Research & Meetings

26th Science Team meeting - Announcement (Final)

Date: January 20 - 24, 2020 (Mon. - Fri.)

Venue:TKP Shinbashi Conference Centre

January 20 (Mon.),2020

Joint PI Meeting for JAXA EO Missions

13:00 – 14:20 ALOS-2 Mission Update
14:40 – 17:40

ALOS-2 PI meeting (Vegetation, Forest & Wetlands Session)

(Open to all. KC member participation voluntary)

January 21 (Tue.),2020

K&C Session 1: JAXA updates

10:00-10:10 Welcome (Takeo Tadono, JAXA EORC)
10:10-10:30 K&C update (Ake Rosenqvist, soloEO)
10:30-10:50 New methodology for EORC Forest/Non-Forest map generation (Takuya Itoh, RESTEC)
10:50-11:10 EORC global mosaic processing/re-processing and data distribution (Kazufumi Kobayashi, RESTEC)
11:10-11:30 EORC research results (Masato Hayashi, JAXA EORC)
11:30-11:50 Updates to the Sigma-SAR processor (Masanobu Shimada, Tokyo Denki Univ)
11:50-12:10 Cloud-based solution for ScanSAR mosaic processing (Josef Kellndorfer, Earth Big Data)
12:10-12:30 Q&A
12:30-14:00 LUNCH

K&C Session 2: Glaciers & Wetlands

Manabu Watanabe, TDU
JJ-FAST update
Bruce Chapman, JPL
ALOS-2 ecosystem product validation with UAVSAR and field measurements
Bernd Scheuchl, UC Irvine
InSAR based Ice Velocity and Grounding Line Measurements in Antarctica
Rahmat Arief, LAPAN
Development of Digital Services for Peatland Monitoring
Dirk Hoekman, WUR
Tropical Peat Watch demonstrator Indonesia
Mikhail Urbazaev, FSU Jena
Characterization of Amazon floodplain forest habitats and inundation dynamics using PALSAR-2 time series
Ake Rosenqvist (Pete Bunting & Richard Lucas)
The Global Mangrove Watch: Moving to Finer Resolutions
Thiago Silva, Stirling Univ (via Skype)
Integrating multisensor information as analysis-ready data for semi-automated monitoring of South American wetlands
17:25-17:45 Open floor discussions
~17:45 Adjourn

January 22 (Wed.),2020

K&C Session 3: Forest 1

Osamu Ochiai, JAXA SAOC
CEOS Biomass activity update
John Armston, UMD
Fusion of ALOS-2 and Spaceborne Lidar Observations for High Resolution Mapping of Degraded and Regenerating Forest Structure and Biomass in Australia
Joaquim Macuacua, Nat. Dir. Forestry
Deforestation and Forest Degradation Analysis in Mozambique
Alex Bouvet, CESBIO
Above-ground biomass change in the woodlands and savannas of Southern Africa
Stéphane Mermoz, Globeo
Forest loss detection in South-East Asia using ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 SAR data
Christian Koyama, TDU
Assessing the impact of precipitation on ALOS-2 forest observation in the tropics
11:30-12:00 Open floor discussions
12:00-13:00 LUNCH

Joint PI Meeting for JAXA EO Missions

13:30 – 16:30 Plenary Session

Maurizio Santoro, Gamma RS
The relevance of JAXA's SAR observations to quantify the world's forest biomass pools(spoke at Plenary Session)

16:45 – 18:15 Poster Session

(Open to all. KC member participation voluntary)
18:30-20:30 Welcome Reception

January 23 (Thu.),2020

Joint PI Meeting for JAXA EO Missions

10:00 – 13:00 ALOS-2 PI meeting (Cal/val, Pol & InSAR Session) (Open to all. KC member participation voluntary)
13:00-14:00 LUNCH

K&C Session 4: Forest 2

Humberto de Mesquita, BFS
Brazilian Forest Map: Qualification of Tropical Forest Remnants to Sustainable Development Goals
Paul Siqueira, UMass
L-band Sensitivity to Biomass and Landcover Structure in the ABoVE domain
Johan Fransson, SLU
Retrieval of forest biomass and biomass change using PALSAR, PALSAR-2 and PALSAR-3 data
Maurizio Santoro, Gamma RS
Decadal forest biomass change with ALOS-1 and ALOS-2 L-band SAR observations
Josef Kellndorfer, Earth Big Data
Multi-frequency SAR Time Series Analysis for Ecosystem Monitoring: Fusing ALOS-2, ALOS-4, NISAR and Sentinel-1 Data Sets

K&C Session 5: Related Missions and activities

Paul Siqueira, UMass
NISAR mission update
John Armston, UMD
GEDI mission update
Matias Palomeque, CONAE
SAOCOM mission update

K&C Session 6: Meeting Summary

KC Meeting Summary and wrap-up
~18:00 Adjourn
18:00-20:00 Reception dinner

January 24 (Fri.),2020

Joint PI Meeting for JAXA EO Missions

10:00 – 11:40 ALOS-2 Closing Plenary (Open to all)
9:00 – 11:30 ALOS-4 Cal/Val Team meeting (Open to all)

Joint PI Meeting for JAXA EO Missions

13:00 – 15:30

ALOS-4 Cal/Val Team meeting (Open to all)

MOLI PI meeting (Only MOLI science team members)