SPATIAL SCALING CHALLENGE
The SPATIAL SCALING CHALLENGE is an open exercise where the participants are challenged to down-scale or retrieve relevant biophysical and plant physiological variables (e.g., leaf chlorophyll content, leaf area index, maximal carboxylation rate, non-photochemical quenching) from hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy data of a single scene provided to the participant.
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Dr MaPilar Cendrero-Mateo (leader), University of Valencia, Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org
MªPilar is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Laboratory of Earth Observation (University of Valencia). Her research is focused on translating biophysic al traits of plants towards the emission of chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance vegetation indices. It includes experiments from the growth chamber to the greenhouse towards whole agricultural fields.
Dr Javier Pacheco-Labrador (vice-leader), Max-Planck-Institute, Jena, Germany, email@example.com
Javier's research focuses on the use of hyperspectral optical proximal and remote sensing data, and thermal information to estimate biophysical and functional parameter of vegetation combining radiative transfer and photosynthesis models. He is interested in scaling issues from leaf to canopy, and the assimilation of observations of different variables at different scales in time and space. He also focuses on proximal sensing of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, spanning from the adequate acquisition of spectro-radiometric measurements to the scaling and interpretation of the signal.
Dr Shari Van Wittenberghe, (vice-leader), University of Valencia, Image Processing Laboratory (IPL), Spain, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shari Van Wittenberghe (PhD in Bioscience Engineering) is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Laboratory of Earth Observation (University of Valencia). Her research focuses on the hyperspectral monitoring of the dynamics in absorbed photosynthetic radiation (APAR) at the leaf level and how these dynamics are related to the controlled energy dissipation by the photosynthetic antenna. By working under both controlled and field conditions with current high spectral resolution sensors, the goal is to further improve the monitoring of the photosynthetic light reactions leading to carbon sequestration from remote VIS–NIR hyperspectral observations.