Tuesday, 26/May/2020

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration (registration desk)

9:00am – 10:15am

PLENARY 1: WELCOME By Organizers and EARSeL President


Keynote Speech: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for Earth Observation (AI4EO)

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (ESA)

10:15am – 11:15am


PLENARY 2: Deep Learning for Urban Mapping

Fully Convolutional Networks For Landcover Classification From Historical Black And White Aerial Photographs Of Central Africa

Nicholus Mboga, Tais Grippa, Stefanos Georganos, Sabine Vanhuysse, Eléonore Wolff, Moritz Lennert

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Department of Geosciences, Environment and society, Belgium

Land Cover Semantic Segmentation Of SPOT-6/7 And Sentinel-2 Data Using CNN

Arnaud Le Bris, Olivier Stocker

Univ. Gustave Eiffel, IGN-ENSG, LaSTIG, France

Towards Automated Urban Map Revision Using Deep Neural Networks on Airborne Lidar and Hyperspectral Data

Øivind Due Trier

Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Weak Supervision Of Fully Convolutional Network For Yearly Land Cover Mapping Over Wallonia, Belgium

Taïs Grippa, Nicholus Mboga, Stefanos Georganos, Sabine Vanhuysse, Eléonore Wolff, Moritz Lennert

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Department of Geosciences, Environment & Society, Belgium


11:15am – 11:40am 

Coffee Break

11:40am – 1:10pm


PLENARY 3: Remote Sensing of Urban Green

Monitoring Tree Health with Sentinel-2 Images with a New Methodology Adapted to Urban Areas

Carlos Granero-Belinchon1, Karine Adeline1, Aude Lemonsu2, Xavier Briottet1

1ONERA-DOTA, University of Toulouse, FR-31055 Toulouse, France; 2CNRM, Meteo-France-CNRS, FR-31057 Toulouse, France

Mapping Settlement And Vegetation Continuous Fields At National Scale In A Temperate Environment Using Sentinel-2

Franz Schug1, David Frantz1, Akpona Okujeni1, Sebastian van der Linden1,2, Patrick Hostert1,3

1Earth Observation Lab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; 2Institute of Geography and Geology, Universität Greifswald, Germany; 3Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service new High Resolution Layer 2015: the Small Woody Features – research, development and production story

Antoine Masse, Loic Faucqueur, Nathalie Morin, Pierre-Yves Rémy, Justine Hugé, Fabrice Dazin, Christophe Sannier

SIRS, France

Mapping Functional Urban Green Types With The Combined Use Of Hyperspectral, Multispectral And LiDAR Data

Jeroen Degerickx1,2, Martin Hermy2, Ben Somers2

1VITO, Belgium; 2Division of Forest, Nature and Landscape, KULeuven, Belgium

Mapping Of Tree Species In The City: Challenges Of The Application Project

Dominik Kopeć1,2, Jan Niedzielko1, Adam Kania3, Justyna Wylazłowska1, Anna Halladin-Dąbrowska1, Jakub Charyton1, Łukasz Sławik1,4

1MGGP Aero Sp. z o.o.; 2University of Lodz; 3Definity Sp. z o.o.; 4University of Warsaw

Green Growth? On The Relation Between Population Density, Land Use And Vegetation Cover Fractions In A City Using A 30-Years Landsat Time Series.

Thilo Wellmann1,2, Franz Schug1, Dagmar Haase1,2, Dirk Pflugmacher1, Sebastian van der Linden1,3

1Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; 2UFZ Leipzig, Germany; 3University of Greifswald, Germany


1:10pm – 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:30pm 


PLENARY 4: Hyperspectral Urban Mapping and Spectral Libraries

Analysing the Robustness of Sampling in Gradient Analysis of Urban Material Mixtures

Chaonan Ji1,2, Marianne Jilge1, Uta Heiden1, Marion Stellmes3, Hannes Feilhauer3,4

1German Aerospace Center, Germany; 2Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany; 3Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; 4FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Towards a Generic Spectral Library for Urban Mapping Applications

Frederik Priem1, Marianne Jilge2, Uta Heiden2, Ben Somers3, Frank Canters1

1Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Cartography and GIS Research Group, Belgium; 2Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Earth Observation Center, Germany; 3KU Leuven, Division of Forest, Nature and Landscape, Belgium

