We want to draw your attention to the session Close-Range Sensing of Environment at EGU 2017. We will be happy to receive your contribution and to meet you in Vienna next year.

Convener: Martin Rutzinger 
Co-Conveners: Roderik Lindenbergh, Marco Scaioni, Francesco Pirotti, Bernhard Höfle

Close-range sensing including 2D and 3D imaging and laser scan techniques is one of the most dynamically developing methods for data acquisition in the field of Geoscience. It extents the radius of operation, scale, and enhances traditional measurement techniques in terms of radiometric, spectral, spatial and time resolution. New developments in sensor technology and platforms enable for example dynamic i.e. kinematic sensing and autonomous mapping by means of robotics. Further advances in close-range sensing arise by enhancement of field and reference data collection procedures, integration of measurements from ancillary sources such as geo-sensor networks and cooperative sensor systems, and bridging the gap between ground control measurements and airborne and satellite remote sensing. Increasing availability of mobile and portable close-range sensors lead to the phenomenon of crowd-sensing. Recent achievements on algorithms for automation of data capture and processing stimulate new research questions in the field of geo-environmental research. Close-range sensing helps for better understanding of geo-environmental processes, their triggers, spatial extent and changes over time. Submissions are requested for geospherical and biospherical research integrating close-range sensing with processes in the cryosphere, geomorphology, vegetation phenology, vegetation-geomorphology interaction, and biodiversity.

The abstract submission deadline is 11 Jan 2017, 13:00 CET.