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VEGETATION2000 conference :

Lake Maggiore - Italy, 3-6 April 2000

SUMMARIES and PAPERS

PLENARY SESSIONS

In this page the presentations are provided in chronological order as given during the conference.

the correct reference for the proceedings is as follows: <authors>, 2001, <title>.Proceedings of the VEGETATION 2000 conference, Belgirate-Italy, 3-6 April 2000 , Saint G. Ed, CNES - Toulouse &  JRC - Ispra.

A CD ROM including all papers can be requested at the secretariat of the International Users Committee

FOREWORD JP Malingreau (Chairman of the VEGETATION International Users Committee)
VEGETATION standard pre-processing functions X Passot (Integrated Project Team)
Product quality performance (radiometry) P Henry (CNES)
Product quality performance (geometry) S Sylvander (CNES)
Production entity D Van Speybroek (VITO)
Distribution entity S Moreau (SPOT Image)

Session 1 - Chairman : SI Rasool

Utilization of VEGETATION to extract effective Surface Parameters
Jiaguo Qi,

Estimation of land surface albedo and vegetation biophysical properties using SPOT-4 VGT and semi-empirical BRDF models.
M. J. Barnsley, T. L. Quaife, P. D. Hobson and J. Shaw,

VEGETATION/SPOT for Northern Applications: Assessment of Utility and Examples of Products
Jing Chen and Josef Cihlar

Validation of neural network techniques to estimate canopy biophysical variables from VEGETATION data
M.Weiss , F.Baret, M.Leroy, O.Hautecoeur, L.Prévot, and N.Bruguier

Session 2 - Chairman : SI Rasool

Estimation of Net Primary and Net Ecosystem Productivity of European terrestrial ecosystems by means of the C-Fix model and NOAA/AVHRR data.
Frank Veroustraete and Hendrik Sabbe

Monitoring North American Grasslands Dynamics with VEGETATION
David J. Meyer

Multitemporal analysis of the VEGETATION data for landcover assessment and monitoring in Indochina.
Chandra Giri & Surendra Shrestha

The Suitability of VEGETATION for Mediterranean Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring
W. Mehl, P. Strobl, S. Sommer, H. Bohbot

Session 3 - Chairman : R Klersy

Monitoring of forest ecosystems at regional scale using VEGETATION daily-data : First results on the Landes maritime pine forest (SW France)
Jean-Pierre Lagouarde,Dominique Guyon, Benoît Duchemin

The potential contribution of SPOT 4/VEGETATION data for mapping Siberian forest cover at the continental scale
S. Bartalev, F. Achard, D. Erchov and V. Gond

Fire Scar Detection in the Canadian Boreal Forest
Plummer, S.E., Gerard, F.F. and Wyatt, B.K.

Monitoring Boreal Forest Resources in Northern Europe from the VEGETATION instrument
Jean-Luc Widlowski, Bernard Pinty, Nadine Gobron, Michel M. Verstraete

Session 4 - Chairman : R Klersy

SPATEM: The analysis of annual sequences of VEGETATION data at the landscape scale.
Agustin Lobo and Nicolau Pineda

VEGETATION/SPOT4 applications for macro-regional landscape mapping
Lioubimtseva E.

Fire patches in natural vegetation in southern Africa
Swinnen E., Verwimp R., Gulinck H.

Application of SPOT 4-VEGETATION data for mapping the forest-cover of Madagascar
Mayaux Philippe, Gond Valéry and Bartholomé Etienne

Modeling directional reflectance in rugged terrain using VEGETATION products
Lihong Su, Xiaowen Li, Jindi Wang

Session 5 - Chairman : S Dech

STEM-VGT : Satellite measurements and terrestrial ecosystem modelling using VEGETATION instrument
G. DEDIEU (LERTS/ CESBIO Toulouse France)

Intermediate Scale Approach for Estimating Vegetation Canopy Leaf Area Index using SPOT4/VGT Spectral Bands.
F. Cipriani, E. Cubero-Castan

A new vegetation map of Central Africa
Herman Eerens, Bart Deronde & Jan Van Rensbergen

Sub-pixel mapping of Sahelian wetlands using multi-temporal SPOT-VEGETATION images
Jan Verhoeye, Robert De Wulf

Estimation of surface variables at the sub-pixel level for use as input to climate and hydrological models
Jean-Pierre Fortin,Monique Bernier , Ali El Battay, Yves Gauthier and Richard Turcotte

Session 6 - Chairman : S Dech

Integration of VEGETATION and HRVIR data into yield estimation approach.
André HUSSON

Interest of MIR data from VEGETATION for the monitoring of climatic phenomena impact on crops, a case study
Thierry Fourty

VEGETATION contribution to the desert locust habitat monitoring
Cherlet Michael, Mathoux Pierre, Bartholomé Etienne and Defourny Pierre

Mediterranean habitats: a multi-variate analysis of VEGETATION data.
Agustín Lobo, Jordi Carreras and Josep-Maria Ninot

Session 7 - Chairman : M Rosengren

Sensivity Analysis of Compositing Strategies : Modelling and Experimental Investigations
de Wasseige Carlos, Lissens Gil, Vancutsem Christelle, Veroustraete Frank and Defourny Pierre

Development of a spectral index optimized for the VEGETATION Instrument
Nadine Gobron, Bernard Pinty, Michel M. Verstraete, Jean-Luc Widlowski

MC-FUME: A new method for compositing individual reflective channels
Gil Lissens, Els Brems and Frank Veroustraete

Improving access to VEGETATION data: some results of on-going experiments
E. Bartholom&eacute, V. Gond, S. Morimondi

SPACE-VEGETATION SOFTWARE : A software for pre-processing VEGETATION L-Band Data
César CARMONA-MORENO

