Special Issue "OPTIMISE: Innovative Optical Tools for Proximal Sensing of Ecophysiological Processes"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019) | Viewed by 27277
Interests: remote sensing; proximal sensing, biogeochemical cycles; grassland ecology; plant traits
Interests: chlorophyll fluorescence; point and imaging spectroscopy; plant phenotyping; remote sensing of plant photosynthesis
Interests: chlorophyll fluorescence; sun-induced fluorescence; laser-induced fluorescence; photosynthesis; remote sensing; radiative transfer
Interests: high-resolution (hyper-) spectral and optical sensing; UAVs; laser scanning; upscaling; field phenotyping; precision agriculture; plant traits
Interests: cal/val; spectro(radio)meter calibration and characterisation; proximal sensing; environmental remote sensing; optical Earth observation; near-ground EO platforms; field spectroscopy
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Interests: spectroradiometry; instrumental characterization; BRDF; hyperspectral; radiative transfer models; biophysical variables of vegetation; functional traits of vegetation; sun induced fluorescence
The ES1309 (OPTIMISE) Cost Action network brought together scientists working in different domains (spectral information systems; remote sensing with unmanned aerial vehicles; reflectance and fluorescence observations) to explore innovative optical tools for remote and proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes and biogeochemical cycles. The intention was to promote reflectance and fluorescence measurements of ecosystems for Earth system models, validate global satellite observations, investigate the use of innovative spectrometers and UAV platforms to make these measurements, and develop automated wireless communication systems with on-line spectral information storage, quality assurance and data product sharing portals.
This Special Issue is calling for papers reporting the science outputs of such innovative tools, using near-ground optical data of high spectral, temporal and spatial resolutions. From these data, scientists are better able to comprehend the links between plant physiology, ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles, and can provide key validation datasets for space-based remote sensing missions (Sentinels, FLEX).
In this Special Issue, papers are welcome that address the following:
- Progress made in remote sensing of sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) studies, considering, e.g., fluorescence and reflectance data acquisition protocols, state-of-the-art and performance of instrumentation, retrieval methods, and modelling applications
- Best practice procedures for UAV spectral sampling
- Research developments in UAV platforms and optical sensors, able to provide unprecedented opportunities for high spatial, spectral and multi-angular near-ground Earth observations
- Multi-scale observations adopting empirical and modelling methods to monitor ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles
- Smart on-line platforms and spectral information systems to assign quality flags, process and analyze optical data along with biophysical and water/carbon flux state variables, to enable data to be shared with other scientific communities and networks.
Dr. Loris Vescovo
Dr. MaPi Cendrero-Mateo
Dr. Yves Goulas
Dr. Helge Aasen
Dr. Alasdair MacArthur
Dr. Javier Pacheco-Labrador
Dr. Shari Van Wittenberghe
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- Remote Sensing
- Proximal Sensing
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Spectral Information Systems
- Biogeochemical Cycles