The 7th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy workshop

was held in April 2011 on behalf of

The European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories


The University of Edinburgh.

Satellite Meetings
  • EUFAR Joint Expert Working Group Meeting: Imaging Spectroscopy Sensors, Calibration/Validation, and Data Processing - April 14th (see announcement)

  • EUFAR HYQUAPro Partners meeting - April 15th

EARSeL's Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy is a forum whose aim is to encourage international discussions among specialists working with this innovative Earth Observation technology. The latest workshop took place at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK from April 11th to 13th 2011.

The Proceedings of the workshop are now available on this website.

The forum built on the previous 6 successful workshops held since 1999. The 8th meeting will be held in Nantes in April 2013.

The meeting covered all themes related to imaging spectroscopy. These are exciting times: we stand on the threshold of the decade where imaging spectroscopy will move from a largely airborne to a fully spaceborne capability with the development and launch of a number of satellite spectrometers in the next few years. We need to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities such developments will present.

The aims of the meeting were to provide an informal and sociable venue to:

  • Discuss recent developments in imaging and related spectroscopic methods for environmental research.
  • Learn about recent developments in imaging science and thematic and environmental applications at ground, airborne and spaceborne levels.
  • Explore the integration of spatial and temporal coverage afforded by imaging instruments with the high spectral resolution data obtained for every pixel.
  • Discuss ground-based spectroscopic techniques, such as field spectroscopy and related hyperspectral sensing methods.
  • Learn and discuss how these methods can address key environmental issues and new areas of environmental science