Hervé Yésou received his Ph.D in 1993 in "merging of remote sensing data for geological applications" from the University of Strasbourg. A member of SERTIT', Herve Yesou is a remote sensing specialist in charge of the hazards and environmental applications. In the 90's, he participated to major EO programs through pilot projects on the exploitation of SAR and optical data: ERS1-2, SPOT 4 MIR and SPOT 5 SIR C/X-SAR for ADRO Radarsat. He was coordinator for an ENVISAT project on wetland monitoring in France and Poland as well as the ESA Water and Fire project on the exploitation of SAR time series and VHR optical data. He is now PI for ALOS and Cosmo Skymed Pilot projects. Since 2000 he has been the external expert for CNES on the definition of VHR future sensors, participating to the ORFEO thematic group on Risks and Humanitarian. For CNES, he also conducted a study on thematic feasibility of GEO-LEO system for risk management. He has been the European leader of the Flood DRAGON project (2004-2008), he is now conducting the Wetland-Flood” DRAGON 2 project.
He is a key member of the SERTIT rapid mapping service, being involved in the Space and Major Disaster Charter action, triggered after major floods such as Gard 2002; Haiti 2004; Romania 2005, Katrina 2005, or earthquakes, Algers 2003, Tsunami 2004; Pakistan 2005, Central European Flooding 2006, Nargis-Maynmar 2008, Haïti 2008. He was also involved in few exercises for Civil Defence, EUROMED 2007, Richter 2008, or within the former EU GMOSS network (GNEX06, GNEX 07).
Since 1990, the obtained results lead to numerous publications with:
- Reviewed journal papers (17)
- Conference presentations / abstracts (more than 110)
- Scientific and technical reports (81)
ANDREOLI R. , YÉSOU Y. , LI J., DESNOS Y-L. , SHIFENG H. , DE FRAIPONT P, 2006 : Poyang Lake (Jiangxi Province, Pop. Rep. of China) Area Variations between January 2004 and June 2006 Using ENVISAT Low and Medium Resolution Time Series. Journ. GIS. Vol 13, 01-02, 24-35
LI JIREN, N YÉSOU H, MALOSTI R, ANDREOLI R, HUANG S , XIN J, CATTANEO , 2008: Near Real time exploitation of ENVISAT for flood monitoring in PR China during the 2005,2006 and 2007 raining and typhoons seasons. Final results of the Dragon Programme, ESA Special Publication (SP-655).
ANDREOLI R YÉSOU H, 2007: Assessment of the change detection procedure dedicated to flood monitoring using Wide Swath mode data. Final results of the Dragon Programme, ESA Special Publication (SP-655)
ALLENBACH B., BESSIS JL, FAVARD JC, S., BESTAULT C., CLANDILLON S., FELLAH K, HENRY J-B., MEYER C., SCIUS H., THOLEY N., YÉSOU H., DE FRAIPONT P : 2004 La filiére spatiale au service des risques. ISTED Systéme d'information géographique et gestion des risques. 85*-92.
YESOU H, C. MEYER, S. CLANDILLON et P. DE FRAIPONT, 2001 : Apport des futures données haute et très haute résolution du satellite SPOT 5 pour la gestion de l'espace : Bull. SFPT.164-165, 162-136.
YESOU H., C. MEYER, S. CLANDILLON et P. DE FRAIPONT, 2001 : Apport des données simulées SPOT 5 pour la gestion du risque inondation. Bull. SFPT. 151-161
MEYER C., P. GELDREICH et YESOU H., 2001 : Apport des données simulées SPOT 5 pour l'évaluation des dégâts de tempête dans la forât Cas de la forêt de Haguenau (Alsace, France) Bull. SFPT. 164-165,, 162-173.
YÉSOU H., P. CHASTANET, P. DE FRAIPONT,P. DOSSMANN, N. STOCK, J. BÉQUIGNON 2001:Mapping Floods in France, Backscatter ,vol 12, 3, 23_26.
HOUSSA R., PION J.C. and YESOU H., 1996 - Effects of granulometric and mineralogical composition on spectral reflectance of soils in sahelian area. J. Photogrammetry Remote Sensing, 51, 284-298
YESOU H., BESNUS Y. et ROLET J., 1994 - Perception of a geological body using multisources remotely sensed data - The relative influence of the spectral content and of the spatial resolution. Int. Jour. Remote Sensing, 15, 12, 2495-2510.
YESOU H., BESNUS Y. et ROLET J., 1993 - Extraction of spectral information from Landsat TM data and merger with SPOT panchromatic imagery. A contribution to the study of geological structures. ISPRS, J. Photo Remote Sensing, 48, 23-36.
YESOU H., BESNUS Y., ROLET J., PION J.C. et AING A., 1993 - Merging SEASAT and SPOT imagery for the study of geological structure in a temperate agricultural region. Rem Sens Environment , 43, 265-279