Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society annually sponsors the
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS),
the premier world conference on this topic. Held annually
with alternate years in North American and International venues,
this prestigious meeting has become an international focus
of remote sensing programs, applications and activities. Each
year it draws hundreds of scientists and engineers from around
the world to become familiar with current research and technology
and to discuss instruments, techniques, models, uses and programs
of global interest.
year's conference was held in Toulouse, France. ECSU was represented
by Dr. Linda Hayden, CERSER
PI and Mrs. Keisha Wilkins, CERSER
Research Associate, who both made poster presentations during
the conference. Tours of Toulouse
and additional sights in transit provided an excellent chance
for the representatives to interact with the people os Europe.
Toulouse is home to the French National Space Agency (CNES)
and one of the world's largest aircraft assembly facilities,
Aerospatiale. Toulouse offered the IGARSS attendees insight
into vast technology advances.
Charles Luther, President of the IEEE-GRSS delivered an address
on the accomplishments and goals of the society. Included
in his remarks were statements about the application by ECSU
for a chapter. Listen to his statements here.
year's theme was Learning Earth's Shapes and Colors.
149 topics were arranged into
7 sections, including:
of Remote Sensing
Mission and Programs
Geoscience, Modeling, & Processing
Processing & Algorithms
Societal Issues, & Education Initiatives