Prof. Dr. Tania Landes, Coordinator of the Topography Specialty INSA Strasbourg, Strasbourg /France

Tania Landes graduated in Geodetic Engineering from ENSAIS (currently INSA, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Strasbourg), France. She obtained her PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Since 2001, she is working as an associate professor at the department of civil engineering and surveying at INSA Strasbourg. In 2020, she obtained her habilitation to conduct researches. She is director of the department of Surveying and belongs to the team TRIO ( of ICube Laboratory at Strasbourg. Her main research interests are processing of point cloud data produced with laser scanning techniques in connection with cultural heritage issues and BIM, mobile mapping systems, integration and accuracy of data in 3D building models. More recently, she focuses also on urban climatology topics. Since 2000, she published a total of 156 papers. Regarding her involvement in national organizations, she is director of publications of the XYZ Journal of the French Surveyor’s Association ( On an international scale, she was member of several scientific committees (CIPA, Euromed) and currently she is member of the organization committee of the XXIV ISPRS Congress (

Title of the talk: Point clouds for scan-to-BIM and for urban micro-climatology


Prof. Dr. Jadu Dash, Faculty Director of Enterprise,Director of Research, Geography and Environment University of Southampton/UK

Prof. Jadu Dash, has a strong international reputation in mapping, monitoring and understanding terrestrial ecosystem processes using Earth observation data. In recognition of these contributions, the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and the Russian Academy of Science awarded him the highly prestigious Zeldovich Medal.  He works closely with the European Space Agency’s Sentinel satellite programme and developed one of the operational satellite land product to estimate chlorophyll content of vegetation. This product is being used across range of projects to monitor productivity and health of terrestrial vegetation including cropland.  He has  pioneered satellite time series analysis to derive automatic information on crop phenological information, which would be crucial for large scale monitoring of crop growth and development and in turn predicting yield. His research group have developed unique tools to combine multi source satellite data along with field observation and machine learning techniques to map crop type, crop areas and develop predictive models for crop yield. He sits on various international scientific committees, including co-chair of the CEOS LPV phenology sub group and vice chair of COSPAR commission A3.1.

Title of the talk: Recent advances in Terrestrial ecosystem mapping and modelling from Space.