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Professor Auxiliar com Agregação da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) e doutorado em Ciências da Engenharia Geográfica, pela Universidade do Porto e pela Universidade de Delft (Holanda), tendo apresenta a tese “Potential of integrating PSInSAR Methodologies in the Detection of Surface Deformation”. Atualmente, é Investigador (membro integrado) do Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRISS), do INESC TEC/Polo UTAD, e investigador (colaborador) do CITAB (Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences). Nos últimos anos tem-se dedicado, sobretudo, à utilização de Veículos Aéreos Não Tripulados (UAV) para aplicações agroflorestais. Utiliza imagens aéreas de elevada resolução, obtidas por diferentes sensores (RGB, NIR, Multiespectrais, Hiperespectrais e Térmicos) para, usando técnicas de processamento de imagem e desenvolvimento de algoritmos, extrair informações e parâmetros relevantes, sobretudo, na vinha, soutos e olivais. Estas técnicas são, no entanto, extensíveis à deteção e monitorização de grande parte das espécies arbóreas, que integram as nossas florestas, e de vegetação rasteira. É autor de várias publicações em revistas internacionais da especialidade do Remote Sensing. Participa em vários projetos de investigação, destacando-se o PARRA (Plataforma integrAda de monitoRização e avaliação da doença da flavescência douRada na vinha), em que é líder por parte da UTAD (SI I&DT, aviso Nº 08/SI/2015, Projeto em Co-Promoção, parceiros do projeto: TEKEVER ASDS - empresa líder, UTAD, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, INIAV, Agrociência. Montante total atribuído 1.602.245,58€) e é membro do projeto Plataforma de Inovação da Vinha e do Vinho, linha Remote sensing and detection of grapevine diseases (Projeto I&DT pelo Norte2020, com um financiamento global de 4.500.000,00 €).

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2021

Multivariate Outlier Detection in Postprocessing of Multi-temporal PS-InSAR Results using Deep Learning

Authors
Aguiar, P; Cunha, A; Bakon, M; Ruiz Armenteros, AM; Sousa, JJ;

Publication
Procedia Computer Science

Abstract

2021

QVigourMap: A GIS Open Source Application for the Creation of Canopy Vigour Maps

Authors
Duarte, L; Teodoro, AC; Sousa, JJ; Padua, L;

Publication
Agronomy

Abstract
In a precision agriculture context, the amount of geospatial data available can be difficult to interpret in order to understand the crop variability within a given terrain parcel, raising the need for specific tools for data processing and analysis. This is the case for data acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), in which the high spatial resolution along with data from several spectral wavelengths makes data interpretation a complex process regarding vegetation monitoring. Vegetation Indices (VIs) are usually computed, helping in the vegetation monitoring process. However, a crop plot is generally composed of several non-crop elements, which can bias the data analysis and interpretation. By discarding non-crop data, it is possible to compute the vigour distribution for a specific crop within the area under analysis. This article presents QVigourMaps, a new open source application developed to generate useful outputs for precision agriculture purposes. The application was developed in the form of a QGIS plugin, allowing the creation of vigour maps, vegetation distribution maps and prescription maps based on the combination of different VIs and height information. Multi-temporal data from a vineyard plot and a maize field were used as case studies in order to demonstrate the potential and effectiveness of the QVigourMaps tool. The presented application can contribute to making the right management decisions by providing indicators of crop variability, and the outcomes can be used in the field to apply site-specific treatments according to the levels of vigour.

2021

Monitoring of an embankment dam in southern Spain based on Sentinel-1 Time-series InSAR

Authors
Ruiz Armenteros, AM; Marchamalo Sacrsitan, M; Bakon, M; Lamas Fernandez, F; Delgado, JM; Sanchez Ballesteros, V; Papco, J; Gonzalez Rodrigo, B; Lazecky, M; Perissin, D; Sousa, JJ;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 2020 (CENTERIS/PROJMAN/HCIST 2020)

