In cooperation with the NEXTSPACE team and a number of different institutions Z_GIS supported the organization of the Copernicus Polar and Snow Cover Applications User Requirements Workshop that was held at the Breydel Building, Brussels. The European Commission (EC) aims at gathering user requirements to be potentially addressed by the Next Generation of the Copernicus Space Component.Sebastian d’Oleire-Oltmanns held a talk on cross cutting needs of both application domains. As a distinct example for snow cover monitoring he presented recent outcomes of his work where he applies UAV-based remote sensing for deriving snow heights in alpine regions.
This application may be regarded as an important example for reducing the distance between field scale and satellite scale as well as providing accurate reference data for modeling applications. All presentations may are available at the workshop homepage: http://www.copernicus.eu/polar-snow-workshop.
Contact: Sebastian d'Oleire-Oltmanns