OPTIMISE Final Conference

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About the Conference

The COST Action ES1309 OPTIMISE Final Conference will take place on 21-22-23 February 2018 in Sofia (Bulgaria) and is hosted by Rumiana Vatseva from the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The meeting will focus on recent advances on innovative optical tools for proximal sensing of ecophysiological processes carried out within OPTIMISE COST Action and is open to worldwide researchers from the remote sensing, proximal sensing and carbon flux communities.

The Conference Programme will be organised within the following sessions:

  1. Scientific Networking
  2. Spectral data: from collection to databases
  3. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for vegetation monitoring
  4. Reflectance and fluorescence to better understand plant functioning and ecophysiological processes
  5. Vegetation modeling

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Laurie Chisholm (University of Wollongong, Australia); Nicholas Coops (University of British Columbia, Canada); Edoardo Cremonese (Environmental Protection Agency of Aosta Valley, Italy); Kaiyu Guan (University of Illinois, USA); Jose Moreno (University of Valencia, Spain); Timo Vesala (University of Helsinki, Finland); Pablo Zarco-Tejada (European Commission, Joint Research Centre), Stefan Metzger (National Ecological Observatory Network – NEON, USA).

The number of participants will be limited. Participation will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Organising Team (optimise.finalconference@gmail.com) before registering, if you wish to participate.

More information can be found under the following links:
Programme
Important Dates
Abstract Submission
Registration
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Accomodation
Organizing Team