1st Workshop on Remote Sensing of Solar Induced Vegetation Fluorescence
The first workshop on Remote Sensing of Solar Induced Vegetation Fluorescence will be held at ESA-ESTEC, Noodwijk, The Netherlands on 19 and 20 June 2002.
Solar induced fluorescence is a direct indicator of plant activity. It is directly linked to primary productivity and thus to carbon dioxide sequestration(removal of CO2 from the atmosphere) and could therefore be used as an early indicator of vegetative health. The routine observation of the solar induced fluorescence signal from space would advance knowledge of biosphere dynamics and help improve the understanding of the terrestrial part of the carbon cycle.
The objectives of the First Workshop on Remote Sensing of Solar Induced Vegetation Fluorescence are two-fold. An overview of the status of the scientific knowledge including reports on preliminary results of recently performed field measurement campaigns will be given in the first part. The second part focuses on open issues related to the observation, interpretation and usage of fluorescence signal. It is planned to identify priorities and to elaborate a list of future activities required to further the underlying science for a possible future Earth Observation mission investigating the fluorescence signal.
Contributions in form of presentations and posters are highly welcome. It is planned to publish contributions (abstracts and presentation viewgraphs) in workshop proceedings.