Sixth Irish EO Symposium 2012
November 1-2, 2012
Hosted by
Department of Spatial Information Sciences
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Bolton Street, Dublin 1
Supported by
DIT and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Thanks to all who contributed to the successfull event. The Six Irish Earth Observation presented A comprehensive representation of Remote Sensing for Earth Observation in Ireland together with keynote presentations setting the international context.

The  TOPICS which were covered are summarised below:

  • GEONETCast a global near real time data dissemination system using a DVB-S based reception mode (without the need for internet connectivity) is an example of appropriate technology, systems and data - enabling development of applications for water and food security, particularly in Africa.
  • The accelerating loss of biodiversity, the degradation of ecosystem services and biological resources and the failure to meet the 2010 biodiversity targets are major societal and scientific challenges, which are addressed by a networking of biodiversity observations and observatories. The integrated use of data derived from these is urgently needed, as identified by the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON).
  • The utilisation of Earth Observation by the Irish Defense Forces
  • An integrated approach to Earth Observation for monitoring land and sea
  • Quickbird and LiDAR data contributing to optimal land cover classification of rural areas
  • Land-cover from hyper-temporal MODIS data
  • Land cover from multi-temporal SAR data
  • Abstract Land Cover Change
  • Change detection in rural boundaries from airborne data
  • Discrimination of Rhododendron ponticum using multi-season SPOT imagery
  • Improving a new global soil moisture product using SAR data
  • Geo-environmental mapping through airborne geophysics and geochemistry sampling
  • Biomass and greenhouse gas inventory for hedgerows using high density return LIDAR
  • Utilising multi-satellite AVHRR data towards Irish contrail-climatology
  • Storm Surge Modelling and Forecasting by enhancing Earth Observation data access and use
  • Oceanographic variables affecting seabird abundance and distribution
  • Coastal Outfall studies
  • Ocean Biogeochemical Products from Satellite Information
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in Earth Observation applications
  • UAS for land surveys
  • UAS for precision agriculture
  • Emerging technologies in Earth Observation

Each presentation and the Book of Abstracts can be accessed here