Presentations 2014

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Tuesday 1st April – 9:30-12:30

Plenary Session
P. Ultre-Guérard (CNES), R. Postma (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

9:30 Introduction – T. Duquesne (CNES), B. Brenner (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)
9:50 Results on capacity/performances of the constellation and image quality – A. Gleyzes (CNES)
10:20 Living Pléiades: sharing experiences on the operational use of the system – L. Maggiori (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)
10:50 Interfaces for the distribution of data to Civil institutions – S. Hosford (CNES), J.P. Cantou (IGN), B. Montfort (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)
11:20 French Ministry of Defence experience – E. Capliez (Ministère de la Défense)
11:45 Feedback on Users Thematic Commissioning (applications & methodology) – C. Tinel (CNES)



Tuesday 1st April – 14:00 – 18:00

Thematic Session: Risks & Security
D. Fontannaz (CNES), F. Ranera (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

14:00 Introduction – H. Yesou (SERTIT)
14:10 Contribution of Pléiades HR imagery for disaster damage mapping: initial feedback over Asia, Africa, Europe or the Caribbean – P. Chastanet, H. Yésou (DGSCGC/SERTIT)
14:35 Contribution of Pléiades-HR imagery in reactive mapping to disasters affecting France during the Pléiades Thematic Users Commissioning phase: preliminary feedback – A. Escudier/H. Yésou (SCHAPI/SERTIT)
15:00 The Use of Pléiades Stereo Data in the frame of Port-au-Prince (Haïti) – M. De Michele (BRGM)
15:25 VHR Pléiades data in support to cyclone and tsunami risk management for local communities through geospatial cloud computing plateform – R. Andréoli (BLUECHAM)
15:50 BREAK
16:20 The use of Pléiades imagery to downscale vulnerability assessment of buildings and local infrastructure facing hazards from dilute and hyperconcentrated floods – S. Ettinger (LMV)
16:45 Very high spatial resolution and remote sensing for the characterization of murine rodent habitats around the St Paul pond, Reunion Island – C. Révillion (IRD)
17:10 Mapping rainfall-triggered shallow landslides in Oltrepo Pavese – Italy – F. Zucca (UNIV. OF PAVIA)
17:35 Use of the Very high resolution Spatial for the characterization of the urban spot and the management of the flood risk on the city of Toliara – S. Guyard (Région Réunion)


Thematic Session: Geology
S. Hosford (CNES), N. Pisot (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

14:00 Introduction – E. Berthier (LEGOS)
14:10 On the use of Pléiades high resolution imagery in glaciology: DEM generation and velocity mapping – E. Berthier (LEGOS)
14:35 Assessment of a glacier digital elevation model generated from Pléiades stereoscopic images: Ossoue Glacier, Pyrenees, France – R. Marti (GEODE)
15:00 Stereo-photogrammetry and displacement measurements with Pléiades satellite images – A. Stumpf (UNISTRA)
15:25 Comparison of Pléiades and SPOTView images for the geological study of the fourth ring road of Alger – M. Chahine (CEREMA)
15:50 BREAK
16:20 Capability of Pléiades data for preventive archaeology: case studies in Europe, Africa and Southern America – R. Lasaponara (CNR)
16:45 The Sahara before the desert: paleoshorelines of the Holocene Megalake Chad investigated by satellite imagery – M. Schuster (UNISTRA)
17:10 Identifying pyroclastic and lahar deposits and assessing erosion and lahar hazards based on HSR Images at active volcanoes – Z. Kassouk (LMV)
17:35 Spatial and temporal data mining of remote sensing data applied to erosion process discovery and analysis – R. Andreoli (BLUECHAM)

Wednesday 2nd April – 8:30 – 12:30

Thematic Session: Agriculture
C. Vignolles (CNES), G. Sigel (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

