39th Annual EARSeL Symposium
DIGITAL | EARTH | OBSERVATION
Satellite image processing used to be digital from early on. Still, since digital image processing of Landsat imagery started in the early 1970ies, the workflows used to bear a significant share of ‘manual’ data manipulation, including storage, pre-processing, and supervised classification. Only today, with heavily increased computing power, cloud storage and processing systems, as well as automated information extraction, the workflows experience disruptive changes which both the scientific community and the Earth observation service industry have to cope with.
The 39th EARSeL symposium, held in Salzburg in July 2019, explored the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. In a vibrant environment of young researchers, experienced GI capacity centres, we offered an inspiring conference setting, supported by the Copernicus Academy, by ESA, and dedicated industrial partners.