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HIGHROC Science Conference (7-9 Nov. 2017)

The HIGHROC science conference will take place from 7 to 9 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference objective is to gather the international community to deal with latest progresses in processing and analyzing ocean colour remote sensing images with the final objective to improve coastal water monitoring.

A large variety of ocean colour space borne data (e.g. Sentinel2/MSI, Sentinel3/OLCI, Landsat8/OLI, MODIS, VIIRS, MSG/SEVIRI) is currently available and has potential applications in coastal waters. HIGHROC scientific conference aims to share progresses and dealt with challenges relative to the exploitation of these data. It implies image processing and algorithm development for atmospheric correction but also water quality parameters (e.g. chlorophyll concentration, suspended particulate matter, turbidity). In situ measurements and validation issues will be also dealt with. To meet the high spatio-temporal resolution requirements of coastal regions, contributions involving sensors with high spatial resolution such as Landsat8/OLI or sentinel2/MSI and high temporal resolution (e.g. geostationary sensors) are largely encouraged in addition to ocean colour dedicated sensors.

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Scientific committee

  • Kevin Ruddick (RBINS, Belgium)
  • Kate Collingridge (CEFAS, UK)
  • David Doxaran (LOV, France)
  • Rodney Forster (UHULL, UK)
  • Els Knaeps (VITO, Belgium)
  • Héloïse Lavigne (RBINS, Belgium)
  • Carole Lebreton (Brockmann Consult, Germany)
  • Kai Sorensen (NIVA, Norway)
  • Aida Alvera Azcarate (ULG, Belgium)
  • Vittorio Brando (CNR, Italy)
  • Ana Dogliotti (IAFE, Argentina)
  • Marieke Eleveld (DELTARES, Netherlands)
  • Tiit Kutser (University of Tartu, Estonia)
  • Ewa Kwiatkowska (EUMETSAT, Germany)
  • Constant Mazeran (SOLVO, France)
  • Fabrizio Niro (ESA-ESRIN, Italy)
  • Young-Je Park (KIOST, Korea)
  • François Steinmetz (HYGEOS, France)

Local organisation committee

Local Organisation committee:

  • Kelle Moreau
  • Kevin Ruddick
  • Héloïse Lavigne
  • Yolande Maes
  • Angélique Berhault

Program

Program overview
HIGHROC overview program

A preliminary version of the detailed program is available here. Please, be aware this program may change.

Training sessions

Three trainig sessions will be organized during the conference

♦ SNAP (on Wednesday 08 Nov. at 16:00, duration: 45 minutes)

This training is provided by the HIGHROC partner Brockmann Consult. The tutorial provides an introduction to utilisation of the software SNAP for satellite image processing. Participants are asked to come with their own laptop with SNAP installed on it.

♦ iCOR (on Wednesday 08 Nov. at 16:45, duration: 45 minutes)

This training is provided by the HIGHROC partner VITO. The tutorial provides an introduction to using the atmospheric image correction for land and water ( iCOR , previously known as OPERA) algorithm for Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 images. iCOR is a plugin and can easily be installed in the ESA Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP). Participants are asked to come with their own laptop with SNAP and iCOR toolbox installed on it (see iCOR manual for installation).

♦ ACOLITE (on Thursday 09 Nov. at 10:00, duration: 60 minutes)

This training is provided by the HIGHROC partner RBINS. The tutorial provides an introduction to utilisation of the software ACOLITE for atmosperic correction and image processing of Landsat8/OLI and Sentinel2/MSI images. It allows simple and fast processing of L8 and S2A images for marine and inland water applications.

Venue and practical informations

Conference will held in Hotel Bloom! in Brussels city center from 7th November 2017, 9am to 9th November 2017 4pm.

Hotel Bloom!
rue Royale 250
1200 Brussels

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