LPVE 2018:
Land Product Validation and Evolution

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Registration Opens at 08:00, Bus from Frascati to ESRIN 08:00

Day 1: Tuesday, 27 February 2018


09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction ESA
09:15 – 09:30 Workshop Objectives Philippe Goryl, ESA

Session 1: Approaches and Practices for Land Products Validation

Chairs: Ferran Gascon (ESA), Eric Vermote (NASA), Fernando Camacho (EOLAB), Marie Weiss (INRA)

09:30 – 10:00 Keynote: Overview and Status of CEOS Land Product Validation Subgroup Miguel Roman, NASA, USA
10:00 – 10:30 Keynote: Copernicus (Global) Land Service Nadine Gobron, JRC, Italy
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote: Proposition of CEOS LPV Super-Sites for validation of satellite land geo-biophysical products Fernando Camacho, EOLAB, Spain

Guidelines and Protocols for Validation

11:00 – 11:20


11:20 – 11:40 Investigating the different FAPAR definitions of satellite products and ground measurements Marie Weiss, INRA, France
11:40 – 12:00 Matching spatiotemporal observational footprints when validating remote sensing land products with in-situ flux-tower measurements Gregory Duveiller, JRC, Italy
12:00 – 12:20 CEOS LPV Focus Area on Biomass: Above Ground Biomass Validation Protocols and Reference Sites Laura Duncanson, University of Maryland, USA
12:20 – 12:40 A generic Approach for Land Surface Reflectance Validation Eric Vermote, NASA, USA
12:40 – 13:00 Evaluation of albedo products using a high spatial resolution multi-angle imaging unmanned airborne system (MALIBU) and development of CEOS/WGCV/LPV Albedo Protocol Zhuosen Wang, University of Maryland, USA
13:00 – 13:20 New Ways for Thematic Land Cover Validation on Basis of the SIGMA Validation Protocol and QGIS Plug-in Carsten Haub, EFTAS, Germany
13:20 – 14:20 LUNCH

Fiducial Reference Measurements, in-situ and Validation Networks

14:20 – 14:50 Keynote: FRM for land surface parameters: Validation with a Metrology perspective Joanne Nightingale, NPL, UK
14:50 – 15:10 Land ECV inversion algorithm performance assessment in the frame of QA4ECV FP7 project: a model-based approach Christian Lanconelli, JRC, Italy
15:10 – 15:30 Field validation of satellite observations for vegetation dynamics and carbon cycle studies Hongxiao Jin, Lund University, Sweden
15:30 – 15:50 Satellite Soil Moisture validation using the International Soil Moisture Network (ISMN) Wouter Dorigo, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
15:50 – 16:10 Validating FPAR estimates across temporal and spatial scales: lessons from using wireless sensor networks Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, University of Alberta, Canada
16:10 – 16:30 COFFEE BREAK  
16:30 – 16:50 A Hyperspectral Mission for Sentinel-2 Data Product Validation of a Northern Ombrotrophic Bog Raymond Soffer, NRC, Canada
16:50 – 17:10 Opportunities of UAV based sensing for Vegetation Land Product Validation Benjamin Brede, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Discussion and Poster Session

17:10 – 17:40 Discussion 1: Formulate recommendations for future Cal/Val activities Lead by session chairs
17:40 – 19:00 Poster Session and Ice break  

Day 2: Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Session 2: Land Product Evolution and Assessment

Chairs: Steffen Dransfeld (ESA), Thomas Nagler (ENVEO), Darren Ghent (Uni Leicester), Else Swinnen (VITO)

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote: A Global Land Data Assimilation System for Sequential Assimilation of Vegetation Products Jean-Christophe Calvet, MeteoFrance, France

Land Products I: Surface Reflectance, Albedo, Land Cover

09:30 – 09:50 Atmospheric Correction Inter-comparison Exercise (ACIX) Georgia Doxani, Serco, Italy
09:50 – 10:10 Advanced surface/atmosphere characterization with GRASP and transition from coarse to fine spatial resolution retrieval Pavel Lytvynov, Grasp, France
10:10 – 10:30 Comparison of the surface albedo retrieved from SEVIRI and PROBA-V observations with the CISAR algorithm Marta Lufarelli, Rayference, Belgium
10:30 – 10:50 Validation of the Copernicus Global Land Service Dynamic Land Cover product for Africa Nandika Tsendbazar, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
10:50 – 11:10 COFFEE BREAK

