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Sustainable Development of Global Oil Palm Plantations: Applications of Remote Sensing

16 Apr 2021

Land, Sustainable Development, Nature
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Sustainable Development of Global Oil Palm Plantations: Applications of Remote Sensing

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to the Land webinar - Sustainable Development of Global Oil Palm Plantations: Applications of Remote Sensing. It is the first of a planned series dealing with different focus topics of interest to the broad readership of our journal. This forum intends to briefly highlight exciting topics in a comprehensive but efficient manner, the event will last for two hours, which includes time for the discussion of presentations.

Oil palm is one of the world's major vegetable oil crops and has expanded exponentially to meet increased demand over past decades. Sustainable oil palm production is a key issue in global biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

The highlights of this webinar including:
(1) Earth observation technology for oil palm studies: from academicians’ perspective
(2) Oil palm plantation mapping with advanced spatial technologies

(3) Remote sensing technologies and applications: practical solutions for the oil palm industry

We will record the lectures, with the agreement of the lecturers, and deposit them in our online database. We will continue to build this database with brief introductions and summaries of topics across this fascinating field of land science. We hope that this event is of interest to you, and we welcome you to join us at this forum.

Chair: Prof. Jinwei Dong

Date: 16 April 2021

Time: 19:00 pm (CST ASIA)

Webinar ID: 882 2545 3314

Webinar Secretariat: [email protected]

This webinar will include the following experts:

Prof. Jinwei Dong

Jinwei Dong, received his Ph.D in Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the B.S. and M.Sc. from Shandong Normal University. He is currently a Professor at IGSNRR, CAS. His main research interest is land cover and land use change, including the development of thematic land use types (e.g., paddy rice and forest plantations) by using multiple optical and microwave sensors, cloud computing, and improved classification algoirthms, as well as the ecolgoical consequence of land use changes.

Prof. Kasturi Devi Kanniah

Kasturi Devi Kanniah, received her Ph.D. degree in geography and environmental science from Monash University, Australia, and the M.Phil. degree in geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing from Cambridge University, U.K. She is currently a Professor in Geoinformation programme, at the Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Her main research interest is to link field data with remote sensing technology to study large scale vegetation processes and functioning including their role to achieve low carbon cities and managing atmospheric pollution.

Prof. Le Yu

Le Yu, received the B.Sc. degree in geographic information systems in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in remote sensing in 2010, both from Zhejiang University, China. He is currently an Associate Professor with Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University. His research interests focus on cropland mapping and land cover/land use change.

Dr. Tan Kian Pang

Kian Pang Tan, received his B.Sc. degree in remote sensing in 2010, and the Ph.D degree in remote sensing in 2014, both from Unitersiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is currently a senior analyst at Refinitiv Agriculture Research. His research interests focus on oil palm primary productivity studies and crop production forecasts.

Ms. Sherry Jiang

Sherry Jiang, received her Master of Translation and Interpreting from Liaoning University. She is currently the Managing Editor of Land. She is committed to advancing open access journals.


Webinar: 16 April 2021 19:00pm


Time CST

Jinwei Dong

Opening Remarks and Brief Introduction of GLP RS WG


Kasturi Devi Kanniah

Earth Observation Technology for Monitoring Environmental Sustainability of Oil Palm Plantations


Le Yu

Global Oil Palm Plantation Mapping


Tan Kian Pang

Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications: Practical Solutions for the Oil Palm Industry


Sherry Jiang

Land Introduction


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Relevant Special Issue

Advances in Sustainable Forest Management

Guest Editors: Dr. Vilanova and Dr. Ameyaw
Submission Deadline: 31 October 2021

Advances in Remote Sensing for Crop Monitoring and Yield Estimation

Guest Editors: Dr. Chen, Dr. Jin and Prof. Dr. Yu
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021

Oil Palm Landscapes: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues and Solutions

Guest Editors: Dr. Harpinder Sandhu and Prof. Andrew Millington
Submission Deadline: 28 Feburary 2022

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