Blue-green Microstructures – Detection of Geometrical and Permeability Features of Microstructures

Agnieszka Kuras1, Øivind Due Trier2, Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis1, Vetle Jonassen3, Niki Gaitani4, Chris Rogass5, Ingunn Burud1

1Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway; 2Norwegian Computing Center; 3Terratec AS; 4Norwegian University of Science and Technology; 5Helmholtz Center Potsdam

Regression-based Unmixing Of Urban Land Cover Across Multiple Cities – Evaluating Multi-site Libraries And Gaussian Process Uncertainties For Model Generalization

Akpona Okujeni1, Sam Cooper1, Patrick Hostert1,2, Sebastian van der Linden3

1Earth Observation Lab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; 2Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin; 3Institute of Geography and Geology, Universität Greifswald

Bridging GIS And Spectral Data Analysis For Urban Land Cover Mapping: The EnMAP-Box 3

Sebastian van der Linden1, Akpona Okujeni2, Sam Cooper2, Benjamin Jakimow2, Andreas Rabe2, Fabian Thiel1, Patrick Hostert2

1University of Greifswald, Department of Geography and Geology, Germany; 2Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Geography Department, Germany


3:30pm – 3:50pm

Coffee Break

3:50pm – 5:05pm


PLENARY 5: Urban Sustainable Development Goals

UrbanTEP – EO Data Processing, Integrative Data Analysis and Monitoring for SDG Reporting

Felix Bachofer1, Thomas Esch1, Jakub Balhar2, Martin Boettcher3, Enguerran Boissier4, Mattia Marconcini1, Annekatrin Metz-Marconcini1, Michal Opletal2, Fabrizio Pacini4, Tomas Soukup2, Vaclav Svaton5, Julian Zeidler1

1German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany; 2GISAT s.r.o., Czech Republic; 3Brockmann Consult GmbH, Germany; 4Terradue Srl., Italy; 5IT4Innovations, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

COPERNICUS Global Land Products and Services and the Sustainable Development Goals

Pietro Ceccato1, Michael Cherlet2, Marie Lang3

1SPACEBEL, Belgium; 2EC Joint Research Center, Italy; 3Université de Liège, Belgium

Earth Observation for Sustainable Development in Urban Areas: Results and Achievements from ESA’s EO4SD-Urban project

Manuela Hirschmugl1, Jan Kolomaznik2, Tomas Soukup2, Amelie Broszeit3, Carina Sobe1, Herwig Proske1

1Joanneum Research, Austria; 2GISAT; 3GAF AG

An Integrated Deprived Area Mapping “System”

Monika Kuffer1, Dana Thomson2, Gianluca Boo2, Ron Mahabir3, Tais Grippa4, Sabine Vanhuysse4, Joao Porto de Albuquerque5, Ryan Engstrom6, Caroline Kabaria7, Robert Ndugwa8, Jack Makau9

1University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands; 2University of Southampton, Geography and Environmental Science UK; 3George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, USA; 4Université Libre de Bruxelles, IGEAT, Belgium; 5Warwick University, Institute for Global Sustainable Development, UK; 6George Washington University, Department of Geography, USA; 7African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya; 8UN-Habitat, GUO, Kenya; 9Slum Dwellers International, Kenya

Automatic Detection Of Urban Vacant Land: An Open-Source Approach For Sustainable Cities

Shaojuan Xu1,2, Manfred Ehlers2

1Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Germany; 2Osnabrück University, Germany


5:10pm – 6:00pm


PLENARY 6: Poster Session

A Random Forest Dasymetric Approach For Mapping The Population Distribution At High Spatial Resolution

Eric Hallot1, Armand Okende1,2, Tais Grippa2, Benjamin Beaumont1

1Remote Sensing and Geodata Unit, Institut Scientifique de Service Public, Belgium; 2ANAGEO-DGES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

3D Data On Regional Scale: What Are The Main Mapping Products And Associated Users?

