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Summary of Proposal RES0986

TitleEvaluating the potential of multiple sources of remote sensing data to support Public Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in distinct tropical rain forest sites
Investigator Liesenberg, Veraldo - Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut fuer Geologie
Team Member
Dr Gloaguen, Richard - Technische Universitaet Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut fuer Geologie
SummaryWe would like to remember that we would like to request only some arquive scene to complement our ongoing analysis with ASAR/ENVISAT and ALOS/PALSAR data as well as optical data (e.g. Hyperion, ASTER, MISR, ALI, SPOT, CBERS). Since this proposal is related to a PhD research, ongoing analysis are taking place right now and the complementary use of TerraSAR-X and possible with RADARSAT-2 data in our analysis that will surely render very interesting and innovative results. Our main objective is to evaluate the potential of TerraSAR-X to discrimante different successional forest in Eastern Amazon (Brazil) and Central Kalimantan (Indonesia) as well as to retrieve biophysical properties. We intend to use both linear and non linear analysis in our analysis. We also want to explore the integration of additional remotely sensed data from ALOS/PALSAR and ASAR/ENVISAT for such analysis as well as the fusion with high spatial resolution data from SPOT-5 (already available under ISIS Proposal number 328). Since we are going to request no more than 5 archived scenes (preferable 2 images; two in Brazil and one in Indonesia) the cost are not prohibitive for our ongoing project. The PhD Candidate Mr Veraldo Liesenberg has been granted by a Research Grant Award from IAMG (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences) and the amount received will be used to cover the expenses regarding to reproduction cost and associated processing fees. Field work activities have been already conducted in 2009 and 2010 and the data will be only a complement of the PhD research.

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