Earth observation for soil protection and restoration
March 6 - March 7
ESA Symposium on Earth observation for soil protection and restoration is a broad call to the international and EU soil community working in the soil science-policy framework to achieve climate neutrality, a clean and circular economy, revert biodiversity loss, safeguard human health, halt desertification, and revert land degradation. This event will include oral presentations (on invitation), discussion rounds and a poster display.
This symposium seeks the following objectives:
- To frame the usability of Earth observation technologies for soil protection and restauration requirements targeted by international and EU related policies, including monitoring, reporting and verification.
- To present and evaluate the WORLDSOILS Soil Organic Carbon Monitoring System for SOC prediction over bare and permanently covered soils, and the lessons learnt from validation case studies.
- To gather evolution requirements of EO based soil monitoring systems and options for sustained operations and business models.
- To prospect ways for a downstream service to support national and European agencies for reporting on soil health/quality and thus, contribute to the Land Degradation Monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 15.3.1.
- To showcase the capacity of satellite remote sensing, alone or combined, for monitoring, validating, reporting or verifying of other specific soil components.
We invite members of the broad soil-stakeholder community to submit their abstract for oral or poster presentation for the follwoing key topics:
- EU Soil policy and Earth Observation: research, industry, and technology
- Monitoring soil parameters: EO as a trustworthy technique
- Soil Organic Carbon Monitoring: data sources, prediction algorithms, handling of uncertainties
- Soil carbon certification to the light of edge technologies and soil business models
- Advanced satellite instrumentation for soil health
- Soil data and methodologies: AI, geo-statistics, spectroscopy, machine learning and other
- Towards a Copernicus soil monitoring service portfolio
- Remote Sensing of soils: validation methods for agro-policies
- Show-casing potential soil carbon removals in various LULC types, in the short and long terms
Abstracts can be submitted here and the deadline is 3 December 2023.
Registration is open here and the deadline to register for the Symposium and the Hackathons is 2 February 2024.
Attendance to the Symposium is only in-person. Online broadcast is not foreseen.
Please note there is no registration fee for attending the Symposium.
Visit the event website https://www.eo4soilprotection.org for more details.