved C flux estimation
11:00-11:20 Edson Sano (IBAMA/Brazil)
F20: Detecting new deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 imagery
11:20-11:40 Nathan Torbick/Bill Salas (AGS/USA)
F19 (by Ake): Operational rice mapping and forest structure assessment to support the 3Cs
11:00-11:20 Arief Rahmat (LAPAN/Indonesia)
F18: Forest mapping in North Sumatra
12:00-12:20 João Carreiras (U. Sheffield/U.K.)
F17: Measuring AGB and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado)
Related mission updates
13:30-13:45 Takeshi Motohka (JAXA TKSC) ALOS-4
13:45-14:00 Takeo Tadono (JAXA EORC) ALOS-3
14:00-14:15 Bruce Chapman/Paul Siqueira (JPL/UMass) NISAR
14:15-14:45 Thuy Le Toan (CESBIO) BIOMASS
14:45-15:00 John Armston (UMD) GEDI
15:00-15:10 Masato Hayashi (JAXA EORC) MOLI
15:10-15:30 Coffee
15:30-15:50 Hamdan Omar (FRIM/Malaysia)
F15: Updating forest cover and assessing AGB in various tropical forest ecosystems from PALSAR-2 polarization data
15:50-16:10 Anthea Mitchell (UNSW/Australia)
F14: Forest mapping in Tasmania
16:10-16:30 Renaud Mathieu (CSIR/South Africa)
F12: Mapping woody fraction cover and biomass in southern Africa using ALOS-2 PALSAR-2
16:30-16:50 Joaquim Macuácua (Nat. Dir. on Forestry/Mozambique)
F11: National Forest Monitoring System For REDD+ in Mozambique
16:50-17:10 Ake Rosenqvist (soloEO)
CO2 emissions challenge for EO community
17:10-18:00 Open floor discussions
18:30-20:30 Reception dinner
January 31 (Wed.), 2018
Forest Theme pdf file
10:00-10:20 Manabu Watanabe (TDU/Japan)
Deforestation detection with PALSAR-2 ScanSAR HH/HV polarizations for JJ-FAST
10:20-10:40 Thuy Le Toan/Alex Bouvet (CESBIO/France)
F10: Forest Cover Change and Biomass Mapping using ALOS PALSAR and ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 data
10:40-11:00 Francesco Holecz (sarmap/Switzerland)
F8: Transparent Forests
11:20-11:40 Dirk Hoekman (Wageningen Univ/The Netherlands)
F7: Wide area forest monitoring and biomass stratification in Insular SE Asia and Guiana Shield
11:40-12:00 Johan Fransson (SLU/Sweden)
F6: Retrieval of forest biomass and biomass change with spaceborne SAR
12:00-12:20 Hirdeshni Gautam (SPC/Fiji)
F5: Improving Forest and Carbon Monitoring in the Pacific Island Region
13:30-13:50 Mari Trix Estomata (GIZ/The Philippines)
F4: Utilising L-Band SAR Data for Natural Resource Management in the Philippines
13:50-14:10 Humberto de Mesquita (IBAMA/Brazil)
F3: Forest Structure to Map of Forest Types with ALOS-PALSAR
14:10-14:50 Bruce Chapman (JPL) / Josef Kellndorfer (Earth Big Data)
F9: Time Series Analysis of SAR and Optical Data for Forest Monitoring
15:30-15:50 John Armston (UMD/USA)
F1: Detection of Biomass and Structural Change using Japanese L-band SAR, Australia
15:50-16:10 Anthea Mitchell (for Tony Milne, UNSW/Australia)
F13: Using multi-temporal and multi-channel ALOS-2 to investigate forest and land cover changes in PNG
16:10-16:30 Christian Koyama (TDU/Japan)
Seasonality-induced L-band backscatter variations over tropical forests
16:30-17:15 Open floor discussions – K&C the way forward
~17:15 Closing of KC#24 meeting
ALOS K&C Science Advisory Panel / Science Team Meeting Participants