SilviLaser 2015 - ISPRS Geospatial Week


The proceedings can now be download here

SilviLaser 2015

28-30 September 2015, La Grande Motte, France

SilviLaser 2015 will be the 14th conference in a series focussing on Lidar Applications for Assessing and Managing Forest Ecosystems. The Conference will bring together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of Lidar to improve our understanding of forest ecosystem functioning and facilitate their sustainable management through improved forest assessment and inventory. It also aims to strengthen and develop new linkages between researchers, data providers and product end users.

Organized jointly with the ISPRS Laser Scanning Conference, Silvilaser 2015 will provide an opportunity to foster cross-fertilization of ideas and methodologies between the two science communities. The joint conference will be part of the ISPRS Geospatial Week and will be the main event of the week. Further information on the other ISPRS Geospatial Week events can be found on the Geospatial week website.

History & Future

Previous SilviLaser conferences have taken place in:

  • Canada (Victoria, 2002 & Vancouver, 2012)
  • Australia (Brisbane, 2002 & Hobart, 2011)
  • Sweden (Umeå, 2003)
  • Germany (Frieburg, 2004 & 2010)
  • USA (Blacksburg-VA, 2005 & College Station-TX, 2009)
  • Japan (Matsuyama, 2006)
  • Finland (Espoo, 2007)
  • United Kingdom (Edinburgh, 2008)
  • China (Beijing, 2013)

In 2012 it was decided to run SilviLaser every two years in alternation with ForestSAT, an international conference focusing on the applications of forest geomatics. SilviLaser 2015, follows on ForestSAT 2014 and is the first in the SilviLaser conference series planned according to the new schedule.

Supported by

IUFRO Division 4 & Division 8 - Working Party 8.01.02 - Landscape Ecology

Agropolis Fondation under the reference ID 1500-012 through the "Investissements d’avenir" program (Labex Agro:ANR-10-LABX-0001-01)

Organized by

The French Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SFPT)