21th Science Team meeting - Announcement (Final)

Date:   December 3 - 5, 2014 (Wed. - Fri.)
Venue:    Kyoto Research Park (KRP)
                    Participant list

Agenda December 3 (Wed.), 4 (Thu.), 5 (Fri.), 2014
   Meeting Program (pdf, 3.2MB) download    
December 3 (wed.), 2014
  KRP Western Zone - Building 4, Room 2 (2nd floor)
K&C Phase 3 Result presentations
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9:00-9:05 Welcome (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA EORC)
9:05-9:30 Introduction and Background for new Science Team members (Ake Rosenqvist, K&C Science Coordinator) download
 Science Team Phase 3 reports - Forestry (25+5 minutes)
9:30-9:55  ·Thuy Le Toan (CESBIO/France)
- Forest Cover Change and Biomass mapping in Vietnam and Cameroon using ALOS/PALSAR
9:55-10:20  ·Dirk Hoekman (Wageningen Univ./The Netherlands)
- Wide area forest monitoring in Insular SE-Asia and Guiana Shield
10:20-10:45  ·Francesco Holecz (sarmap/Switzerland)
- Synergetic use of multi-annual and seasonal multi-frequency spaceborne SAR data for land cover mapping at national scale and preliminary assessment of dual-frequency InSAR based forest height estimation
  10:45-11:00    Coffee
 Science Team Phase 3 reports - Forestry
11:00-11:25  ·Masanobu Shimada (JAXA EORC)
- New global forest/non-forest maps from ALOS PALSAR data (2007-2010)
11:25-11:50  ·Mari Trix Estomata & Jose Don De Alban (GIZ & FFI/The Philippines)
- Forest Cover Classification and Change Detection Analysis Using ALOS PALSAR Mosaic Data to Support the Establishment of a Pilot MRV System for REDD-Plus on Leyte Island
11:50-12:15  ·Hamdan Omar (FRIM/Malaysia)
- Aboveground Biomass Mapping and Changes Monitoring in the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia Using L-Band ALOS PALSAR and JERS-1
  12:15-13:30    LUNCH
 Science Team Phase 3 reports - Forestry
13:30-13:55  ·Renaud Mathieu (CSIR/South Africa)
- Woody Structural Modelling in Southern African Savannahs using Multi-frequency SAR and Optical Integrated Data Approaches: One step to regional mapping
13:55-14:20  ·John Armston (AusCover-TERN/Australia)
- Forest and Woodland Structure and Biomass Assessment, Australia
14:20-14:45  ·Masaki Kawai (on behalf of J. Macuacua, Mozambique)
- Establishment of Sustainable Forest Resource Information Platform for Monitoring REDD+
14:45-15:10  ·Johan Fransson (SLU/Sweden)
- Advances in forestry applications in Sweden using ALOS PALSAR
  15:10-15:30    Coffee
 Science Team Phase 3 reports - Forestry
15:30-15:55  ·Maurizio Santoro (Gamma RS/Switzerland)
- Coupling radar-based estimates of forest information with biosphere models for improved carbon flux estimation
15:55-16:20  ·Christian Thiel (FSU-Jena/Germany)
- PALSAR Intensities, Coherence and Polarimetric Parameters for the Delineation of Forest Cover and Forest Cover Change and Growing Stock Volume over Central Siberia
16:20-16:45  ·Paul Siqueira (Univ. Mass/USA)
- Combined Use of SAR, InSAR and Lidar for Measuring Forest Biomass and Structure in the Northeastern US
16:45-17:10  ·Rajesh Thapa (JAXA EORC)
- Deforestation trend and future outlook of forest carbon stocks in tropical forests using ALOS-PALSAR mosaic data
~17:10 Adjourn
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December 4 (Thu.), 2014
  KRP Western Zone - Building 4, Room 1 (B1 floor)
K&C Phase 3 Result presentations
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 Science Team Phase 3 reports - Forestry
