On July 10-15, 2016, Dr. Linda Hayden, Principal Investigator of the Center of Excellence for Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) at Elizabeth City State University attended the 2016 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in Beijing, China. With a history of about 3000 years, and the last 1000 years as the capital city of China, Beijing has many Chinese historical sites, such as the largest royal palace – the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Jingshen and Beihai Parks, the Summer Palace, and the Great Wall.
There were many opportunities to discuss remote sensing with Chinese researchers at IGARSS 2016. Chinese scholars and students from Universities and research institutions attended the symposium.
The theme of this year’s symposium was “Advancing the understanding of our living planet”. The earth is a living planet and its interior, its surface, and its atmosphere are constantly changing. The rules and principles of the changes are still a mystery. The symposium provided an open, free, and cross disciplinary platform for discussing and advancing our knowledge in understanding the planet Earth.
IGARSS Trip Reports: Ms. Jennah Seaver, Mr. Cornelius Holness