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Vegetation characterisation and monitoring by using remote sensing

Vegetation-characterisation-and-monitoring-by-using-remote-sensing Development of algorithms for estimating vegetation parameters (Leaf Area Index, surface albedo) by using Earth Observation passive and active data and canopy radiation transfer simplified models.

Activity start 2002
Publications - Vuolo F., Neugebauer N., Bolognesi S.F., Atzberger C., D'Urso G., 2013. Estimation of Leaf Area Index Using DEIMOS-1 Data: Application and Transferability of a Semi-Empirical Relationship between two Agricultural Areas. Remote Sensing, Vol.5 (3): 1274-1291; DOI: 10.3390/rs5031274 (Q2)
- Capodici F., D'Urso G., Maltese A., 2013. Investigating the Relationship between X-Band SAR Data from COSMO-SkyMed Satellite and NDVI for LAI Detection. Remote Sensing, Vol.5 (3): 1389-1404; http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs5031389 (Q2)
- Richter K., Hank T.B., Vuolo F., Mauser W., D’Urso G., 2012. Optimal exploitation of the Sentinel-2 spectral capabilities for crop Leaf Area Index mapping. Remote Sens. 2012, 4, 561-582; doi:10.3390/rs4030561 (Q2)
- Richter K., Atzberger C., Vuolo F., D’Urso G., 2011. Evaluation of Sentinel-2 spectral sampling for radiative transfer model based LAI estimation of wheat, sugar beet, and maize. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing; 4 (2): 458-464; 10.1109/JSTARS.2010.2091492 (Q2)
- Richter K., Atzberger C., Vuolo F., Weihs P., D’Urso G., 2009. Experimental assessment of the Sentinel-2 band setting for RTM-based LAI retrieval of sugar beet and maize. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol.35, No.3, ISSN 1712-7971 (Q2)
- D’Urso G., Richter K., Calera A., Osann M.A., Escadafal R., Garatuza-Pajan J., Hanich L., Perdigão A., Tapia J.B., Vuolo F., 2010. Earth Observation products for operational irrigation management in the context of the PLEIADeS project. Agricultural Water Management,  Elsevier, (98): 271–282; doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.08.020 (Q1)
- Vuolo F., Dini L., D’Urso G., 2008. Retrieval of Leaf Area Index from CHRIS/PROBA data: an analysis of the directional and spectral information content. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29:17, 5063-5072 (Q2)
Permanent staff Guido D'Urso (PO; 07/C1), Mario Palladino (RU; 07/C1)
Temporary or external staff Falanga Bolognesi S., dottorando, Vuolo F., dottorato, Boku Univ., Wien (A), De Michele C., Richter K., borsista
Collaborations  
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Projects - 2013- Responsabile U.O. Progetto di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale (PRIN) finanziamento M.I.U.R., Bando 2010, “Caratterizzazione dei processi eco-idrologici nei paesaggi agrari tradizionali. Characterisation of eco-hydrological processes in traditional agricultural landscapes.” - Coordinatore: Giuseppe Barbera, Università di Palermo
- 2010-2012 Responsabile U.O. Progetto Agenzia Spaziale Italiana “Use of COSMO-SkyMed SAR data for LANDcover classification and surface parameters retrieval over agricultural sites” (COSMOLAND), Capofila CNR-ISSIA, accordo n. I/051/09/0
- 2002-2004 Responsabile U.O. Progetto di Ricerca finanziato dall’Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Bando Ricerca Fondamentale 2001; Contr. ASI I/R/167/01) su “Soil moisture mapping and data assimilation from ASAR imagery for catchments and river basins in Sardinia“; Coord. Prof. M. Mancini
Recognitions and awards Componente del Comitato Scientifico del 6th Inter-Regional Conference on Environment-Water  “Land and Water Use Planning and Management”, Albacete, Spain, September 3-5, 2003
Scientific events Organizzazione presso il Centro Congressi Partenope dell’Università di Napoli Federico II dell’International Conference “Earth Observation for vegetation monitoring and water management”, sotto l’egida dell’Agenzia Spaziale Europea, dell’European Assiation of Agricultural Engineering (EurAgEng) e dell’Associazione Italiana Ingegneria Agraria (AIIA), (http://www.agraria.unina.it/CONGRESS/EOnapoli2005/) 9-10 novembre 2005
Technology and know-how transfers La tecnologia sviluppata nell'ambito di questa tematica ha contribuito al lancio dello SPIN-OFF ARIESPACE s.r.l.  (gennaio 2006) tuttora attivo (www.ariespace.com)
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