Secondments

Staff to be exchanged in work package 2 – HUEX tool

The work is managed by PUC-Rio on a topic that has been subject of research in almost all the research units. The specific expertise in urban remote sensing coming from UNIPV is recognized by having an ER from UNIPV supervising the final optimization of the code, while ESR from the other partner institutions provide a continuous support to the host institution. All the staff involved in this exchange need to be trained in human settlement analysis in remotely sensed images, and to have good programming skills. Issues dealing with parallel implementation are dealt with the help of the UEX staff, who is expected to move to PUC-Rio later on with respect to the other staff exchange from European partners. Staff from LUH and CNES will work in pair, to discuss and implement issues related to the connection of the tool in development with the ORFEO Toolbox on the one side and the GeoAIDA framework on the other one.

Staff exchanged in work package 3 – DERA tool

The leadership of INPE in Amazonian related projects, and the ongoing collaboration of INPE with PUC-Rio on the same topic should help in the development of the DERA tool. The work will be started by a visit from an Experience Researcher by UEX to PUC-Rio in order to address issues corresponding to the parallelization of tools currently in use the TerraAmazon application. Following this phase, as for the HUEX tool, staff from LUH and CNES will work while being hosted by INPE in pair, to discuss and implement issues related to the integration in ORFEO Toolbox and GeoAIDA. An Early Stage Researcher by UNIPV will add information available via the VHR interpretation capabilities available in BREC to the tool during a one year stay in INPE facilities. Finally, the development will be completed under the supervision of an Experienced Researcher coming from CNES.

Staff to be exchanged in work package 4 – ERVU tool

The experience by UNIPV in its joint activities with the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE) will help in coordinate the development of the ERVU tool, which is scheduled to start when the work for the HUEX tool is well under way, on Month 19. A that time an Experienced Researcher from INPE will move to UNIPV in order to profit from the ongoing activities in WP2 and start the work for the ERVU tool. He/she will come back to UNIPV by the end of the project to conclude and complete the realization task. An annual visit by an Early Stage Researcher by PUC-Rio is also scheduled in the meantime, bringing to the development at UNIPV the knowledge coming from the InterImage and the GeoAIDA framework and allowing the final tool to be fully integrated. The INPE ER should be already aware of the BREC features developed by UNIPV while the ESR by PUC-Rio should be working already on InterImage and GeoAIDA programming.

Staff to be exchanged in work package 5 – FLOV tool

The development of the FLOV tool is expected to happen at CNES by means of the work by local researchers and researchers from INPE and PUC-Rio. In a similar and parallel implementation as in WP3, the activities in WP4 will be started by an Experienced Researcher from PUC-Rio moving to CNES. He/she will come back to the same location by the end of the project to conclude and complete the realization task. An annual visit by an Early Stage Researcher by INPE to CNES is also scheduled in the meantime, bringing to the development in Pavia the knowledge coming from the TerraLib framework and allowing the final tool to be fully integrated in both the ORFEO Toolbox and TerraLib framework. The PUC-Rio ER should be expert in InterImage to help porting these features to the ORFEO Toolbox developed by CNES while the ESR by INPE should be working already on TerraLib and TerraAmazon programming.

Staff to be exchanged in work package 6 – POER tool

The WP will be managed by LUH and will profit by the visit by two early Stage Researchers by INPE and PUC-Rio. They will work one after the other to exploit the tools developed in the first part of the project schedule and adapt them to the usage required by the POER tool. Since it is more a redefinition than a real development of completely new tools, two ESR are enough, and no ER visit is required. However, LUH staff will work in strict cooperation with visiting ESRs, who need to be fluent in programming and in the GeoAIDA open software framework.

Staff to be exchanged in work package 7 – Training on parallel computing

The specific training considered in this WP is meant to complement the activities performed by means of visits by UEX staff to the Brazilian partners. This WP will therefore involve the vist of two Early Stage Researchers, one from INPE and one from PUC-Rio, to UEX for this specific task. Both of these ESR need to be qualified in programming and with enough background on the specific issues related to the open software they are working on in the institution to profit from the visit to UEX as much as possible.