Via an official proposal submitted to the ESA, multispectral and stereo panchromatic SPOT 6/7 and Pleiades scenes were achieved over a portion of dry deciduous western Hymalayan region of India. The data delivery include three multispectral SPOT 6, two multispectral SPOT 7, two multispectral Pleiades, two stereo panchromatic SPOT 6 and one stereo panchromatic SPOT 7 scenes. The total value of the granted scenes amounts to ca. 3100 EUR.
Stereo Pair Images and Multi-temporal multi spectral data of SPOT 6/7 (1.5 m spatial resolution)
The data has been granted and is currently being aplied under the project running title “Object Based approaches for remote sensing-assisted assessment of forest biodiversity focusing on plant species diversity and forest structural parameters”. The project serves as a part of the PhD work of Siddhartha Khare (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee) supervised by Prof. S.K. Ghosh and Dr. Hooman Latifi from University of Würzburg.
The Dept. of Remote Sensing recently applied for a time series of 12 RapidEye scenes to support a PhD thesis by Siddhartha Khare (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India). The proposal is now accepted, and th PhD work will be supported by a dense time series of RapidEye scenes acquired in 2013 over dry forests in Lesser Himalayan region of India.
The PhD thesis which will use these processed datasets is entitled “Object Based approaches for remote sensing-assisted assessment of forest biodiversity focusing on invasive species”, supervised and advised by Prof. S.K. Ghosh (IIT Roorkee) and Dr. Hooman Latifi (University of Würzburg). Additional multisource datasets to be used within the work include time series of Landsat 8 data and Cartosat 2-derived terrain model.
RESA already published this project in RESA project map 2015 which can be found online HERE. The project area is flagged under No. 120 (project number 184) in the map.
Siddhartha Khare from India is recently visiting the Department of Remote Sensing in University of Würzburg. He is pursuing his Ph.D.in Geomatics Engineering Group of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He arrived in Wurzburg on 1st of September 2015 to carry out a part of his Ph.D. work until end of November 2015. The objective of his visit is to perform state-of –the-art analysis of satellite remote sensing data for monitoring forest biodiversity across German test site and as well as for Indian test site. His specific topic of research is “Object Based Image Analysis for the assessment of forest biodiversity using satellite data”. During his stay we would explore and learn the technical aspects under the guidance of Dr. Hooman Latifi which focuses on research and development in remote sensing-assisted modelling of forest and environmental entities. His stay would contribute to establish a scientific cooperation between Indian and German remote sensing groups.