The Remote Sensing Group of WSL established a lecture series on current topics in the field of remote sensing, which has met with a very positive response in science and practice. Lecturers give insights into current projects at WSL, complemented by internationally renowned scientists. The lectures are hold as a webinar in a yearly interval. Besides latest developments in remote sensing techniques and sensors, special focus is laid on their usability and relevance for practice. In each lecture at least one presentation is given about the latest (freely available) application tools for the current topic.
The webinar strengthens the network and collaboration between the remote sensing group at WSL and other institutions in Switzerland and abroad. If provided by the presenters, the presentations can be downloaded from the website.
Next lecture: Point clouds for forest applications
Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 8:45-12:00 AM CET
Topics of previous lectures incorporated
Responsibility and contact
Dr. Lars Waser
+41 44 739 22 92
PD Dr. Andrea Manconi
+41 81 417 02 11
Don’t want to miss upcoming remote sensing lectures?
-> Send an e-mail to lars.waser(at)wsl.ch to be added to the list.
Remote sensing of forest disturbances (11 May 2022)
Forest disturbances are manifold and ubiquitous. In this webinar we will have four in-house and four external presentations from renowned institutes covering a broad range of forest disturbances such as windthrows, droughts, pathogens, insects and fires using cutting-edge remote sensing techniques. Besides latest research outcomes at different spatial and temporal scales, deeper insight into GEE for mapping disturbances will be given.
Presentations for download
Welcome note, overview disturbances at WSL
(pdf, 3 MB)
Lars Waser, Remote sensing group, WSL
Bark beetle damage detection in Bavaria
(pdf, 5 MB)
Christoph Straub, LWF Freising, Germany
Large-scale early-wilting response of Central European forests to the 2018 extreme drought
(pdf, 5 MB)
Philipp Brun, Dynamic macroecology group, WSL
The drought of 2018 and its effects on bark beetle outbreaks in Swiss forests
(pdf, 8 MB)
Achilleas Psomas, Remote sensing group, WSL
Overview, Big data
(pdf, 477 KB)
Gherardo Chirici, University of Florence
Storm damages "Vaia" using multi-remote sensing data
(pdf, 3 MB)
Francesca Giannetti, University of Florence
GEE for large-area disturbance mapping
(pdf, 5 MB)
Saverio Francini, University of Florence
Rapid Sentinel-1-based detection of windthrows - first results of the FNEWs project
(pdf, 4 MB)
Marius Rüetschi, Remote sensing group, WSL
From pixels to events: identifying storms and fires from satellite-based disturbance maps
(pdf, 18 MB)
Cornelius Senf, TUM, Freising
Potential of multispectral Sentinel-2 images for land monitoring (2 June 2021)
Nowadays, Sentinel-2 images are frequently used in all kind of environmental fields, e.g. for applications in forests, urban areas, grasslands and land-use intensity using cutting-edge remote sensing techniques. We will also gain deeper insight into the FORCE software to derive Sentinel-2 data.
Light regimes in forests (18 November 2020)
A webinar covering the full range of new and traditional remote sensing techniques to measure forest structure, innovative methods and models to predict light availability within forests, and exciting applications of light regime data in forest ecology and hydrology.
Application of unmanned aerial systems (15 November 2018)
Five WSL/SLF presenters demonstrated how UAS are applied for a wide range of applications from ecology over management of natural hazards to snow hydrology. We also invited five external presenters who showed us their UAS applications.