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EARSeL SIG Land Use 2009

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the 3rd Workshop of the
EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover

was held 25 - 27 November 2009, Bonn, Germany



  • Land use and land cover (LULC) mapping
  • Land use cover change (LUCC)
  • Land degradation & desertification
  • Ecological aspects of LULC/LUCC
  • Integration of LULC products into modelling
  • Accuracy, quality and scale aspects
  • Multi-sensor approaches
  • Applications with new sensor systems
  • Pre-processing requirements & standards

Scientific Committee

  • Matthias Braun, Univ. Bonn (GER)
  • George Büttner, FÖMI (HUN)
  • Mario Caetano, IGP (POR)
  • Jan Clevers, Univ. Wageningen (NED)
  • Andreas Littkopf, ETC/LUSI, Univ. Barcelona (ESP)
  • André Marcal, Porto Univ. (POR)
  • Patrick Hostert, HU Berlin (GER)
  • Steffen Kuntz, Infoterra (GER)
  • Gunter Menz, Bonn Univ. (GER)
  • Chris Steenmans, EEA (EU)



Land use and land cover have been one of the first and main products from remote sensing data. Its dynamics are strongly influenced by socio-economic factors and political decisions, generating a need for adequate mapping and monitoring tools. As a consequence, robust and sophisticated analysis methods are required for accurate information extraction and fast and efficient data analysis adopted to the rapid advances in image and sensor technologies. Furthermore, multi-temporal and multi-sensor approaches are becoming more and more important not only for change detection but also for more detailed classification approaches. The EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover (SIG LULC) aims to bundle methodological and application-oriented research activities in this thematic field. The workshops shall form a platform for scientific exchange and discussion on a variety of related topics.



The EAESeL SIG is actively involved in the EU FP7 geoland2 GMES project. EARSeL is responsibel for the organisation and coordination of Science Platform within the consortium.


Workshops & Conference Sessions

The Special Interest Group (SIG) organizes regular workshops on a bi-annual basis. The workshops are organized with oral and poster presentations with room for discussions. Additional sessions on the SIG topics are proposed within the annual EARSeL symposium.

SIG Land Use and Land Cover Workshops have been held in:



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