16-20 June 2014 University of Warsaw,
Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, Poland

2nd Workshop of Special Interest Group on Forestry

Remote Sensing for forestry applications:
new challenges, approaches and achievements

University of Warsaw, Main Campus, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, 17-18 June 2014

2nd Workshop of EARSeL SIG Forestry - Program, Schema

Proposed courses of EARSeL&ISPRS_YSD

The list of courses are closed

EARSeL & ISPRS YSD Workshops- registration, form on-line

Workshop GEOBIA of RS and ALS data with eCognition (TRIMBLE)

In order to participate in the workshop, each participant must have:

1. Notebook with Windows 7 or 8 operation system (64 bit).

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or compatible / Intel Dual Core or compatible
  • NVIDIA or ATI OpenGL graphics card
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 50 GB available hard disk space
  • 1280 x 1024 display.

2. Installed the eCognition Developer Trial 9.0 (Trimble Geospatial) software which can be downloaded on:


After download, simply run the installation file and follow installation instructions.

3. During the workshop each participant will receive a time limited full version of eCognition Developer 9.0 (Trimble Geospatial) software.

The materials for the workshop GEOBIA of RS and ALS data with eCognition (TRIMBLE) - download

Workshop on ALS applications in forestry

Install the software Fusion http://forsys.cfr.washington.edu/fusion/FUSION_Install.exe

A number of new remote sensing sensors, advanced processing tools and classification methods were developed in the field of forestry applications during the last years or will be announced very soon (e.g. Sentinel ESA satellites). However, the implementation of the remote sensing applications into forest inventory and management practices still seem insufficiently considered by the forest owners or other potential users/policy makers (Natura 2000, National Parks, public administration, etc.). This fact is surprising, especially in terms of increased environmental disasters such as hurricanes, droughts, forest fires and floods in Europe in recent years.

The 2nd Workshop of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forestry aims at setting up the common forum for the research community and people involved in the forestry sector, where both the operational techniques as well as developing methodologies can be presented and understood in order to improve the inventory, management, monitoring and protection practices in European forests.

The workshop will be organized by SIG on Forestry of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL). You are very welcome to participate in a workshop with challenging topics. Please feel free to submit your individual input and to share your experiences with colleagues from around Europe.


  • Forest ecosystem mapping technologies using modern RS sensors
  • Modeling RS application on forest biomass and change detection
  • 2D and 3D forest inventories (VHRS, LiDAR; Stereomatching - Photogrammetry)
  • Data processing technology (e.g. GEOBIA)
  • Forest decline/forest degradation/ ecological disasters
  • Biodiversity, protected forests, mountain forests, Natura 2000 vs. management forests
  • New technologies of ground truth collection (UAV, TLS, etc.)

The 1st International Workshop of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forestry was held in framework of the EARSeL Symposium in Prague - 2011 (Czech Republic).There were several relevant and very successful predecessor events such as ScandLaser in Umeå 2003, ForestSat in Borås 2005, 3D Remote Sensing in Vienna 2006, and ForestSat in Montpellier 2007, initiated or (co)organised by the previous SIG chairman Hakan Olsson, Sweden.


Assoc. Prof. Piotr Wezyk (e-mail: rlwezyk@cyf-kr.edu.pl) - Chairman of the SIG on Forestry, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Faculty of Forestry, Laboratory of Geomatics

Assoc. Prof. Bogdan Zagajewski (e-mail: bogdan@uw.edu.pl) - University of Warsaw, Poland

European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories

Faculty of Forestry, University of Agriculture in Krakow

University of Warsaw


The Workshop will be hosted at the University of Warsaw - Old Library, Main Campus Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, Warsaw, Poland

Further information about the venue place and Warsaw can be found at the 34th EARSEL Symposium page.

Important Dates

Due date for abstract submission 31 March 2014
Notification of acceptance
31 March 2014
Early registration
15 April 2014
Due date for full paper submission
15 June 2014

Abstract Submission Instructions (non-reviewed)

Contributions will be presented orally and by poster. Both are considered of equal standing and no distinction is made between them in the Symposium publications. When submitting your contribution to EARSeL's Conference Management System you are kindly requested to notify your preference (oral/poster).

The Abstract Book will be available to attendees at the symposium registration desk, and will be published on the Symposium webpage.

Extended Abstract submission (peer-reviewed)

For the first time, EARSeL is offering publication of Extended Abstracts in a Special Issue 34th EARSeL Symposium 2014 of EARSeL eProceedings, EARSeL's Open Access Journal for peer-reviewed publications. Special Issue Guest Editor will be Bogdan Zagajewski, University of Warsaw.

Manuscripts shall be prepared using the Special Issue Template and should not exceed four to five pages in length. Please submit your Extended Abstract not later than by 31 March 2014 (due date) to the Symposium Organiser, Mrs. Martyna Wietecha by e-mail: m.wietecha@student.uw.edu.pl. Following successful peer-review by two independent referees and revision the manuscript will be published online in EARSeL eProceedings. A Special Issue volume on CD will be available to attendees at the symposium registration desk.

Please note: Submission of Extended Abstracts does not make superfluous the Conference Registration, and submission of your contribution including abstract to the Conference Management System, as decribed above!


Registration Fees*

Registration Fees
before 15 April 2014
EARSeL Members Non- Members EARSeL Students Non EARSeL Students
Symposium € 350/300* € 400/350* € 150/100* € 200/100*
€ 250/200* € 300/250* € 150/100* € 200/100*
Symposium + Workshops
€ 450/350* € 500/400* € 150/100* € 200/100*

* - a discount for a presenting author of an oral/poster contribution

The symposium fee includes Proceedings on CD ROM, the abstract book, coffee breaks, lunches and Icebreaker. Full registration fee (€ 200-500) covers the cost of the Gala Dinner. Students are warm invited to join social events of the EARSeL & ISPRS Young Scientist Days.

To register, please follow the instructions at the Earsel Conference Management System web site: www.conferences.earsel.org