Yohann François1, Nathalie Stephenne2, Philippe Lejeune1, Adrien Michez1

1University of Liège / Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Belgium; 2Service Public de Wallonie (SPW), Geomatic Department, Belgium

Mapping Land Cover Change Using Ensemble Approach

Katarzyna Anna Ostapowicz1,2, Mateusz Szczęch1

1Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland; 2Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA

A Low-cost Remote Sensing-based System For Mapping, Assessing And Monitoring Land Use / Land Cover Changes In Small Oceanic Islands’ Natural Parks

Manuel Fernández Urrutia1,2, João Madruga2,3, Artur Gil1,4

1cE3c & Azorean Biodiversity Group – University of the Azores, Portugal; 2Faculty of Agrarian and Environmental Sciences – University of the Azores; 3IITAA – Instituto de Investigação e Tecnologia da Agronomia e Meio Ambiente – University of the Azores; 4Faculty of Sciences and Technology – University of the Azores

Regional Environment Monitoring Using Copernicus Sentinel-1 SAR Images: Interferometric SAR Coherence as an Indicator of Dynamic Land Cover Changes

Dominique Derauw1, Ludivine Libert1,2, Anne Orban1, Christian Barbier1

1Centre Spatial de Liège, University of Liège, Belgium; 2Enveo, Austria

3D City Model Generation From LiDAR Point Clouds In Support Of Smart Cities

Gilles-Antoine Nys, Roland Billen, Florent Poux

University of Liège, Belgium

ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) for the benefit of Cyprus and Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Northern Africa (EMMENA)

Diofantos Hadjimitsis1,2, Gunter Schreier3, Haris Kontoes4, Albert Ansman5, Giorgos Komodromos6, Kyriacos Themistocleous1,2, Kyriacos Neocelous1,2, Silas Michaelides1,2, Rodanthi Mamouri1,2, Ioannis Papoutsis4, Johannes Bühl5, Egbert Schwarz3, Stelios Tziortzis6, Argyro Nisantzi1,2, Christodoulos Mettas1,2, Christiana Papoutsa1,2, Christos Danezis1,2, George Melillos1,2, Marios Tzouvaras1,2, Athos Agapiou1,2, Phaedon Kyriakides1,2, Nicholas Kyriakides1,2, Maria Prodromou1,2, Vincent Ambrosia7,8, Daniel Barok9, Eleni Loulli1,2, Marcello Maranesi10, Lena Halounova11, Peter Zeil12

1Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus; 2ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence, Limassol, Cyprus; 3German Aerospace Center, Germany; 4National Observatory of Athens, Greece; 5Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany; 6Department of Electronic Communications, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Nicosia Cyprus; 7NASA, USA; 8California State University, Monterey Bay, USA; 9Independent Consultant, Israel; 10Independent Consultant, Italy; 11Czech Technical University, Czech Republic; 12Spatial Services Gmbh, Austria

Remote Sensing As Support To Cartography Of The Quality Of Water At The Prefecture Of Mohammedia (Marroco)

Rachida El Morabet1, Larbi Bahrazi2, Soufiane Bouhafa3

1faculté des lettre et des sciences humaines Mohammedia Maroc; 2faculté des lettre et des sciences humaines Mohammedia Maroc; 3faculté des lettre et des sciences humaines Mohammedia Maroc

Urban Growth Analysis Using Satellite Data and Socioeconomic Variables in Uyo (Nigeria)

Etido Essien, Cyrus Samimi

University of Bayreuth, Germany


7:00pm – 9:30pm

Ice Breaker

Wednesday, 27/May/2020

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration (registration desk)

9:00am – 10:30am


PLENARY 7: Remote Sensing for Urban Social Sciences and Policy


Keynote Speech: Urbanization and Sustainability Under Global Change and Transitional Economies: Synthesis from Southeast, East, and North Asia (SENA)

Peilei Fan

School of Planning, Design, and Construction (SPDC) & Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO), Michigan State University, United States of America


Keynote Speech: Mapping Urban Population Distribution In Data-Scarce Countries

Catherine Linard

Université de Namur, Belgium

Short oral presentations


A Spatial Assessment of Low-Income Housing Estate Programs In The Periphery Of Mexico City Using Remote Sensing And Census Data

Stéphane Couturier1,2, Adrian Flores3, Roberto Huerta Luna1, Richard Sliuzas2, Monika Kuffer2

1UNAM, Mexico; 2University of Twente, Netherlands; 3University of Anáhuac, Mexico

The Potential of SAR and OPTICAL Sentinel Images for the Automatic Monitoring of Redevelopment Sites

Sophie Petit1, Mattia Stasolla2, Gerard Swinnen1, Odile Close1, Benjamin Beaumont1, Christophe Rasumny3, Xavier Neyt2, Eric Hallot1

1Remote Sensing and Geodata Unit, ISSP, Belgium; 2Royal Military Academy, Belgium; 3Land Planning, Housing, Heritage and Energy, Service Public de Wallonie, Belgium

Potential of Green Roofs in the East bank of Liege, Belgium

Mitali Yeshwant Joshi, Simon Rohon, Jacques Teller

University of Liege, Belgium

Citizens and Satellites – Multisource Monitoring of Urban Sprawl in Context of Climate Change Adaptation based on Remotely Sensed Time Series and Crowdmapping in German Metropolitan Regions

Gohar Ghazaryan1, Francis Hugenroth2, Carsten Jürgens3, Sarah Sticksel3, Birte Trampnau3, Anke Valentin2, Andreas Rienow3

1University of Bonn, Germany; 2Science Shop Bonn, Germany; 3Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

EO Based Derivation Of Socio-Economic Urban Planning Indicators

Gebhard Warth1, Andreas Braun1, Oliver Assmann2, Volker Hochschild1

1University of Tuebingen, Germany; 2AT-Verband, Germany

Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe: The CURE Project Idea

Nektarios Chrysoulakis1, Zina Mitraka1, Mattia Marconcini2, David Ludlow3, Zaheer Khan3, Brigitte Holt Andersen4, Tomas Soukup5, Andreas Walli6, Alessandra Gandini7, Jürgen Kropp8, Dirk Lauwaet9, Christian Feigenwinter10

1FORTH, Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, Remote Sensing Lab, Greece; 2DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany; 3University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; 4Institute of Applied Economics Aps, Denmark; 5Gisat S.R.O., Czech Republic; 6GeoVille Informationssysteme und Datenverarbeitung GMBH, Austria; 7TECNALIA, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain; 8PIK, otsdam Institut fuer Klimafolgenforschung, Germany; 9VITO, laamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V., Belgium; 10Universitaet Basel, Switzerland

Leveraging IDP Sites as Pseudo-administrative Boundaries for Improved Gridded Population Mapping

Hannah Rosenblum, John T. Fitzwater, Derek Azar, Joshua Comenetz, Arthur Desch, Nicholas John

U.S. Census Bureau

Multinomial Logistic Regression And Cellular Automata For Modelling Of Urban Sprinkling

Lucia Saganeiti1, Ahmed Mustafa2, Beniamino Murgante1, Jacques Teller3

1School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy; 2Urban systems lab, the new school, New York, USA; 3LEMA, Urban and Environmental Engineering Department, Liège University, Be

Relative Timing of Urban Land-Use and Population Change: Northern Taiwan from 1990-2015

Hsiao-chien Shih, Douglas Alan Stow

San Diego State University, United States of America

Using Sentinel-1/2 Data to Detect New Urban Elements in Agricultural Parcels

Alban Jago, Emilie Bériaux, Cozmin Lucau-Danila, Viviane Planchon

Walloon Agricultural Research Centre – CRA-W, Belgium

10:30am – 10:50am

Coffee Break

10:50am – 12:15pm

PLENARY 8: Remote Sensing for Urban Social Sciences and Policy (Discussion)

12:15pm – 1:45pm 


1:45pm – 3:15pm 


PLENARY 9: Urban Growth Monitoring and Settlement Mapping


Keynote speech – Understanding an Urbanizing Planet: Strategic Directions for Remote Sensing

Karen Seto

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, United States of America


Keynote speech – The Complexity of ities in the Global South from Space

Monika Kuffer

ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Short oral presentations


Identifying Human Settlement Growth Types Using Symbolic Machine Learning and Geographic Information Systems: Assiut Governorate as a Case Study

Mahmood Abdelkader1,2, Luc Boorboem1, Richard Sliuzas1, Jaap Zevenbergen1

1ITC, Twente University, Netherlands, The; 2Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Egypt

Knowledge Gaps In Earth Observation-based Mapping Of Human Settlements: From An Ontological Perspective.

