Hyperspectral imagery is an important research topic in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The GeoHyper workshop has been organized by the ISPRS working group VII/3 and by the French hyperspectral working group of the “Société Française de Photogrammetrie et de Télédétection” (SFPT/GH) at La Grande Motte, France, on October 1 and 2, 2015. GeoHyper was also a good opportunity for the scientific community to present recent advances in hyperspectral imagery: methodology, algorithms and applications. This workshop was aimed at researchers and users from universities, research institutes, government organizations, and private companies.
In the spirit of the annual SFPT/GH congress, GeoHyper got organized in four keynote speeches and four presentation sessions. The keynotes speakers were
– Dr Dalla Mura (GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France) who reviewed the new trends in spectral unmixing;
– Dr Baret (INRA, Avignon, France) who presented the use of UAVs in agriculture (in a shared session with the GeoUAV and GeoHyper conferences);
– Dr Lefevre (CNES, Toulouse, France) who exposed the recent advances of the French hyperspectral space mission;
– and Mrs Loncan (ONERA, Toulouse, France) who made a state of the art of hyperspectral and panchromatic fusion.
Four sessions have been organized by the GeoHyper conference dealt with 1) vegetation (chaired by Dr Gorretta, IRSTEA, France), 2) soil, urban and hydrocarbons (chaired by Dr Ben-Dor, TAU, Israel), 3) spectral unmixing (chaired by Dr Gomez, IRD, France), and 4) hyperspectral technology (chaired by Dr Briottet, ONERA, France). There was no poster session.
More than 60 persons have attended this event. We hope that it will contribute to the promotion of this technique and to the cross-fertilization of ideas between the research community and the end users.
Finally, the GeoHyper committee would like to thank all the contributing authors and reviewers. We would like to express our gratitude to the ISPRS Geospatial Week without which this event could not have taken place. We hope such event will continue during the 2016-2020 period.