9:00-9:25  ·Takeshi Motohka (JAXA EORC)
- Using time-series PALSAR data for detection of deforestation in Riau, Indonesia
9:25-9:50  ·Edson Sano (IBAMA/Brazil)
- INDICAR: a Radar-based System for Indication of New Deforested Areas
9:50-10:15  ·Nathan Torbick (AGS/USA)
- Mapping agricultural and forested landscapes to support food security and carbon cycle science
10:15-10:40  ·Manabu Watanabe (JAXA EORC)
- Measurement for L-band SAR signal extinction in a forest canopy
  10:40-11:00    Coffee
11:00-11:25 ALOS World 3D (Takeo Tadono, JAXA/Japan) download
 Science Team reports - Wetlands (25+5 minutes)
11:25-11:50  ·Tony Milne (Horizon/Australia)
- Using multi-temporal ALOS PALSAR to investigate flood dynamics in semi-arid wetlands: Murray Darling Basin, Australia
11:50-12:15  ·Carlos Pedraza (TNC/Colombia)
- Magdalena Basin, Colombia Flood Frequency and Vegetation Types Analysis
  12:15-13:30    LUNCH
 Science Team reports - Wetlands
13:30-13:55  ·Bruce Chapman (Caltech-JPL/USA)
- Mapping inundation in the Amazon by ScanSAR mosaic data
13:55-14:20  ·Richard Lucas (UNSW/Australia) & Ake Rosenqvist (soloEO/Japan)
- The Global Mangrove Watch - Phase 3 results with JERS-1 and ALOS & plans for Phase 4
 External reports
14:20-14:45  ·Marcela Quiñonez & Carlos Florez (SarVision/NL & Humboldt Inst. Colombia)
- Wetlands mapping and biodiversity studies in Colombia
14:45-15:05  ·James Wheeler (U. Leicester, U.K.)
- Deriving forest maps and products from the K&C Initiative mosaics
  15:05-15:45    Coffee
 New Science Team members - Plans for Phase 4
15:45-16:05  ·Yumiko Uryu (WWF/Indonesia)
- Identifying industrial go and no-go zones and monitor industrial practices through PALSAR-based land cover and carbon stock mapping in Sumatra and Borneo
16:05-16:25  ·João Carreiras (U. Sheffield/U.K.)
- Measuring above-ground biomass and its changes over Brazilian tropical secondary forests and savanna woodlands (Cerrado) using L-band SAR data
16:25-17:00  ·Bernd Scheuchl (UCI/USA)
- Ice Sheet Monitoring using ALOS-2
17:00-17:20  ·Thuy Le Toan (for Shin-ichi Sobue, RESTEC)
- Asia-RiCE: Rice Crop Estimation and Monitoring
17:30 Reception dinner logistics information
~17:40 Adjourn
 19:00-21:00 Reception dinner
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December 5 (Fri.), 2014
  KRP Western Zone - Building 4, Room 1 (B1 floor)
K&C Phase 4 Kick-off
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9:30-9:45 K&C Phase introduction (Ake Rosenqvist) download
9:45-10:15 ALOS-2 characteristics, Cal/Val results and operational status (Masanobu Shimada, JAXA EORC) download
10:15-10:25 ALOS-2 Systematic Observation Strategy (Ake Rosenqvist) download
10:25-10:30 JAXA 25m global mosaics (Ake Rosenqvist) download
EORC data processing and ground data collection
10:30-10:45 PALSAR-2 processing & capacity issues (Masanobu Shimada) download
10:45-11:00 JAXA collection of ground data from K&C Science Teams (Takeshi Motohka, JAXA EORC) download
11:00-11:15 JAXA ground data collection system (Takeo Tadono, JAXA EORC) download
  11:15-11:30    Coffee
PALSAR-2 data distribution procedures
11:30-11:45 PALSAR-2 mosaics and path image request procedures and EORC product transfer procedures (Keiko Ishii, RESTEC) download
11:45-12:00 Full resolution data through AUIG2 (Takuya Itoh, RESTEC) download
12:00 Open floor discussions, Q&A
~13:00 Closing of the KC#21 Science Team meeting
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