13 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
Milan, Italy

ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019

This symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.

©Chris Gitsham | flickr

©Chris Gitsham | flickr

The ESA Living Planet Symposium is held every three years and is of relevance to the research currently being undertaken by researchers in the Center for Earth Observation and Citizen Science (EOCS). Several EOCS staff members are attending the conference this year.

Linda See will be giving a presentation on the different mobile apps developed within EOCS in a session entitled 'Novel Crowdsourcing Tools for In Situ Data Collection Relevant to Agricultural EO Applications'. In this presentation, she will showcase different apps developed as part of the ERC-funded CrowdLand project and the CIMMYT-funded AgroTutor project. She will present a poster on behalf of Juan Carlos Laso Bayas on the AgroTutor mobile app in the same session and a poster for Dmitry Schepaschenko about the the ESA-funded Forest Observation System (in the session: Global Forest Biomass Monitoring) .

Myroslava Lesiv is presenting a paper on spatial accuracy, which will illustrate how one can move beyond kappa and overall accuracy in a session on regional and global land cover. The oil palm map developed by Olha Danylo using Google Earth Engine will be presented alongside Matt Hansen in a session on 'Large Area Land Change Assessments for Sustainability'. Finally, Inian Moorthy will present a poster on the LandSense Engagement Platform in a session entitled: Combining Satellite and Citizen Observations to Improve Environmental Monitoring. 

Together these presentations provide a broad glimpse of how EOCS is using Earth Observation, often in combination with in situ data collection and citizen science. 

About the Living Planet Symposium 2019

Attracting thousands of scientists and data users, ESA’s Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. For decades now Earth observation has played a fundamental role in advancing our understanding of how our planet works and how it is being affected by climate change. While the need to continue to advance our knowledge and monitor global change remains paramount, Earth observation has entered a new era where it is playing a key role in a myriad of everyday applications to improve daily lives and is also becoming increasingly relevant for the competitive business sector.

This symposium is being held at the MiCo Milano Congressi, in Milan, Italy, on 13–17 May 2019. It promises to be bigger and wider ranging than ever before. The event will not only see scientists present their latest findings on Earth’s environment and climate derived from satellite data, but will also focus on Earth observation’s role in building a sustainable future and a resilient society. Participants will also be able to explore how emerging technologies are revolutionising the use of Earth observation and how business and the economy can benefit from this new epoch.

 


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Olha Danylo

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Myroslava Lesiv

Research Scholar

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Steffen Fritz

EOCS Center Head and Deputy Program Director

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Linda See

Senior Research Scholar

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Dmitry Shchepashchenko

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Juan Carlos Laso Bayas

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Inian Moorthy

Research Scholar

Ecosystems Services and Management

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