8:30 Introduction – E. Vaudour-Dupuis (AgroParisTech)
8:40 Use of very high resolution satellite images for monitoring application of the nitrates directive – B. Coiron (ARTELIA)
9:05 Contribution of VHSR Pléiades images to the assessment of agricultural systems over a peri-urban region near Paris, France – E. Vaudour-Dupuis (AgroParisTech)
9:30 Automatic hedgerow segmentation on PHR images: comparison of acquisition configurations – M. Arias (CESBIO)
9:55 The potential of Pléiades imagery for vegetation mapping: the example of grasslands and pastoral environments – V. Thierion (IRSTEA)
10:20 BREAK
10:50 Remote sensing of semi-natural elements: contribution of stereoscopy Pléiades for detecting hedges and grass strips – M. Fauvel (DYNAFOR)
11:15 Delineation of anthropic landscape features from VHR satellite imagery: application to agricultural parcels delimitation – N. Chehata (IRD-LISAH)
11:40 Use of texture modeling for panchromatic Pléiades image classification: application to vineyards detection – O. Régniers (IMS)
12:05 Synergy between Pléiades and UAV images for precision viticulture in the context of EarthLab programme – J. Helbert (Telespazio)

Thematic Session: 3D
J.M. Delvit (CNES), L. Gabet (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

8:30 Introduction – J.M. Morel (CMLA)
8:40 Observing the Earth in 3D with Pléiades-HR – J.-M. Delvit (CNES)
9:05 DSM Extraction from Pléiades Images using MicMac – P. Favé (IGN)
9:30 Pléiades 3D products – L. Gabet (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)
9:55 s2p: An automatic stereo pipeline for Pléiades – C. de Franchis (CMLA)
10:20 BREAK
10:50 Generation, qualification and exploitation of digital surface models derived from Pléiades-HR tri-stereoscopic acquisitions – A. Durand (SERTIT)
11:15 Comparative assessment of 3D models accuracy at building level-GEOAP – D. Ayfantopoulo (GEOAPIKONISIS SAPGE)
11:40 Upgrading the national altimetry reference in mountainous areas using Pléiades images – C. Puig (IGN)
12:05 Occlusion handling within the Digital Surface Model generation process from Pléiades stereoscopic images – C. Guérin (CEA)


Wednesday 2nd April – 14:00 – 18:00

Thematic Session: Methodological Topics
O. Hagolle (CNES), L. Coeurdevey (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

14:00 Introduction – F. Tupin (Telecom ParisTech)
14:10 Pléiades satellites image quality commissioning – L. Lebègue (CNES)
14:35 ORFEO ToolBox – J. Michel (CNES)
15:00 Updating and Upgrading 2D building databases from Pléiades-HR images: Towards a production release? – N. Champion (IGN)
15:25 A new statistical model for multisensor change detection – J. Prendes (TESA)
15:50 BREAK
16:20 Using Orfeo Toolbox: a growing competence in a collaborative environment – D. Hebrard (CEREMA)
16:45 Large-scale application of object based image analysis techniques for Very High Resolution satellite imagery – D. Youssefi (CS-SI)
17:10 Detecting moving objects in single Pléiades scenes of Melbourne – T. Krauss (DLR)
17:35 Wavelets on Graphs for Pléiades image texture segmentation – G. Mercier (TELECOM BREST)


Thematic Session: Forestry
A. Sellé (CNES), P. Houdry (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

14:00 Introduction – A. Jolly (ONF)
14:10 APSAT Pinastéréo project – Assessment of the volume of forest biomass in the massif of Landes de Gascogne using Pléiades stereoscopic imagery – T. Belouard (IGN-APSAT)
14:35 Assessment of forest windfall damages using a Pléiades very high spatial resolution image – A. Jolly (ONF)
15:00 Quantification and mapping of forest structure from Pléiades image texture – B. Béguet (ENSEGID)
15:25 Pléiades sensor for improvement of gravitational hazards modeling in French Alps – L. Borgniet (IRSTEA)
15:50 BREAK
16:20 On the prediction of New Caledonian rain forest structure from Pléiades images using canopy grain analysis – E. Blanchard (IAC)
16:45 Forest regeneration monitoring based on HR and VHR imagery: the case of the Maido forest fire exploiting Pléiades HR imagery and the KALIDEOS database – M. Caspard (SERTIT)
17:10 Assessing the dynamics of Savanna – Forest contact zones in French Guiana – G. Viennois (CIRAD)
17:35 Mangroves monitoring using VHR Pléiades data under mining constraints – R. Andréoli (BLUECHAM)


Wednesday 2nd April – 18:15 – 19:45

Poster Session


RP1 – Natural disasters management using complementary satellite sensors: the example of the hurricane Haruna, Madagascar – T. Catry (SEAS-OI)

