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Major Remote Sensing Symposium Held In London

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The Fourth European Symposium on Aerospace Remote Sensing will be held at the Institution of Electrical Engineers in London, U.K. during the week of 22-26 September 1997. Some 450 specialists in remote sensing from all over the world will be attending.

The programme includes the following sessions:

 

Sensors, Systems and Next Generation Satellites - Monday 22 Sept. 09.10 - 18.00 hrs. Tuesday 23 Sept. 09.00 - 16.50 hrs. Wednesday 24 Sept. 08.30 - 17.50 hrs. