Session themes (sessions 1-4 on Thursday, sessions 5-7 on Friday):

1. Drone technology and innovations
2. Special sensors in agriculture and forestry
3. DroneKnowledge – Towards real time drone applications in agriculture and forestry
4. Future prospects I
5. Agricultural applications of drone technology
6. Forestry applications of drone technology
7. Future prospects II

All sessions consists of presentation slots that will be filled based on received abstracts. Each slot is 15 minutes in total: 12 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for the discussion.

The program outline may be slightly altered depending on the requested talks.

Thursday’s program will be in English, but on Friday we will also have presentations in Finnish.

Detailed program

Instructions for presenters

Thursday 29.11.2018

9:00Registration and coffee
10:00Opening ceremony
10:10Keynote speaker 1: Dr. Lammert Kooistra, Quantifying plant traits in agronomic field experiments from high-resolution UAV images
11:00a short break
11:10Overcoming tehnical boundaries: presenting the latest innovations in drone industries (Session 1)
12:00Lunch (free)
13:00Beyond RGB: Exploring vegetation patterns with hyperspectral imaging and Lidar (Session 2)
14:00a short break
14:10Keynote speaker 2: Prof. Antonio Maria Garcia Tommaselli, The potential of drone-based remote sensing for digital agriculture in tropical areas
15:00Coffee and posters
15:30Fast real-time and post-processing based geometric and radiometric data calibration and processing chains (Session 3)
16:30a short break
16:40­Looking to the future I: new research directions made possible by drones (Session 4)
18:00End of scientific program
19:00Congress dinner (Naantali Spa, extra fee)

Friday 30.11.2018

9:00Keynote speaker 3: Juha Jumppanen, Drones in forest management planning and producing virtual forests
9:30Keynote speaker 4: Jussi Knaapi, From pieces of data to functional ecosystem
10:20Farmers' roadmap to efficient use of drones in smart agriculture (Session 5)
1. NDVI- maps - Can drones really beat satellites or on-board- sensors ?  A Seinäjoki UAS  Case-study
2. Drone data management and distribution from a farmer's point of view
11:20Networking session
12:00Lunch (free)
13:00Flight show
14:00Drone technology for forest owners: how to make the most out of your data (Session 6)
15:00Coffee and posters
15:30Looking to the future II: the extended value of aerial imagery in the supply chain of forestry and agricultural products (Session 7)
16:00Closing remarks, a Q&A session
16:30Program ends