All presentations, poster as well as oral, will be done in English.

Poster Guidelines

The size of posters should be 90 cm (width) x 120 cm (height). Size requirements must be strictly adhered. If your poster exceeds these specifications, it may be subject to removal:

  • The presentation must cover the material as cited in the abstract.
  • Place the title of your paper at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper.
  • Highlight the authors’ names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be at least 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers at least 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
  • Think green: if you would like your poster to be recycled, let the conference staff know! We can take care of that for you. Let's do it together!

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Session 1
Large and meso scale oceanography

This session will focus on satellite observations of the upper ocean. Studies concerning the influence of large and mesoscale oceanographic processes, as well the relationship between the large-scale/mesoscale variability and Sea Surface Temperature (SST), Sea Surface Height (SSH), Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) and Winds will be discussed.

Session 2
Coastal impacts

The capability of satellites to provide multidate remote sensing data is very important as an effective tool for environmental impact assessment. Combination of new satellites with old ones, as well as the quite recent release of satellite constellation designs, and high-resolution images allows us to monitor and assess how the coastal areas are changing and the impacts on the coastal ecosystems. In this session, application of satellite remote sensing to coastal impacts and management will be discussed and themes such as Mangroves, Algal blooms, Sediment transport and Sea level rise impacts will be addressed.

Session 3
New technologies and image processing

Since the launching of TIROS-1 in April 1, 1960, a large number of sensors with improved temporal, spectral and spatial resolution technology have been employed to gather data and information regarding the earth’s surface. These new technologies associated with new image processing techniques allow users to generate a variety of different information from satellite data. This session will focus on recent remote sensing missions, applied image processing tools, Geographic Information System (GIS), machine-learning applied to image processing and classification, as well as drone technologies.

Session 4
Extreme events

Extreme events as flash floods and severe draughts are among the most devastating natural climate and weather hazards around the world causing negative social and economic impacts. Monitoring, predicting and managing the risks of extreme events is very important. This session will focus on extreme weather and climate events, as well as their impacts and the strategies to manage the associated risks. Satellite studies concerning cyclones, waves, storm surges, extreme storm seas, and Sea level rise monitoring will be presented in this session.

Session 5
Operational remote sensing

Visible, infrared and microwave remote sensing have been used for operational applications in multidisciplinary areas. Considering the availability of multi-sensor, multi-temporal, multi-resolution and multi-frequency data from Earth Observation Satellites, the focus on this session will be on the operational easiness of different techniques and applications on agriculture and hydrology (e.g., precision agriculture, evapotranspiration, floods, snow cover and soil moisture), ocean and fisheries (e.g., oil spills, and ocean state).

Session 6
Ocean-Atmosphere interactions

Observations from space can reveal patterns of air-sea coupling over relatively warm and cool ocean areas. Having that in mind, the focus on this session will be threefold: (1) on annual and/or inter-annual cycles of fluxes, winds, temperatures, clouds and rainfall from the point of view of predominating air–sea interaction processes; (2) the climate sensitivity from the viewpoint of surface energy balance considerations in order to understand the role of ocean-atmosphere interactions in determining, for example, the surface warming due to an increase in CO2; and (3) the mechanism of ocean–atmosphere interaction governing the phenomena such as the Atlantic Meridional Mode and ENSO-like events.

Session 7
Remote sensing data for policy making

The advances in satellite remote sensing technology, automated feature recognition and image analysis techniques facilitate the extraction of thematic information for policy making support and technical decisions. In this session, investigations with focus on initiatives that promote the integration of satellite data with “in situ” measurements for the development of operational systems and integrated services, based on earth observation data and Geographic Information System (GIS), are welcome.

Session 8
Education and outreach

Taking into account that remote sensing is an interdisciplinary, rapidly evolving thematic area that combines principles from physics, chemistry and informatics, f. ex., with applications in innumerous sectors, the focus of this session is on techniques available for creating effective education and outreach-based elements on satellite remote sensing data. Currently we have daily teras and terabytes of satellite data, which can be transformed into useful information for society; therefore, effective education and outreach are essential in the satellite area.