Jiong Wang1, Monika Kuffer2

1Utrecht University, Netherlands, The; 2University of Twente, Netherlands, The

Beyond Built-up Land: Towards A More Nuanced Analysis Of Settlement System Changes

Jasper van Vliet1, Mengmeng Li1, Yuan Wang1, Peter Verburg1,2

1VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, The; 2Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland

Mapping Megacity Growth with Landsat Time-series Data: a Case of 8 Cities

Olena Dubovyk, Simon König, Johannes Loer

University of Bonn, Germany

Global Building Map from Sentinel-1 satellite mission

Marco Chini1, Ramona Pelich1, Renaud Hostache1, Patrick Matgen1, Carlos López-Martínez2

1Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg; 2Univeristat Politecnica de Catalunya

Continental-scale Mapping and Analysis of 3D Building Structure

Mengmeng Li1, Elco Koks1, Hannes Taubenböck2,3, Jasper van Vliet1

1VU University Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies, the Netherlands; 2German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Germany; 3Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Institute for Geography and Geology, Germany

Automated Urban Footprint Mapping Over Large Areas: a Method Implemented for Massive Streams of Sentinel-2 Data

Romain Wenger1, David Michéa2, Anne Puissant1

1LIVE CNRS UMR 7362, University of Strasbourg, France; 2ICUBE CNRS UMR 7357, University of Strasbourg, France


Assessing the Capabilities of Sentinel-1 and 2 for Citywide Slum Mapping with Machine Learning

Sabine Vanhuysse1, Taïs Grippa1, Monika Kuffer2, Stefanos Georganos1, Nicholus Mboga1, Eléonore Wolff1, Moritz Lennert1

1Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Department of Geosciences, Environment and Society, Be; 2University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands

Spatial analysis of Slum Characteristics based on the Generic Slum Ontology – Case of two Brazilian cities

Divyani Kohli, Monika Kuffer

ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands

3:15pm – 3:35pm 

Coffee Break

3:35pm – 5:00pm

PLENARY 10: Urban Growth Monitoring and Settlement Mapping (Discussion)

7:00pm – 10:00pm 

Workshop Dinner

Thursday, 28/May/2020

9:00am – 10:30am


PLENARY 11: Using High-resolution Commercial Satellite Data for Urban Studies


Keynote speech – Imaging for Land Use Studies to Improve Sustainability of Cities

Compton Tucker

NASA/GFSC, United States of America


Keynote speech – Artificial Intelligence Helps Monitoring Urban Functions

Devis Tuia

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Short oral presentations


Assessment of Texture Features’ Contribution in Discriminating Natural Bare Areas vs. Artificially Covered Ones: Chania Case Study

Ioannis Manakos1, Adel Ledawi2, Chariton Kalaitzidis2

1Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece; 2International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece

Settlement Monitoring For Renewable Energy Provision In Indigenous Communities Of The Ecuadorian Amazon

Valerie Graw1, Javier Muro1, José Jara2, Leo Zurita3, Andreas Rienow4, Esteban Calderón2, Richard Resl3

1University of Bonn, Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), Germany; 2Tratural, energía removable, Cuenca, Ecuador; 3University of San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador; 4Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Geography, Germany

An Open Source Mapping Scheme For Developing Wallonia’s INSPIRE Compliant Land Cover And Land Use Datasets.

Benjamin Beaumont1, Tais Grippa2, Moritz Lennert2, Julien Radoux3, Céline Bassine3, Pierre Defourny3, Eleonore Wolff2

1Remote Sensing and Geodata Unit, Institut Scientifique de Service Public, Belgium; 2ANAGEO-DGES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; 3Earth and Life Institute, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

The Garden Monitor (Garmon) : What is a garden ? Technically…

Jo Van Valckenborgh, Stijn Van der Linden, Ben Somers, Jingli Yan, Veerle Strosse

Informatie Vlaanderen, Belgium

Household Wealth in HD: Mapping the Demographic and Health Surveys Wealth Index in Sub-Saharan African Cities with Very-High-Resolution Satellite Data

