We would like to invite you to attend the upcoming workshop
“From Photosystems to Ecosystems” in Potsdam/Berlin, Germany, 24 – 26 Oct 2017:
The workshop will deliver keynotes of some of the most outstanding scholars in the field, combined with demonstration and hands on sessions of the latest measurement techniques. This event is designed to bridge research efforts and measurement techniques at all scales, from leaf to tower, to satellite based research. We will have a poster session for participants to present and discuss their own work with the community. The social program will include a dinner cruise down the Havel River, providing great networking opportunities.
Already confirmed keynote speakers (more to come!) can be found here:
http://www.potsdam-flux- workshop.eu/programme/keynote_ speakers.html
Space is limited, register here:
We look forward to seeing you in Potsdam!
Torsten Sachs, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Christian Wille, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Frank Griessbaum, LI-COR Biosciences GmbH, Germany
OPTIMISE Ecosystem Metadata Workshop – Luxemburgh Institute of Science & Technology
25th & 26th September 2017
Link to page for further details: http://optimise.dcs.aber.ac.uk/workshops-meetings/optimise-ecosystem-metadata-workshop-luxemburgh-25-26th-september-2017/
This COST Action brings together scientists working within the 3 areas above: Spectral Information Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hyper-Spectroscopy, and Reflectance & Fluorescence. We will achieve this through the funding of conferences, workshops and individual Short-Term Scientific Missions.
OPTIMISE builds on the work done in previous international initiatives (SPECNET, BIOSPEC and COST Action ES0903), which explored the use of proximal optical sensing of ecosystems, where carbon and water vapour flux are estimated by eddy covariance techniques.
The recent advances in UAV platforms and optical sensors provide unprecedented opportunities for high spatial, spectral and multi-angular near-ground Earth observations.
Important progress is also being made in remote sensing of steady-state fluorescence, the most direct proxy for photosynthesis. The FLuorescence EXplorer (FLEX) mission, selected for further studies, will also benefit as this Action will support FLEX validation and calibrations campaigns.