Organising Committee

Probing Vegetation Conference

From past to future

4 - 5 July 2013 • Antwerp

Programme

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Thursday 4 July 2013, Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel

09:00  Arrivals, Registration and Welcome coffee
Opening Session: SPOT-VEGETATION and PROBA-V
(Chairman: Frank De Winne)
10:00
Opening Session
Philippe Courard, State Secretary for Belgian Science Policy, Belgium
10:25
Jean-Paul Malingreau, Chairman of the IUC
10:40
Franco Ongaro, ESA
11:00
Ranga Myneni, Boston University, US
11:15
Vincent Gabaglio, EUMETSAT
11:30
Mauro Facchini, GMES bureau, EC
11:45
Etienne Bartholomé, JRC, EC
12:00 – 14:00  Reception and Lunch, introduced by Dirk Fransaer, VITO
Session 1: SPOT-VEGETATION mission
(Chairwoman: Maria Nilsson)
14:00
Frédérique Meunier, CNES, France
14:20
Bart Deronde, VITO, Belgium
14:40
Tesfaye Korme, RCMRD, Kenya
Session 2: SPOT-VEGETATION science
(Chairman: Philippe Maisongrande)
15:00
Felix Rembold, JRC
15:20
Else Swinnen, VITO, Belgium
15:40  Coffee break
16:10
Philippe Maisongrande, LEGOS-CNES, France
16:30
Pierre Defourny, UCL, Belgium
16:50
Stephanie Horion, KU, Denmark
17:10
Jan Verbesselt, WUR, the Netherlands, Stef Lhermitte, KNMI, the Netherlands
17:30
Agata Hościło, IGIK, Poland
18:30  Conference Dinner and Evening Activity
 

Friday 5 July 2013, Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel

09:00  Arrivals, Registration and Welcome coffee 
Session 3: PROBA-V mission
(Chairman: Alberto Tobias - (video - 42MB))
10:00
Opening session
Welcome (video - 135MB)
Hendrik Verbeelen, BELSPO, Belgium
10:10
Michael Francois, ESA
10:25
Davy Vrancken, QinetiQ, Belgium
10:40
Lieve De Vos, OIP, Belgium
11:00
Tanja Van Achteren, VITO, Belgium
11:20
Bianca Hoersch, ESA
11:40
Sindy Sterckx, VITO, Belgium
12:00 – 14:00 Reception and Lunch
Session 4: PROBA-V science programme - based on IJRS review
(Chairman: Matt Aitkenhead)
14:00
Joost Vandenabeele, BELSPO, Belgium, Jean-Paul Malingreau, Chairman of the IUC
14:10
Clement Atzberger, BOKU, Austria
14:30
Jordi Inglada, CESBIO, France 
14:50
15:10 Coffee break
15:40
16:00
Sergey Bartalev, IKI, Russia
16:20
Closing Session
Etienne Bartholomé, JRC, EC (concluding remarks - GV2M conference) (video - 265MB)