SLOPE and BiRT Workshop

Hyperspectral imaging

Renewable Resources, Biomaterials and food

UFT Tulln - 2015-03-20


Within the frame of the FP7 SLOPE project (Integrated processing and control systems for sustainable forest production in mountain areas) and the BiRT (Bio- Resources & Technologies Tulln) Workshop Series, a Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging at BOKU-UFT in Tulln was held on Friday, 20th of March 2015.

We thank all lecturers, poster presenters and participants very much for their participation of the first Interdepartmental Transdiciplinary Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna at 20.03.2015.

58 registered participants from 11 countries (Belgium, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and finally Austria), from 13 Universities or Research Institutions (Carinthian Tech Research - CTR; Corvinus University Budapest; Indian Institute for Remote sensing - Indian Space Reseach Organisation; Innventia; Kompetenzzentrum Holz - Wood-kplus; Museum of Natural History Vienna; Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin; University of Applied Arts Vienna - Technical Chemistry und Science Visualization; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna - BOKU; University of Strathclyde - Gasgow; University Vienna - Anthropology; Vienna University of Technology - TU), from 4 companies, which contributed to the WS with presentations and/or demos (Eigenvector Research, EVK Graz, GAMAYA SA, Headwall Photonics) and from 8 out of 15 BOKU departments (Department of Chemistry, Department of Crop Science, Department of Agrobiotechnology, Department of Forest and Soil Science, Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Department of Food Science and Technology, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research) participated the event.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is the combination of imaging and spectroscopy. Spectroscopic analysis deals with the entire light spectrum from visible to infrared with light intensity captured as a function of wavelength. By HSI hundreds of spectroscopic bands in each pixel of an image can be gathered. Different chemical compounds are characterized by specific reflections and absorbances representing spectroscopic signatures. The layered spectroscopic signatures at a given location containing up to hundreds of layers of spectra (combined to the so called ,hypercube‘) are typically analyzed by statistical procedures like PCA or PLS to identify specific combinations of spectra typical for a given chemical compound. Multivariate Image Analysis (MIA) applied to the resulting spatial representations of the signatures allow for the detection and spatial interpretation of the defined features.

Having a long tradition in airborne imaging, during the last years, HSI has been increasingly applied in many different fields of sciences (e.g. Life Sciences, Food Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Biology, Materials Science).

The aim of the workshop was especially to explore the potential of HSI for the analysis of
- wood
- food
- and other renewable biomaterials

SLOPE and BiRT Workshop on Hyperspectral Imaging

Friday, 20th March 2015

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Konrad Lorenz Straße 24, 3430 Tulln a.d. Donau

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Department of Chemistry - VIRIS

Konrad Lorenz Straße 24
3430 Tulln a.d. Donau

Dr. Andreas Zitek