EARSeL 2013 – 8, 9 et 10 avril à Nantes

The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, the Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes and Nantes University welcome you to the 8th EARSeL Imaging Spectrometry Workshop (8 – 10 April 2013) at La Cité Nantes Events Center – Nantes – France.

EARSeL’s Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy is a forum whose aim is to encourage international discussions among specialists working with this innovative Earth Observation technology. The forum was founded by EARSeL at the University of Zurich in 1999, led by RSL, who conducted the first workshop. Since then, five more very successful workshops were held at ITC Enschede, the Netherlands (2001), DLR Herrsching, Germany (2003), the University of Warsaw, Warsaw,  Poland (2005), VITO, Brugge, Belgium (2007), Tel Aviv, Israël (2009) and University of Edinburgh, U.K. (2011). The next workshop will take place in Nantes, France, from April 8th to 10th 2013. We invite you to mark your calendar for this important meeting.

The meeting will cover all themes related to imaging spectroscopy. As several spaceborne missions are scheduled for the near future, this workshop is particularly important and will provide a unique opportunity to discuss recent developments in imaging and related spectroscopic methods for environmental research, learn about recent developments in imaging science and thematic and environmental applications at ground, airborne and spaceborne levels, explore the integration of spatial and temporal coverage afforded by imaging instruments with the high spectral resolution data obtained for every pixel, discuss ground-based spectroscopic techniques, such as field spectroscopy and related hyperspectral sensing methods, learn and discuss how these methods can address key environmental issues and new areas of environmental science.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the meeting is the 17th of December 2012.

Exhibitors and Sponsors: There are a number of opportunities for sponsorship of the meeting and for companies and organizations to exhibit at the meeting. Please contact the conference organizers (veronique.carrere@univ-nantes.fr). Similarly, any groups wishing to propose special sessions for the meeting, please also contact the conference team, please contact Véronique Carrère.

For more information, please visit the website.