Monitoring soil contamination by imaging spectroscopy
Proposer: Sophie Fabre
For about two centuries, the rapid industrialization and associated demographic growth have led to increased environmental contamination related to human activities.
Depending on their toxicity and persistence in the environment, contaminants can alter the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and ecosystem. Over the last decades, promising solutions based on remote sensing have emerged for monitoring contaminant impacts on soils and plants, from the field to higher scale applications. A wide variety of approaches have been proposed for detecting and assessing soil contamination directly via its impacts on soil properties or indirectly by its effects on vegetation health and associated traits (e.g. biochemical, biophysical, structural, phenological, morphological). These approaches open the way to survey contaminated areas and characterize the impacts of anthropogenic activities on the environment. This Special Session aims to present original researches that specifically address various aspects of soil contamination monitoring over space and time using imaging spectroscopy sensors, platforms and missions.