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.

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