Hyperspectral remote sensing for vegetation and soil monitoring: opportunities from new generation spaceborne sensors

Speaker: Prof. Raffaele Casa

The launch of new generation satellite imaging spectroscopy missions, such as the Italian PRISMA and the German EnMAP, opens the way for a wide range of applications in the monitoring of natural and human environmental processes, for example those related to agricultural soils and vegetation. After a general introduction to the basic principles of remote sensing, the presentation deals with a description of the opportunities offered and challenges posed by the use of spaceborne imaging spectroscopy in the monitoring and quantitative assessment of biogeophysical variables of environmental interest.