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Landsat-8 and the upcoming Sentinels, together with an increasing number of free-access EO data archives open up new possibilites for space-based analysis of land use and land cover chance. This first joint workshop of the EARSeL SIG LULC and NASA's LCLUC Science Team focuses on the new frontiers in remote sensing analyses that result from these new possibilities. The workshop is organized along four themes:
- New sensors and emerging opportunities for land use and land cover monitoring: Land use and land cover monitoring is facing a new era with Landsat-8 and the upcoming Sentinels. At the same time planned space-borne hyperspectrals sensors (e.g., ENMAP) or LiDAR missions are coming closer to being realized. This session will offer space for presentations on recent and future missions including their associated data policies, formats, standard products, and will highlight emerging opportunities for LUCC mapping.
- Advances in Land-Cover and Land-Use Science using Earth Observations: Earth observations provide the means to undertake spatially explicit analysis of land cover and land cover/land use change and are advancing land use science. This session provides examples of recent land use studies that incorporate remotely sensed data.
- Mining the archives: better use of existing data for long-term LUCC studies: This session will highlight the opportunities and challenges for making better use of existing image archives, including topics such as mass-processing, automated image analyses, compositing, time series analysis and sensor inter-calibration for LUCC applications.
- Frontiers in Remote Sensing of Land Cover and Land Use: New sensing systems, data products and methods allow the development of new science. The science and policy agendas concerning land cover and land use are also evolving. Scientists are developing innovative ways to address pressing questions of land use science. In this session we focus on new frontiers in remote sensing of land cover and land use change.