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Topics Webinar | EO&GEO Series: Drones in Geographical Applications

9 Feb 2023, 16:00 (CET)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs Geographical Applications, Remote Sensing, UAVs Environmental Applications, New Applications for UAVs, Landslide Detection, Vegetation Monitoring, Drones, 3D Digital Technology
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Topics Webinar

EO&GEO Series: Drones in Geographical Applications

Ultra-high spatial resolution imagery from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), coupled with the latest advances in image processing algorithms, has led to emerging opportunities for researches from environmental sciences research... As such, drones are allowing new applications and niche markets to be defined through new sensors and developments in communications and increased real-time autonomous response capability. Building on this ecosystem developed by UAVs, this Webinar aims at providing a platform that will accommodate the latest research and application results related to the use of drones in a wide range of environmental and geographical applications. Thus, we have invited experts in different research fields demonstrating the use of drone technology presenting the state-of-the-art findings, and applications as well as providing insights into the future of drone technology.

Date: 9 February 2023

Time: 4:00 pm CET | 10:00 am EST | 11:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 825 4931 5700

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Department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Dr. George P. Petropoulos (PhD, King’s College London UK) is an Assistant Professor in Geoinformatics at the department of Geography, Harokopio University of Athens Greece. His research is focusing on the exploitation of technologically advanced EO sensors and synergistic multi-sensor EO modelling & GIS geospatial techniques for obtaining spatiotemporal estimates of key state variables characterising land surface processes. He is author/co-author so far of +110 peer-reviewed journal articles, +30 book chapters, and editor/co-editor of 6 books published by Elsevier and Taylor & Francis. He has developed so far fruitful collaborations with key scientists in his area of specialisation globally, and his research & teaching work so far has received international recognition via several significant awards he has obtained.

Invited Speakers

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Salvatore Manfreda is Full Professor of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Constructions at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II. He started his career as research associate at Princeton University in the period 2004-2005. He has been researcher and assistant professor at University of Basilicata in the period 2006-2019. He has been appointed as visiting professor at the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies al Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) from 2008 up to 2010. His research activities focus on distributed hydrological modelling, flood risk assessment, stochastic processes in hydrology, river monitoring and UAS-based monitoring. He has been the Chair of the COST Action HARMONIOUS – “Harmonization of UAS techniques for agricultural and natural ecosystems monitoring”. His research activities lead to more than 120 publications on peer reviewed journals, book chapters and proceedings. Among others, he edited the book “Unmanned Aerial Systems for Monitoring Soil, Vegetation, and River Systems” by Elsevier. He is currently in the editorial board of Ecohydrology, Hydrology, Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UASs and UAVs), and Drones.

Remote sensing laboratory, Institute of environment and sustainable development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Dr. Prashant is working at IESD, Banaras Hindu University as Senior Assistant Professor and worked with Hydrological Sciences, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on SMAP satellite soil moisture retrieval algorithm development, instrumentation and simulation for various applications. He received his PhD degree from Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. The doctoral dissertation primarily focuses on the use of optical and microwave satellite (SMOS) synergy with Weather Research and Forecasting for terrestrial applications. Prashant was the recipient of several awards such as NASA Fellowship; USA; University of Maryland Fellowship, USA; Commonwealth Fellowship, U.K.; Early Career Research Award (ECRA, DST, India), CSIR as well as UGC fellowships. He is leading number of projects funded from reputed agencies in India as well as world. He is also a collaborator with NASA JPL on SMAP soil moisture calibration and validation as well as Scatsat-1, NISAR, AVIRIS-NG missions of India. Prashant has made 180+ publications in peer-reviewed journals and published 09 books with reputed publishing house such as Springer, Taylor and Francis, AGU-Wiley and Elsevier and several book chapters with good citation index. He has presented his work in several conferences and workshop and acting as convener for last few years in EGU, Hydroinformatics (HIC) and other conferences. He is also acting as Regional Editor Asia-Geocarto International, Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology, Water Resources Management, Frontiers Remote Sensing, Associate Editor of Remote Sensing (MDPI), Associate Editor of Environment, Development and Sustainability and several others.

Faculty of Geography, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Ionuț Șandric is an Associated Professor at University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography. He is an experienced scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in GIS Application, Uncertainty Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Earth Observation, Python Programming and Spatial Modeling. He’s research is focused on natural hazards monitoring and modelling, using artificial intelligence, drone, and satellite imagery.

ALTUS LSA Commercial & Manufacturing S.A., Athens, Greece

Alexander Ioakeimidis is the Sales Manager of ALTUS LSA, a company with extensive capabilities on turnkey unmanned solutions. He is an experience computer science engineer with demonstrated history of working in software development projects. The professional skillset spans through the following sectors: Software development, Cyber Security, Penetration testing, Computer Assisted Military exercises, Modelling and Simulation.

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Time in CET

Dr. George P. Petropoulos

Chair Introduction

4:00 - 4:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Manfreda

Unmanned Aerial Systems for Monitoring Soil, Vegetation, and Riverine Environments

4:10 - 4:30 pm


4:30 - 4:35 pm

Dr. Prashant K. Srivastava

Role of UAV in Precision Agriculture: Exploring the Capabilities Through Case Studies

4:35 - 4:55 pm


4:55 - 5:00 pm

Dr. Ionut Sandric

Mapping Landslide Features from High-Resolution Drone Imagery

5:00 - 5:20 pm


5:20 - 5:25 pm

Mr. Alexander Ioakeimidis

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for ISR, Search and Rescue, Defense and Cargo Transfer missions

5:25 - 5:45 pm


5:45 - 5:50 pm

Closing of Webinar

Chair Dr. George P. Petropoulos

5:50 - 6:00 pm

Relevant SIs

Urban Features Extraction from UAV Remote Sensing Data and Images
Guest Editors: Dr. Kate Saenko, Dr. Kimhung Pho & Prof. Dr. Jie Yuan
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023

Drones for Natural Hazards
Guest Editors: Dr. Vasil Yordanov, Dr. Luigi Barazzetti & Prof. Dr. Maria Antonia Brovelli
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023

UAV Applications for Forest Management: Wood Volume, Biomass, Mapping II
Guest Editors: Dr. Mauro Maesano and Dr. Federico Valerio Moresi
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

Applications of UAV Based on Artificial Intelligence in Natural Disaster Management and Relief
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Tamás Szirányi, Dr. Andras Majdik & Dr. Young-Joo Kwak
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023

Monitoring Soil Properties Based on Remote Sensing
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Elsayed Said Mohamed and Dr. Zakry Fitri bin Ab Aziz
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 April 2023

Landslide and Natural Hazard Monitoring
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Domenico Calcaterra, Prof. Dr. Diego Di Martire, Dr. Luigi Guerriero & Prof. Dr. Roberto Tomás
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023

Relevant Topic

Advances in Earth Observation and Geosciences
Abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2023

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