2015 Brussels, Belgium; Science Meeting Presentations

December 08 2015

Updated Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary and Action Items


Monday 16 November 2015 (Day 1)

8:30 Registration

Opening Session: Chair: Jean-Christophe Schyns

9:00 Welcome address (Belgian Science Policy Office)

9:10 Meeting Objective – Pierre Defourny, JECAM co-lead

9:20 JECAM network update and report back from GEOGLAM advisors comittee meeting – Ian Jarvis, JECAM co-lead

9:40 GEOGLAM: Status and achievements – Michel Deshayes, GEOGLAM


1st Session: Cross JECAM Sites experiment Chair: Olivier Leo

9:55 JECAM/SIGMA large fields experiment for cropland – Nataliia Kussul

10:15 JECAM/SEN2AGRI cross sites benchmarking for cropland – Sophie Bontemps

10:35 JECAM/SEN2AGRI cross sites benchmarking for crop type – Gérard Dedleu

10:55 Coffee Break


2nd Session: 2015 Highlights from JECAM Sites Chair: Don Ball

11:25 SA di Areco JECAM Site (Argentina) – Diego de Abelleyra, Santiago Veron

11:40 Kyiv JECAM Site Progress (Ukraine) – Nataliia Kussul, Andrii Shelestov

11:55 Free State JECAM Site (South Africa) – Terry Newby

12:10 Shandong JECAM Site (China) – Miao Zhang

12:25 Tari JECAM Site (Taiwan) – Chen-Ru Chen

12:40 Lunch

14:00 Koutiala JECAM Site (Mali) – Pierre Sibiry Traore

14:15 Koutiala JECAM Site (Mali) – Agnès Bégué

14:30 Antsirabe JECAM Site (Madagascar) – Valentine Lebourgeois

14:45 Marrkech JECAM Site (Morocco) – Vincent Simoneaux

14:45 Merguellil JECAM Site (Tunasia) – Bernard Mougenot

15:00 Sud-Midi Pyrenees JECAM Site (France) – Gérard Dedieu

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Hesbaye JECAM Site (Belgium) – Aline Léonard, Cindy Delloye

16:00 Barrax JECAM Site (Spain) – Fernando Carmacho

16:15 São Paulo JECAM Site (Brazil) – Agnès Bégué

16:15 Tocantins JECAM Site (Brazil) – Agnès Bégué

16:30 Asia-Rice experiment: current achievements – Shin-Ichi Sobue (by Skype)

16:30 Demmin JECAM Site (Germany) – B. Fichtelmann

16:45 Standards for in situ LAI and biophysical variables measurements – Fernando Camacho

Discussion towards JECAM guidelines for in situ biophysical measurements

17:30 Open discussion on exhisting JECAM guidelines and expected evolution

18:00 Adjourn


Tuesday 17 November 2015 (Day 2)

3rd Session: CEOS support from Agricultural Monitoring Chair: Benjamin Koetz

9:00 ESA Sentinel-1 and 2 mission status – Benjamin Koetz, ESA

9:20 CEOS Update, JECAM EO data access & NASA/JECAM Cloud based SDMS – Alyssa Whitcraft, Brian Killough, NASA

9:40 The Canadian Space Agency and engagement in support of the JECAM Science objectives – Yves Crevier, CSA

10:00 PROBA-V mission status and achievements – Joost Vandenabeele, Jean-Christophe Schyns, BELSPO

10:20 Pléiades, SPOT4/5 Take 5 & Venus mission – Gérard Dedieu, CNES

10:40 Coffee Break


4th Session: Collaborative Initiatives across JECAM Sites Chair: Yves Crevier

11:10 Data Sharing: JECAM EO and in situ data licenses – Ian Jarvis, Pierre Defourny


11:30 JECAM SAR Cross Sites multi-platform Experiment – Heather McNairn, Pierre Defourny

Discussion on scientific objectives and joint protocols

Update on Cloud Services supporting the 2015 Collections of Radarsat-2 and Sentinet-1 data – Ian Jarvis

12:30 Lunch


5th Session: The Way Forward Chair: Pierre Defourny

13:45 Feedback from GEOGLAM Advisory Committee – Alyssa Whitcraft, Ian Jarvis

14:05 SIGMA current achievement and plans – Sven Gilliams

14:25 SEN2AGRI 2016 demonstration phase – Sophie Bontemps

GeoODK – Xavier Blaes

15:30 Building on the Minimum Datasets Concept

Open discussion about research questions to be addressed

16:00 Forthcoming research activities

  • JECAM/SIGMA small fields experiment
  • JECAM-AGMIP joint experiment opportunities
  • Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 fusion experiment
  • UAV experiences exchange for ‘in situ’ calibration/validation data
  • SIGMA in situ data collection tool
  • JECAM/SEN2AGRI demonstration phase

17:00 Summary, Action Items and Closing Remarks – Ian Jarvis, Pierre Defourny

17:30 End of 2015 JECAM Science Meeting