Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Morning GIScience
Workshops & Tutorials
Keynote 1
Session 1
Session 2
Keynote 2
Session 5
Session 6
Afternoon GIScience
Workshops & Tutorials
Session 3
Session 4
Session 7
Session 8
Session 9
Evening Ice Breaker   Conference Dinner


Registration is possible on all days from 08:00 till 16:00. But please note that on Tuesday, the registration will be at a different venue than the ice breaker event – see the venue page for details!

A PDF program suitable for printing is available here and you will also get a printed program at the conference.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

GIScience workshops and tutorials

Please see the GIScience website for details.


Ice breaker event

Takes place at the conference venue (2nd floor).

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Opening and Keynote 1


Introduction presentation file

Norbert Pfeifer


The relevance of habitat quality for biodiversity and ecosystem service policies

Bálint Czúcz, Ildikó Arany, Miklós Kertész, Ferenc Horváth, András Báldi, András Zlinszky and Réka Aszalós


Session 1: User requirements and operational examples for monitoring I


User Needs, Possibilities and Limitations of Remote Sensing for Natura 2000 Habitat Monitoring - Results from the European MS.MONINA Project presentation file

Toon Spanhove and Jeroen Vanden Borre


Mapping of habitat type and quality with the Natura 2000 habitat monitoring service of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) presentation file

Juliane Rühl, Oliver Buck, Dirk Hinterlang and Andreas Müterthies

Coffee break 30'


Session 2: User requirements and operational examples for monitoring II


The EAGLE data model - concept for parameterized data collection on habitat characteristics presentation file

Barbara Kosztra, Stephan Arnold, Michael Bock, Gebhard Banko and Christoph Perger


Monitoring and Mapping for biodiversity using remote sensing: a case study from Norfolk presentation file

Katie Medcalf, Johanna Breyer, Gemma Bell, Paul Robinson, Sam Neal and Martin Horlock


Nature without barriers – Natura2000 sites as Green Infrastructure in the Austrian-Hungarian transborder region Fertö-Hansag-Neusiedlersee presentation file

Thomas Wrbka and Michael Kuttner


Semi-automated mapping for the National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden (NILS) using Landsat and LiDAR data presentation file

Nils Lindgren, Heather Reese, Anna Allard, Marianne Åkerholm, Björn Nilsson, Pernilla Christensen, Ann-Helen Granholm and Håkan Olsson


Airborne Optical Imaging in Support of Habitat Ecological Monitoring of the Austrian Reed Belt of Lake Neusiedl presentation file

Elmar Csaplovics and Erwin Nemeth

Lunch break 70'


Session 3: Developing remote sensing tools for habitat mapping I


Reed Qualification Based on Airborne Laser Scanning presentation file

Géza Király, Gábor Brolly and István Márkus


Vegetation Mapping in Tisza-lake Using Airborne Hyperspectral and LiDAR Data

László Bekő, Ágnes Kerekes, Péter Enyedi, Csaba Lénárt and Dimitris Stratoulias


Mapping of grass species using airborne hyperspectral data

Peter Burai, Balazs Deak, Orsolya Valko and Csaba Lenart


Using of MODIS NDVI Time Series for Grassland Habitat Classification and Assessment presentation file

Andrej Halabuk and Matej Mojses


Categorizing grassland vegetation in lowland hay meadows with full-waveform airborne LIDAR: a feasibility study for Natura 2000 presentation file

András Zlinszky, Anke Schroiff, Adam Kania, Balázs Deák, Werner Mücke, Ágnes Vári, Balázs Székely and Norbert Pfeifer


Monitoring the distribution and dynamics of an alien invasive grass in tropical savanna habitats with airborne LiDAR

Shaun Levick, Lindsay Hutley, Samantha Setterfield, Natalie Rossiter-Rachor and Jorg Hacker


Modelling of soil properties in a NATURA 2000 habitat site in the Carpathian Basin presentation file

Bernadett Gálya, Éva Bozsik, Nikolett Szőllősi, Péter Riczu, Lajos Blaskó, János Tamás, Balázs Deák, Katalin Bökfi and Hermann Heilmeier

Coffee break 30'


Session 4: Developing remote sensing tools for habitat mapping II


Tree Species Mapping Using Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing presentation file

Péter Kertész, Géza Király and Péter Burai


The NEWFOR single tree detection benchmark – A test of LIDAR based detection methods using a unique dataset of different forest types within the alpine space presentation file

Lothar Eysn and Markus Hollaus


Estimation of vertical forest layer structure based on small-footprint airborne LiDAR presentation file