Abstract
Deformation monitoring is a common practice in most of dams to ensure their structural health and safety status. Systematic monitoring is frequently carried out by means of geotechnical sensors and geodetic techniques that, although very precise an accurate, can be time-consuming and economically costly. Remote sensing techniques are proved to be very effective in assessing deformation. Changes in the structure, shell or associated infrastructures of dams, including adjacent slopes, can be efficiently recorded by using satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar Inteferometry (InSAR) techniques, in particular, Muti-Temporal InSAR time-series analyses. This is a mature technology nowadays but not very common as a routine procedure for dam monitoring. Today, thanks to the availability of spaceborne satellites with high spatial resolution SAR images and short revisit times, this technology is a powerful cost-effective way to monitor millimeter-level displacements of the dam structure and its surroundings. What is more, the potential of the technique is increased since the Copernicus C-band SAR Sentinel-1 satellites are in orbit, due to the high revisit time of 6 days and the free data availability. ReMoDams is a Spanish research project devoted to provide the deformation monitoring of several embankments dams using advances time-series InSAR techniques. One of these dams is The Arenoso dam, located in the province of Cordova (southern Spain). This dam has been monitored using Sentinel-1 SAR data since the beginning of the mission in 2014. In this paper, we show the processing of 382 SLC SAR images both in ascending and descending tracks until March 2019. The results indicate that the main displacement of the dam in this period is in the vertical direction with a rate in the order of -1 cm/year in the central part of the dam body. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

2021

Simple method for identification of forest windthrows from Sentinel-1 SAR data incorporating PCA

Authors
Lazecky, M; Wadhwa, S; Mlcousek, M; Sousa, JJ;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES 2020 (CENTERIS/PROJMAN/HCIST 2020)

Abstract
We present outcomes from our experimental work towards identification of forest segments in Czech Jeseniky mountains damaged by a hurricane event on March 17, 2018. We have specifically processed Sentinel-1 satellite radar data and identified a functional methodology of extracting extents of the affected segments. The backscatter intensity of the damaged forest segments in Sentinel-1 images does not change significantly, subject to the sensitivity of the instrument. We have identified that a careful preprocessing of the data can lead to a state of possibility to identify edges of the affected areas in one of Principal Components (PC) generated from a set of dual-polarisation images before and after the event. In our case, these features were clearly visible in PC3 that was used in post-processing chain incorporating strong spatial filtering and edge detection routines. The identified damaged forest segments were validated by mapping during visiting one of the areas and by a comparison with multispectral satellite imagery, from data taken following year (as the damaged forest areas were already cleared and not regenerated). The approach can bring advantage in possibility of early preliminary mapping of the forest damages. (C) 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

2020

Digital Reconstitution of Road Traffic Accidents: A Flexible Methodology Relying on UAV Surveying and Complementary Strategies to Support Multiple Scenarios

Authors
Padua, L; Sousa, J; Vanko, J; Hruska, J; Adao, T; Peres, E; Sousa, A; Sousa, JJ;

Publication
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Abstract
The reconstitution of road traffic accidents scenes is a contemporary and important issue, addressed both by private and public entities in different countries around the world. However, the task of collecting data on site is not generally focused on with the same orientation and relevance. Addressing this type of accident scenario requires a balance between two fundamental yet competing concerns: (1) information collecting, which is a thorough and lengthy process and (2) the need to allow traffic to flow again as quickly as possible. This technical note proposes a novel methodology that aims to support road traffic authorities/professionals in activities involving the collection of data/evidences of motor vehicle collision scenarios by exploring the potential of using low-cost, small-sized and light-weight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). A high number of experimental tests and evaluations were conducted in various working conditions and in cooperation with the Portuguese law enforcement authorities responsible for investigating road traffic accidents. The tests allowed for concluding that the proposed method gathers all the conditions to be adopted as a near future approach for reconstituting road traffic accidents and proved to be: faster, more rigorous and safer than the current manual methodologies used not only in Portugal but also in many countries worldwide.

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thesis

2020

Elearning implementation at small universities

Author
Carlos Manuel Rodrigues Soares Vaz

Institution
UTAD

2020

Hyperspectral data analysis for agriculture applications

Author
Jonas Hruska

Institution
UTAD

2020

Irrigation management in olive groves with support of geomatics

Author
Pedro Miguel Mota Marques

Institution
UTAD

2020

Unmanned aerial systems, biomass estimation, dendrometric parameters, sustainable forest management, precision forestry

Author
Nathalie dos Santos Guimarães

Institution
UTAD

2020

Automatic analysis of UAS-based multi-temporal data as support to a precision agroforestry management system

Author
Luís Filipe Machado Pádua

Institution
UTAD