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  1. Digital Earth

    Digital Earth is a concept of an interactive digital replica of the entire planet that can facilitate a shared understanding of the multiple relationships between the physical and natural environments and society. To do so, it needs to be accessible globa ...

    30 April 2014

  2. A pan-European River and Catchment Database

    Digital data on river networks, lakes and drainage basins (catchments) are an important pre-requisite for modelling hydrological processes, including the analysis of pressures and their impact on water resources. Datasets covering extensive areas such as ...

    30 April 2014

  3. A Novel Three-Dimensional Subsurface Radar Imaging Technique.

    Abstract not available FORTUNY Guasch Joaqu Im 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Energy and transport, Innovation and growth innovation, remote sensing, geo-reference Corporate IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Estimate of Peatland Distributuion in Estonia Using an Integrated GIS/RS Approach

    Determination of the spatial extent of peatland is important for the evaluation of soil carbon stocks. At European Level there is a need to provide accurate and updated estimate of the distribution of peatland. The aim of the present study is to test a me ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Validation of aircraft height extraction from Worldview-1 stereo data

    The satellite Worldview-1 was launched in September 2007; the optical sensor is acquiring panchromatic data of 0.5 m geometric resolution at nadir. A stereo data set covering an urban area was provided by DigitalGlobe to evaluate the potential of object h ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Pan-European Risk Management in SDIs

    This report describes the ORCHESTRA pilot for pan-European hazard-assessment (PEUNHA). ORCHESTRA stands for Open Architecture and Spatial Data Infrastructure for Risk Management. As an Integrated Project, ORCHESTRA was partly funded by the European Commis ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Change detection based on information measure

    A new unsupervised change detection method for modeling nonlinear temporal dependences based on local information is proposed. A theoretical analysis is presented, demonstrating how to derive optimal parameters for automating the method. It is then valida ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Pre-processing of a sample of multi-scene and multi-date Landsat imagery used to monitor forest cover changes over the tropics

    In support to the Remote Sensing Survey of the global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) 2010 of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO), the TREES-3 project of the Joint Research Centre aims at measuring quantitatively forest cover ch ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Improving Geodatabase Semantic Querying Exploiting Ontologies

    Geospatial semantic querying to geographical databases has been recognized as an hot topic in GIS research. Most approaches propose to adopt an ontology as a knowledge representation structure on top of the database, representing the concepts the user can ...

    30 April 2014

  10. A satellite data set for tropical forest area change assessment

    A database of largely cloud-free (less than 2.5% of all sites have more than 5% cloud cover), geo-referenced, 20 km by 20 km sample sites of 30 m resolution optical satellite imagery has been prepared for the 1990 and 2000 epochs. This spans the tropics w ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Which Indicators for Monitoring Forests within Natura 2000 Sites?

    This research project had as a primary objective the implementation of indicators based on remote sensing data and associated GIS techniques, to report on the conservation status of forests protected within Alpine Natura 2000. Attention was focused on the ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Tropical Forest Mapping at Regional Scale using the GRFM SAR Mosaics over Amazon in South America

    Main focus of the work described in this thesis is on the estimation of tropical vegetation cover using as data source continental scale Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mosaics at 100 m spatial resolution. These radar mosaics were acquired over the South A ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Monthly soil erosion monitoring based on remotely sensed biophysical parameters: a case study in Strymonas river basin towards a functional pan-European service

    Currently, many soil erosion studies at local, regional, national or continental scale use models based on the USLE-family approaches. Applications of these models pay little attention to seasonal changes, despite evidence in the literature which suggests ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Analysis of earth observation time series to investigate the relation between rainfall, vegetation dynamic and streamflow in the Uele' basin (Central African Republic)

    The hydrology of tropical forests play a key role in watershed processes such as soil erosion, streamflow and ground water recharge. However, tropical forests of Africa are least investigated due to the poor network for data acquisition. Earth Observation ...

    30 April 2014

  15. An Urn Occupancy Approach for Cognitive Radio Networks in DTVB White Spaces

    Cognitive Radio paradigm has recently received considerable interest to address the so called?spectrum scarcity? problem. In the USA, the Federal Communications Commission recently issued the regulatory for the use of cognitive radio in the TV white space ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Automatic Detection and Segmentation of Orchards Using Very High-Resolution Imagery

    Spectral information alone is often not sufficient to distinguish certain terrain classes such as permanent crops like orchards, vineyards, and olive groves from other types of vegetation. However, instances of these classes possess distinctive spatial st ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Exploring Geovisualization Symbology for Landscape Genetics

    Landscape genetics, which considers genetic population structure in the context of spatially referenced parameters in the surrounding landscape, has been shown to be extremely useful for wildlife management. Unfortunately its widespread uptake beyond the ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Innovations in Sharing Environmental Observations and Information- Proceedings of the 25th EnviroInfo Conference "Environmental Informatics"

    This is volume 2 of the proceedings of the 25th EnviroInfo Conference "Environmental Informatics". PILLMANN Werner, SCHADE Sven, SMITS Paul 2011 Books Institute for Environment and Sustainability Environment and climate change, Standards remote ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Combined use of weather forecasting and satellite remote sensing information for fire risk, fire and fire impact monitoring

    The restoration of fire-affected forest areas needs to be combined with their future protection from renewed catastrophic fires, such as those that occurred in Greece during the 2007 summer season. The present work demonstrates that the use of various sou ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Squaring and cross-correlation codeless tracking: analysis and generalisation

    In this study, squaring and cross-correlation codeless phase lock loops (PLLs) for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) applications are at first reviewed. It is shown that the discriminators of squaring and cross-correlation PLLs are special soluti ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Georeferencing of Continental Scale JERS-1 SAR Mosaics Based on Matching Homologous Features With a Digital Elevation Model: Theory and Practice

    An effective method for a posteriori orthorectification of continental scale SAR mosaics using a digital elevation model (DEM) has been developed. The method is based on homologous feature matching between the DEM and a simulated SAR image. The simulated ...

    30 April 2014

  22. A Conceptual Model for Developing Interoperability Specifications in Spatial Data Infrastructures

    This report addresses the question of how geographic and environmental information created and maintained by different organisations in Europe can be embedded in Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) and reused in various applications by different people. T ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Phase compensation and processing in multiple-input?multiple-output radars

    In this paper the issue of phase discontinuity in MIMO radar systems is analyzed and described in detail, together with an efficient way for processing MIMO radar data by means of FFT. In particular, it is here shown that the phase of a point target illum ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Efficient signal processing in MIMO radars

    An efficient way to process data of MIMO radars by means of FFT is here discussed. However, MIMO radars are here shown to suffer a discontinuous phase history across all the channels, due to their geometry, especially in the short-range. In turn, this wou ...

    30 April 2014

  25. INSPIRE and the Digital Agenda for Europe

    There are similarities and synergies to be exploited related to the implementation of INSPIRE and some actions envisaged in the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). The DAE is Europe's strategy for a flourishing digital economy by 2020. Among others it o ...

    30 April 2014