Stefanos Georganos1, Assane Niang Gadiaga2, Catherine Linard2, Tais Grippa1, Sabine Vanhuysse1, Nicholus Mboga1, Eléonore Wolff1, Sébastien Dujardin2, Moritz Lennert1

1Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; 2University of Namur, Belgium

Change Detection of Hyperspectral UAV Images Using Recurrent fully Convolutional Network with Multi-scale Filters and Transfer Learning

Ahram Song

Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Roof Material Mapping: Application Over Liège Using Open-Source Object-Based Supervised Classification Algorithms

Coraline Wyard1, Benjamin Beaumont1, Rodolphe Marion2, Laure Roupioz3, Eric Hallot1

1ISSeP, Belgium; 2CEA, France; 3ONERA, France

Object-based classification of functional urban green types using multi-temporal PlanetScope and Sentinel 2 imagery: Application to the Brussels Capital Region, Belgium

Florian Barette1, Boud Verbeiren2, Frank Canters1

1Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Geography, Belgium; 2Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Belgium


10:30am – 10:50am

Coffee Break

10:50am – 12:15pm

PLENARY 12: Using High-resolution Commercial Satellite Data for Urban Studies (Discussion)

12:15pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm


PLENARY 13: Urban Changes Impacts on Climate, Air-quality and Environment


Keynote Speech – Four-Dimensional Observations of Urban Changes and Environmental Impact Assessments

Son Van Nghiem

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States of America


Keynote: Urban Environmental Change from Space

Benjamin Bechtel

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Short oral presentations


Mapping Africa into local climate zones

Sarah Sticksel, Matthias Demuzere, Benjamin Bechtel

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Mapping Of Urban Land Surface Temperatures By The Future THRISHNA Mission : Focus On Inversion And Sharpening Methods

Aurélie Michel, Carlos Granero-Belinchon, Xavier Briottet


Monitoring Water Vapour Distribution Over Cities Using Galileo Signals From Connected Vehicles: A Feasibility Study

Steffen Schön1, Lucy Icking1, Gael Kermarrec2

1Institut für Erdmessung, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany; 2Geodetic Institute, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Comparative Urban Land Surface Phenology Using Vegetation Indices from VENµS and Land Surface Temperature from ECOSTRESS & MODIS

Geoffrey Michael Henebry1, Yuan Zhang1,2, Monika Anna Tomaszewska1, Rong Yu3, Alison Donnelly3, Pietro Sciusco1, Jiquan Chen1

1MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, United States of America; 2WUHAN UNIVERSITY, People’s Republic of China; 3UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE, United States of America

Thermal Properties of Urban Ecosystem from Multisource Airborne Data

Frantisek Zemek, Miroslav Pikl, Jan Novotny, Dava Vackaru

Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

First Results Of The Project THERMOPOLIS (THERmal MOnitoring for urban climate adaptation POLIcieS)

Gregory Duveiller, Nikos Alexandris, Matteo Piccardo, Alessandro Cescatti

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy

Observed Globally Intensifying Additional Warming in Cities

Zihan Liu, Wenfeng Zhan, Jiameng Lai

Nanjing University, China, People’s Republic of

Evaluating Built-up Indices for DisTrad Thermal Sharpening over the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions; Case Study: Gaza Strip

Wiesam A. Essa1,2, Jonathan Huck2, Rachid Lhissou3

1Department of Geography, University of Mancheter, United Kingdom; 2Department of Geography, Al-Aqsa Univeristy. Palestine; 3Centre Eau Terre Environnement (ÉTÉ-INRS), Universitie du Quebec, Canada

Effects of Urban Land-use Patterns on Air Quality in China’s Developed Coastal Region: Exploration and Solutions

YIfan Lin1, Xinyi Yuan2, Jing Wang2

1Beijing University, China, People’s Republic of; 2Wuhan University, China, People’s Republic of


3:00pm – 3:20pm

Coffee Break

3:20pm – 4:50pm

PLENARY 14: Urban Changes Impacts on Climate, Air-quality and Environment (Discussion)

4:50pm – 5:15pm

PLENARY 15: Young scientists awards and Closing ceremony