Session 8 - Chairmen : P Henry, F Snijders, JP Malingreau

Detection of Clouds and Cloud-Shadows for VEGETATION images
Pieter KEMPENEERS, Gilbert LISSENS, Freddy FIERENS, Jan VAN RENSBERGEN

NEW ALGORITHMIC CONCEPT FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND DIRECTIONAL CORRECTION OF THE SURFACE REFLECTANCES
P. MAISONGRANDE

Session 9 - Chairman : B Seguin

European Forest Mapping using VEGETATION data
Hervé Jeanjean,

Mapping and monitoring small ponds in dryland with the VEGETATION instrument – application to West Africa
V. Gond, E. Bartholom&eacute, F. Ouattara, A. Nonguierma<

Detection and mapping of burnt areas and active fires in tropical woodland ecosystems with the VEGETATION sensor: the SMOKO-FRACTAL case study over Northern Australia
D. Stroppiana, M. Maggi, J-M. Pereira, D. Graetz, J-M. Grégoire, J.

DISTURBED ECOSYSTEMS DYNAMICS IN THE ARAL SEA REGION BY REMOTE SENSING AND GIS METHODS.
R. Ressl, A. Ptichnikov, G. Kapustin, P. Reimov, D. Forstman.

Session 10 - Chairman : B Seguin

Crop Growth Monitoring with Coupling of AVHRR and VEGETATION
Wu Bingfeng

Use of medium-resolution imagery in the Belgian Crop Growth Monitoring System (B-CGMS)
K. Wouters, H. Eerens, D. Dehem, B. Tychon, D. Buffet & B. Oger

Combined use of VEGETATION and RADARSAT data for updating snowpack cover and water equivalent in the HYDROTEL hydrological forecasting model
Monique Bernier, Jean-Pierre Fortin, Yves Gauthier, Richard Turcotte and Ali El Battay

Antarctic snow characteristics from POLDER and VEGETATION data
Michel FILY, Olivier MANSE, Jean-Pierre BENOIST

Session 11 - Chairman : JP Malingreau

Applications of VEGETATION data to resource management in arid and semi-arid rangelands
Bégué (CIRAD),G. Chehbouni (IRD), R. Escadafal (IRD), B. Mougenot (IRD), A. Royer(AGRHYMET)

VEGETATION potentialities in food early warning systems in the Sahelian region
TYCHON Bernard , OZER Pierre and TOURE Souleymane

Incorporating the use of VEGETATION data in FAO’s programmes
F.L. Snijders

The contribution of VEGETATION/ SPOT 4 products to Remote Sensing Applications for Food Security, Early Warning and Environmental Monitoring in the IGAD sub-region.
Guy PIERRE SCOT

The Millennium Land Cover Assessment initiative
S. Belward

POSTER SESSIONS

Monitoring natural disasters and "hot spots" of land-cover change with SPOT VEGETATION data to assess regions at risk and vulnerability
Prof. E. F. Lambin, Dr. I. Reginster & F. Lupo Sartor

Improved atmospheric corrections and data compositing methods for surface reflectance retrieval
Ph. Maisongrande, B. Duchemin, M. Leroy (P.I.), G. Dedieu, J.L. Roujean, B. Berthelot, Ch. Dubegny , R. Lacaze

VALIDATION OF BIOPHYSICAL PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM LARGE SWATH SENSORS FOR GLOBAL BIOSPHERE MONITORING
F. Baret

Continental-scale mapping and monitoring of agriculture in China: using VEGETATION sensor data from SPOT 4.
X. Xiao, C. Li, S. Frolking, B. Moore III, B. Salas, and S. Boles.

INTERCOMPARISON OF DEKADAL VEGETATION INDEX FROM NOAA/AVHRR AND SPOT4/VEGETATION OVER THE IGAD REGION
T. Bennouna and P. Bicheron

Vegetation Action & Demonstration Plan for desertification monitoring in China
Christian CREPEAU SCOT

Vegetation Action & Demonstration Plan for dry grassland monitoring in Senegal
Christian CREPEAU SCOT

Classifying land cover types with VEGETATION data in dryland: A case study in Burkina Faso
V. Gond, E. Bartholomé

APPLICATION OF VEGETATION DATA FOR FOOD SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT MONITORING IN SAHEL
A Nonguierma, A Royer

Sub-pixel characterization of land cover at the global scale using SPOT-VEGETATION imagery
Else Swinnen, Frank Canters & Herman Eerens

VEGETATION data for monitoring woody vegetation in landscape frameworks
Hubert Gulinck and Tim Wagendorp

VEGETATION data for regional forest cover mapping of Southeast Asia
H-J Stibig, R. Beuchle, V. Gond

An evaluation of SPOT-VEGETATION, for land cover mapping and the evaluation of forest resources, I: Mato Grosso, Brasil.
Jones, S. D. Eva, H. D.,

BRDF correction in SPOT 4/VEGETATION ten-days composite imagery for mapping of boreal forest
D. Erchov, S. Bartalev, M. Deshayes, J. R. Dymond

Detecting active fires with the VEGETATION instrument
V. Gond, M. Maggi, P. Henry, J.-M. Grégoire, E. Bartholomé

Drawbacks and advantages of the VEGETATION and AVHRR instruments for burnt area detection in Northern Australia.
D. Stroppiana, M. Maggi, D. Graetz, S. Campbell, I. Balzer, J-M. Grégoire and J.M.C Pereira.

A Large Forest Fire in the Mediterranean region as seen by VEGETATION
Agustin Lobo and Nicolau Pineda

An ICT-based course in Earth Observation with emphasis on VGT-data
Rombout Verwimp, Ann Willekens, Jos Van Orshoven and Jan Elen