RP2 – Monitoring and mapping forest fires in the south-western Indian Ocean using very high resolution optical imagery – T. Catry (SEAS-OI)

RP3 – Use of Pleiades images to capture social inequalities in infectious diseases: identification of precarious housings in Mamoudzou (Mayotte) – V. Herbreteau (SEAS-OI)

RP4 – Utility of Pléiades imagery combined with LiDAR data to quantity vulnerability – example in the Ubaye Valley – A. Puissant (LIVE)

RP5 – Pilot the use of images Pléiades and SPOT 5 for consideration of risks in territorial development plans /experimental study of Tamatave Madagascar – R. Dorceus (Région Réunion)

RP6 – Contribution of VHR Pléiades data for updating urban maps in West Africa in the context of security and public health. Case of Dakar (Senegal) and Ndjamena (Chad) – C. Uribé (SERTIT)

RP7 – Exploitation of Very High Resolution satellite data for monitoring and the characterization of flood plain events in Alsace, France – M. Studer (SERTIT/SPC)

RP8 – The use of Pléiades VHSR imagery for wildland fire prevention: application to land-clearing management in the South of France – S. Sauvagnargues (LGEI)

RP9 – Validation of Pleiades products for landslide studies: Application to the Maca landslide, Peru – P. Lacroix (ISTerre)



GP1 – DEM generation and change detection from Pléiades images : tests on the glacier of Argentière – L. Benoît (IGN)

GP2 – Snowpack volume estimation on Mount-Lebanon using Pléiades stereoscopy – S. Gascoin (CESBIO)

GP3 – Suitability of a Pléiades VHR Digital Surface Model for glacier mass balance estimates at Mt. Gurla Mandhata and at Mt. Geladandong (China) – N. Holzer (UNIV. DRESDE -IPGS)

GP4 – Cultural resources management by using Pléiades data – R. Lasaponara (CNR)

GP5 – Pléiades tri-stereo data for detection, quantification and monitoring of gravitative processes – R. Sailer (UNIV. OF INNSBRUCK)

GP6 – Pléiades and paraglacial dynamic in Arctic: the central Lovèn glacier and moraine unit (Spitsbergen, 79°N) – D. Laffly (GEODE)

GP7 – Using Pléiades « Persistent Surveillance » mode for the calculation of very high resolution DEMs, the 4D monitoring of deformation and the retrieval of surface roughness – R. Grandin (IPGP)

GP8 – Contributions of Pléiades VHR data during speleologic and scientific exploration mission “Ultima Patagonia 2014” (Patagonia, Chile) – B. Lans (ADESS)



AP1 – Estimating taxonomic diversity of mountain meadows: potentialities of Pléiades imagery – D. Sheeren (DYNAFOR)

AP2 – Trees detection for water resources management in irrigated and rainfed arid and semi-arid agricultural areas – B. Mougenot (IRD)

AP3 – Potential of Pléiades mono- and tri-stereoscopic images for the agricultural mapping in Mayotte – S. Dupuy (CIRAD)

AP4 – Palm trees detection with very high resolution images, comparison between Geoeye and Pléiades sensors – L. Demagistri (IRD)

AP5 – Characterizing the structure of coffee agroforestry systems in Costa Rica – G. Le Maire (CIRAD)



3DP1 – A Processing toolkit for 3D point clouds reconstructed from the Pléiades optical sensors – L. Claustres (Telespazio)

3DP2 – Generation of DSM from high resolution Satellite Imagery: applications with Geoeye-1 and Pléiades Satellite Imagery of Tripoli-Lybia – A. I. Abduelmula (UNIV. OF PORTO)

3DP3 – Accuracy and Quality Comparison of Orthorectified High Resolution Satellite Images – P. Agrafiotis (National Technical University of Athens)

3DP4 – Georeferencing accuracy assesment, DEM generation… over extreme undulating and mountainous urban area with dense forest inland of Zonguldak test site – H. Topan (BEU)

3DP5 – Assessing multi-angular Pléiades data over Melbourne – P. d’Angelo (DLR)



MP1 – Learning fuzzy rules to characterise objects of interest in a remote sensing image – B. Belarte (UNISTRA)

MP2 – Region growing segmentation of Pléiades images using the concept of mutuality – P. Lassalle (CESBIO)

MP3 – Pléiades downstream processing platform – J. Malik (CS-SI)

