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Another EGU 2012 Session - Digital Landscapes

Posted on Wed, November 30, 2011 by Chris Crosby in Meetings

Via the OpenTopography administered Geoscience Lidar LISTSERV comes this announcement on a 2012 EGU session on Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation and Use to Examine Geomorphic Processes.  The emphasis is on quantitative applications of digital terrain data at all resolutions.

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce GM 2.2 the ‘Digital Landscapes’ session at EGU2012 (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012). Following a successful session last year, we look forward to seeing you at another dynamic, diverse and interesting session.

GM 2.2 Digital Landscapes: Quantitative Interrogation and Use to Examine Geomorphic Processes

This inter-disciplinary session focuses on exciting quantitative uses of digital landscapes (DEM, DTM, DSM or point-cloud) to understand how the Earth’s surface is shaped. Global (e.g. ASTER) to high-resolution (e.g. laser scanning, photogrammetry) data sets are welcomed as we believe developments will come through cross-fertilization of best practice and interesting method of analysis.  Possibilities (e.g. repeat surveys, real-time), problems (e.g. awkward case studies), solutions and interesting geomorphic uses from mass-wasting to volcano formation are encouraged.

A full description of the session can be found at
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9760

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 17 January 2012

All the best

John, Paola, Susan, Paolo and David
(conveners)

p.s - Full session description below

This inter-disciplinary technical session will highlight developments driving innovation in the exciting uses of digital landscapes (DEM, DTM, or DSM) of the Earth, seafloor or planetary terrains. It aims to bring together ‘users’ analysing digital landscapes to exhibit the best methods and computational techniques, cross-fertilize best practice, and illustrate what can be achieved and what challenges remain. Possibilities (e.g. innovations), problems (e.g. awkward case studies), solutions and interesting geomorphic uses are encouraged.

We believe that objective, robust and reproducible quantitative methods underpin our ability to unlock the potential wealth of new insights into geomorphic processes recorded in DEMs.

Much interest is expected in high-resolution DEMs, but any data source (e.g. laser scanning, SAR, photogrammetry, satellite-derived) is welcome. Fusion between topographic data and other measurements is in scope.

In geomorphic processes we include both natural processes and those creating a human fingerprint in the landscape. Features identified or parameterised could include volcanoes, craters, gullies, fault scarps, drumlins, or those reflecting anthropogenic disturbances such as deforestation, new urban areas, or land-use change. Natural processes constrained could range from mass-wasting to volcano formation, and from flooding to sedimentary deposition.

We encourage early stage researchers to present their studies

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Dr John Hillier
Lecturer - Physical Geography
Loughborough University
01509 223727

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EGU 2012 Session - Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences

Posted on Wed, November 16, 2011 by Chris Crosby in Meetings

The 2012 European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna will feature a session on lidar - Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences.  The session announcement is below and abstract submission is open.

OpenTopography will be featured as the invited talk in the session.

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to draw your kind attention to our EGU2012 (Vienna, 22-27 April 2012) session:

=> ESSI1.6 Laser Scanning: 3D Spatial Data, Analysis, and Infrastructures in Geosciences

(co-listed in GI3 - Earth surface investigation methods and GM2 - Concepts, Techniques and Methods in Geomorphology)

This session brings together researchers aiming at increasing the availability, understanding, and use of 3D spatial data (e.g. 3D laser point cloud) and services to support research in the geosciences. This includes studies on 3D data acquisition, management, analysis and visualization in a broader GeoWeb and SDI context. In particular, case studies and applications for the investigation of Earth surface processes and landforms using 3D data are invited. We particularly encourage early stage researchers to present their studies.

Selected contributions will be invited for publication in a special journal issue.

Furthermore, collaborative GeoWeb case studies using laser scanning data shall be identified in order to initiate an Open Laser Data and Analysis Project.

- Invited Talk: “OpenTopography” by Chaitan Baru, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego

- Detailed Session Description: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9660

- Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 17 January 2012

To submit an abstract you are kindly asked to go to: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9660

Kind regards,

Bernhard Hoefle, Norbert Pfeifer, Balazs Szekely and Alexander Zipf (conveners)

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