Werner Mücke, Balázs Deák, Anke Schroiff, Norbert Pfeifer and Hermann Heilmeier


Mapping old natural forest habitat using airborne laser scanning presentation file

Hans Ole Ørka, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Erik Næsset and Terje Gobakken


Monotoring of instream habitats with focus on morphological dynamics based on Airborne Laser Bathymetry presentation file

Gottfried Mandlburger, Christoph Hauer and Martin Wieser

Thursday, 25 September 2014


Keynote 2

Beyond Copernicus: New remote sensing approaches to habitat quality mapping and monitoring presentation file

Heiko Balzter, Pedro Rodriguez-Veiga, James Wheeler, Ramesh Ningthoujam, Virginia Nicolas-Perea, Geoff Smith, Stephanie Palmer, Dimitris Stratoulias and Viktor Toth


Session 5: Developing remote sensing tools for habitat mapping III


Quantitative Assessment of the Restoration Progress in the Shirvan National Park using Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis presentation file

Emil Bayramov


Perspectives: Remotely Sensing the Buried Past of Present Vegetation presentation file

Anamaria Roman, Tudor Mihai Ursu, Sorina Fărcaş, Vlad Andrei Lăzărescu and Coriolan Horaţiu Opreanu

Coffee break 30'


Session 6: Innovative sensors and infrastructure for mapping biodiversity I


UAS based laser scanning for forest inventory and precision farming presentation file

Martin Pfennigbauer, Ursula Riegl, Peter Rieger and Philip Amon


Unmanned aerial vehicles in airborne environmental monitoring presentation file

Tamás Fráter, Tatjána Juzsakova, László Dióssy and Ákos Rédey


Gimme my vegetation map in an hour! Towards operational vegetation classification and mapping: an automated software workflow

Adam Kania and Andras Zlinszky


Intertidal Habitat Characterization of Rocky Shores Using Terrestrial Laser Scans

Arav Reuma, David Niv, Sagi Filin and Gil Rilov

Lunch break 80'


Session 7: Innovative sensors and infrastructure for mapping biodiversity II


3-D Modeling of Marine Ecosystem Engineers – a Framework for Studying Their Ecological Impact

Sagi Filin, Telem Gili and Gil Rilov


Remote sensing for aquatic habitat quality mapping and EU Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD) reporting

Stephanie C.J Palmer, András Zlinszky, Heiko Balzter and Viktor R. Tóth


Session 8: From ecological principles to habitat quality in GIS I


What Remote Sensing Can Do and What Not for Habitat Mapping and Quality Assessment – Lessons from the “ChangeHabitats2” Project presentation file

Hermann Heilmeier, Cici Alexander, Balázs Deák, Adam Kania, Werner Mücke, Anke Schroiff, Balázs Székely, Agnes Vári, András Zlinszky and Norbert Pfeifer


Can airborne laser scanning or satellite images, or a combination of the two, be used to predict the abundance and species richness of birds and beetles at a patch scale? presentation file

Eva Lindberg, Jean-Michel Roberge, Therese Johansson and Joakim Hjältén


Monitoring of Habitat Quality in Fruit Orchards – a promising Example for the Application of Remote Sensing and GIS presentation file

Roland Achtziger, Cici Alexander, Ursula Nigmann and Oliver Wiche


Comparing instructions to assess Natura 2000 Habitat conservation status across borders presentation file

Anke Schroiff, Balázs Deák, András Zlinszky, Norbert Pfeifer and Hermann Heilmeier


Natura 2000 Habitat Quality monitoring in a Pannonic salt steppe from full-waveform Airborne Laser Scanning presentation file

András Zlinszky, Balázs Deák, Adam Kania, Anke Schroiff and Norbert Pfeifer

Coffee break 35'


Session 9: From ecological principles to habitat quality in GIS II


eHabitat: Large scale modelling of habitat types and similarities for conservation and management of protected areas presentation file

Javier Martinez-Lopez, Jon Olav Skøien and Grégoire Dubois


Towards an integrated assessment of protected riparian forests using EO-based indicators presentation file

Barbara Riedler, Lena Pernkopf, Thomas Strasser, Stefan Lang and Geoff Smith


A Natura 2000 Monitoring Framework – Using Plant Species Gradients for Spectral Habitat Assessment presentation file

Carsten Neumann, Gabriele Weiss and Sibylle Itzerott

Wrap-up and final discussion presentation file

András Zlinszky


Conference dinner

Takes place in the basement of the city hall. See venue page for address.