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Events - 26/09/2018

TRUSTEE session at the ESA’s living planet symposium in Milano (13-17 May 2019) is now open for abstract submission

TRUSTEE project is proud to organize a session at the ESA’s living planet symposium in Milano (13-17 May 2019)! And it is now open for your abstract submission for an oral or poster presentation.

The topic of the session is: Remote sensing for ecosystem modelling: scalability of plant traits, essential biodiversity variables and ecosystem functional properties from the leaf to the ecosystem level (A3.01).

Description:
Understanding and predicting ecosystem functions remains a major challenge in evaluating ecosystem services and biosphere-atmosphere interactions under future environmental scenarios, as current dynamic vegetation models are still not capable of grasping the spatial and temporal variability in ecosystem processes. Remote sensing data at a range of scales from in-situ to Earth Observations can detect essential changes in plant traits, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, providing a method for scaling-up and characterize spatial and temporal variability of these parameters. In this Session, we welcome contributions that make use of remote sensing observations to advance estimates of plant traits, essential biodiversity variables and ecosystem functional properties from varying perspectives using multiple sensors and platforms, never integrated before.

Abstract shall be submitted online to the living planet symposium at lps19.esa.int/abstracts. Deadline: 11 November 2018.

Key information:

• Abstract length shall be at least 300 and maximum 1500 words (corresponding roughly to one A4 page, single spaced).
• The official language of LPS19 is English: abstracts shall be written in English and authors shall be able to present in this language.
• Abstract text shall be inserted in an online form.
• It is not permitted to submit the same abstract to more than one session, or to more than one presentation type (oral or poster). Duplicate submissions will be rejected.
• The submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is actually presented at the meeting by the author or, at least, by one of the co-authors.
• Final decision on acceptance and type of presentation will be taken based on the scientific review of your abstract. There is no guarantee that a request for an oral presentation will be accepted.
• Review criteria used to assess the abstract are:
– Degree of innovation (eg innovative work not already presented elsewhere).
– Technical correctness and validation outcome.
– Relevance of reported results for science, applications or service operationalisation.