MP4 – OpenJPEG a free and open-source solution to access the new JPEG2000 geospatial products – M. Savinaud (CS-SI)

MP5 – Segmentation of VHR Images using a multiresolution scheme – C. Palmann (CS-SI)

MP6 – The Terr’Image education project – V. Doumerc (CNES)



FP1 – The potential of Pléiades data within a multi-resolution satellite image database, including SPOT 5 and SPOT 4 data, to monitor forestry coverage changes in the context of the arrival of Sentinel 2 – H. Giraud (SERTIT)

FP2 – Contribution of Pléiades VHR for ecosystems mapping around Fukushima, Japan – C. Ottlé (LSCE)

FP3 – Wavelet based texture modeling for panchromatic VHR image classification: application to the differentiation of maritime pine forest age classes – O. Régniers (IMS)



CP1 – Hanoi yesterday and today: the Pléiades data for urban ecology shared agglomeration between culture and postmodernism – D. Laffly (GEODE)

CP2 – Fusion of multi-temporal and multi-resolution remote sensing data with application to change detection for natural disasters – I. Hedhli (INRIA)

CP3 – Grey and green infrastructure in urban areas based on Pléiades image analysis combined with existing vector database – E. Wolff/L. Hubert-Moy/A. Puissant (LIVE)

CP4 – Database high precision in scales 1 /10, 000 and more – S. Guyard (FTM/Région Réunion)

CP5 – Synergy optical data Pléiades THRS and multifrequency SAR data (COSMOSkyMed, RadarSAT-2 et PALSAR) for mapping in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Kourou (French Guiana) – D. Niamen (UMLV)

CP6 – An image segmentation process enhancement for land cover mapping – M. Vitter (ASCONIT)

CP7 – Landuse mapping in northern Haiti, a test to achieve a more automated production procedure from SPOT5 and Pléiades data – M. Montabord (SERTIT)

CP8 – Photovoltaic plant mapping in Reunion Island from very high resolution optical remote sensing: the benefit of Pléiades imagery – C. Cros (REUNIWATT)

CP9 – Using Pléiades imagery for large-scale VHR land cover mapping as part of the Land Information System Austria – W. Stemberger (GEOVILLE)

CP10 – Environmental observatory of sensitive habitats using Pléiades-HR data contributing to biodiversity protection: case of the Common Hamster in Alsace, France – S. Battiston (SERTIT)

CP11 – Green infrastructure mapping within an urban context using Pléiades HR over Urban Community of Strasbourg – H. Giraud (SERTIT)



HP1 – Terrace walls detection from a Pléiades Digital Elevation Model – J.S. Bailly (LISAH)

HP2 – Potentialities of Pléiades images to monitor the water level fluctuation of French reservoirs: comparison and complementarity with high spatial and temporal radar images – T. Tormos (IRSTEA)

HP3 – Synergy of VHR optical and VHR SAR data for generation of high resolution DSM’s over large flat areas. The case of Pleiades and TerraSAR-X exploitation over the low lying banks of Yangtze River (PR China) – H. Yésou (SERTIT)



SCP1 – Exploitation of Pléiades data in coastal zone for the retrieval of biogeochemical parameters as well as seabed classification – A. Mangin (ACRI)

SCP2 – Evaluation of littoral distribution using images from Pléiades satellites on a reef context – S. Goutorbe (IRD)

SCP3 – Change detection from Pléiades images: A case study of Béjisa cyclone’s impact on La Réunion coral reefs – G. Pennober (ESPACE-DEV)

SCP4 – Use of texture modeling for panchromatic Pléiades image classification: application to oysters racks detection in the Arcachon Bay – O. Régniers (IMS)

SCP5 – Automatic parameter estimation for marked point processes applied to boat detection in harbor images – A. Boisbunon (INRIA)

SCP6 – Retrieving turbidity parameters from Pléiades on the coastal area of the United Arab Emirates – G. Ceriola (PLANETEK)

SCP7 – Detection of geomorphological indicators of the littoral zone – V. Lafont (EPOC)

SCP8 – Sunglint correction for high spatial resolution satellite images: application to the retrieval of bathymetry in shallow coastal waters – D. Bru (EPOC)

SCP9 – Mangrove is a coastal habitat subject to numerous direct anthropogenic pressures (deforestation, soil erosion in the watershed , …) or indirect (global change) – A. Auré (ARDA)