Land Products II: LST, Burned Areas, Snow, Inland Water

11:10 – 11:30 Validation of Land Surface Temperature from Sentinel-3 Darren Ghent, University of Leicester, UK
11:30 – 11:50 Heat Flux Estimations from Space: the URBANFLUXES Products Nektarios Chrysoulakis, FORTH, Greece
11:50 – 12:10 Evaluation of options on sample allocation and stratification for validation of global burned area products Marc Padilla, University of Leicester, UK
12:10 – 12:30 SnowPEx - The International Snow Products Intercomparison and Evaluation Exercise Thomas Nagler, ENVEO, Austria
12:30 – 12:50 Assessment of Northern Hemisphere SWE Datasets in the ESA SnowPEx Initiative Karl Luojus, FMI, Finland
12:50 – 13:10 Validation of the Sentinel-3 OLCI Total Column Water Vapour Product Jürgen Fischer, Free University of Berlin, Germany
13:10 – 14:10 LUNCH

Land Products III: Vegetation Parameters

14:10 – 14:30 Sentinel-3 OLCI FAPAR Products and Uncertainties Validation Using Sentinel-2 MSI data Nadine Gobron, JRC, Italy
14:30 – 14:50 Early validation of Sentinel-3 OLCI Global Vegetation Index (OGVI) product Lorena de la Madrid Descalzo, EOLAB, Spain
14:50 – 15:10 Validating the Sentinel-3 Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) Terrestrial Chlorophyll Index (OTCI) over Mediterranean Vegetation Luke Brown, University of Southampton, UK
15:10 – 15:30 TerrA-P: estimation of GPP and NPP from Sentinel-3 data starting from first principles Else Swinnen, VITO, Belgium
15:30 – 15:50 Sentinel 3 Land Aerosol products: Validation Status and comparison between SYNERGY L2 and SLSTR L2 Global aerosol products Claire Henocq, ACRI, France
15:50 – 16:10 COFFEE BREAK
16:10 – 16:30 Phenological Spectral Trends at the Mer Bleue Artic Surrogate Simulation Site: Implementation of Field Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Airborne Multitemporal Datasets to Validate Sentinel-2 Land Products for Northern Peatlands P Arroyo-Mora, NRC, Canada
16:30 – 16:50 Multi-temporal estimations of peatland net ecosystem exchange from airborne and satellite imagery Margaret Kalacska, Mcgill University, Canada
16:50 – 17:10 The SENSAGRI Sentinel-2 LAI green/brown product: algorithm development, validation and mapping Jochem Verrelst, University of Valencia, Spain

Discussion and Poster Session

17:10 – 17:40 Discussion 2: Identify key recommendations for ESA land product algorithm evolution Lead by session chairs
17:40– 19:00 Poster Session & Cocktails  

Day 3: Thursday, 1 March 2018

Session 3: Harmonization and Consistency

Chairs: Susanne Mecklenburg (ESA), Miguel Roman (NASA), Joanne Nightingale (NPL), Ralf Giering (FastOpt)

09:00 – 09:30 Keynote: Reaching new users through the CEOS Analysis Ready Data for Land (CARD4L) Framework Steven Hosford, ESA, Italy
09:30 – 09:50 Quality assessment of the Level-2 Sentinel-2 products through the Harmonized Landsat and Sentinel-2 (HLS) data set Martin Claverie, UCLouvain, Belgium
09:50 – 10:10 Towards achieving continental scale field validation and multi-sensor interoperability of satellite derived surface reflectance in Australia Medhavy Thankappan, Geoscience Australia, Australia
10:10 – 10:30 Validating PCI ARD data with Sen2Cor and LaSRC including BRDF correction and Topographic Normalization. Wolfgang Lück, Pci Geomatics, Canada
10:30 – 10:50 COFFEE BREAK

Harmonization and Consistency for Climate Data: QA4ECV

10:50 – 11:20 Keynote: Essential Climate Variables Compatibility: A framework to Assess Inter-Product Spatial and Time Series Physical Consistency Bernardo Mota, JRC, Italy
11:20 – 11:40 A novel framework to harmonise satellite data series for climate applications Ralf Giering, FastOpt, Germany
11:40 – 12:00 Using the Gamma Index for the Inter-Comparisons: Methodology and Results with Global Land ECVs and Sentinel-2 & Landsat-8 surface reflectance products Fabrizio Cappucci, JRC, Italy
12:00 – 12:20 Production and Validation of Land and sea-ice Albedo ECVs from QA4ECV using in situ tower and NASA-CAR measurements Jan-Peter Muller, University College of London, UK
12:20 – 12:40 Multi-decadal global retrievals of Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Radiation (FAPAR) and effective Leaf Area Index (LAI) from the QA4ECV project Simon Blessing, FastOpt, Germany
12:40 – 13:20 Discussion 3: Identify key recommendations for data harmonisation approaches across sensors Lead by session chairs
13:20 – 14:20 LUNCH

Summary and Wrap up

14:20 – 14:30 Summary from Session 1: Approaches and Practices for Land Products Validation Rapporteurs
14:30 – 14:40 Summary from Session 2: Land Product Evolution and Assessment Rapporteurs
14:40 – 14:50 Summary from Session 3: Harmonization and Consistency across sensors Rapporteurs
14:50 – 16:00 Wrap up Discussion ESA
16:00 End of the Workshop