EMMIRS (Environmental Mapping and Monitoring of Iceland by Remote Sensing) is an interdisciplinary research project at University of Iceland between the Engineering department, Earth Sciences and the Life and Environmental Sciences. It focuses on developing mapping tools and change detection/monitoring tools to Icelandic condition by acqusition and analysis of new remote sensing data as well as up to 70 yr old historical imagery from the study sites Hekla and Öræfajökull.
In the mid-term workshop we will present the new LIDAR DEM & hyperspectral data that was aquired for Hekla during our field season in 2015 as well as preliminary results from our mapping and monitoring, Furthermore, will we have discussion sessions focusing on (a) mapping and classification techniques (b) monitoring and modelling techniques mainly and (c) improving the role of remote sensing in Iceland.
Some of our collaborators from abroad are visiting including: Simone Tarquini,- the lava flow modeller (INGV: National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy); Daniel Hölbling, -the landslide expert (Z_GIS: Interfaculty department of Geoinformatics, University Salzburg, Austria); David Lundbeck Egeholm,- the glacial erosion modeller (Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark) and Peder Klith Boecher,- surface hydrology and species distribution modeller (Ecoinformatics, Biosciences, Aarhus University, Denmark).
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