SCP10 – The evolution of the bench to bench Catherine Sand and beach erosion in southern Rodrigues – J.L. Azie (ARR/Région Réunion)

SCP11 – Use of Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery for assessing coastal changes, Flic en Flac, Mauritius – N.A. Shaik Joomun (ADDM/Région Réunion)

SCP12 – Monitoring and Modeling Sea Color Product using High Resolution Pléiades Multispectral Images in Coastal Case 2 Waters – M. Hasanlou (University of Tehran)

SCP13 – The Use of Pleiades and TerraSARX Imagery in Desertification and Coral Reef Mapping Projects in Morocco and Kuwait – David Bruce (University of South Australia)


Thursday 3rd April – 8:30 – 12:30

Thematic Session: Cartography
M. Mandea (CNES), M. Tonon (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

8:30 Introduction – J.P Cantou (IGN)
8:40 Land cover change detection – A. Gressin (IGN)
9:05 Very High Spatial Resolution satellite image processing and identification of areas issues in development of urban ecological network – P. Crombette (CIEU)
9:30 Multi-scale methodology to map urban structures: classification of Pléiades images combined to existing geographic data – E. Wolff (VALI-URB)
9:55 Mapping of vegetal hedge in South of France: production of 2012 Land Cover Data for « PACA » region – H. Durand (Alysé Geomatique)
10:20 BREAK
10:50 Orthomosaic from Pléiades images and BD ORTHO® from IGN aerial imagery – J.F. Hangouet (IGN)
11:15 Delineating heterogenous spatial regions using morphological filtering on Pléiades images – J. Radoux (UCL)
11:40 Satellite monitoring of urban growth at La Réunion: insights from Pléiades imagery – T. Catry (SEAS-OI)
12:05 The precise determination of urban density with automatic methodologies applied to Pléiades images – D. Hébrard (CEREMA)

Thematic Session: Hydrology
S. Cherchali (CNES), P. Duthil (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence) and

Sea & Coasts
J. Lambin (CNES), O. Pronier (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

8:30 Hydrology – Introduction – J.S. Bailly (LISAH)
8:40 Equations and numerical simulation of the morphological evolution of landscapes described by their high-resolution Pléiades DSM – J.M. Morel (CMLA)
9:05 The contribution of Pléiades HR data to the understanding and monitoring of a site of very high heritage and ecological value: Lake Poyang (Jiangxi Province, China) – H. Yésou (SERTIT)
9:30 Diachronic analysis of river dynamics using very high resolution satellite imagery – V. Wawrzyniak (ENS LYON)
9:55 Contribution of satellite imagery to search for clues of surface drainage within catchment areas of drinking water supply – S. Rucquoi (CEREMA)
10:20 BREAK
10:50 Sea & CoastsIntroduction – A. Mangin (ACRI)
11:00 Contribution of Pleiades Imagery to the Integrated Management of Coastal Areas: The case of the Thau Territory – C. Dupaquier, P. Maurel (TETIS)
11:25 Habitat mapping over tidal flats and coastal wetlands areas – A. Dehouck (EPOC)
11:50 Exploitation of Pléiades data to monitor the artificialization of the coastline and the anthropic pressure at coast – A. Mangin (ACRI)
12:15 Assessing the impact of extremely turbid waters on aquaculture along the western coast of France – P. Gernez (IUML)


Thursday 3rd April – 14:00 – 16:30

Plenary Session
H. de Boissezon (CNES), V. Bonnet-Soulères (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)

14:00 Pléiades Days summary (thematic and methodological sessions) – C. Tinel, B. Boissin (CNES)

Sharing of experiences and data needs – S. Hosford (CNES), M. Stoll (IGN), V. Amans (ESA/Copernicus), M. Facchini (CE/Copernicus), P. Maurel (IRSTEA), F. Scher (CIE), S. Gesret (DGSCGC), D. Treinsoutrot (MEDDE), J.C. Poletti (EUSC)

Part 1Part 2

15:30 Orfeo and beyond – Perspective of new programs – S. Hosford (CNES)
15:50 Pléiades success stories and way forward – J.M. Darroy (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)
16:10 Conclusion – M. Pircher (CNES), P. Berteaud (IGN), Ph. Pham (Airbus DS/Geo-Intelligence)


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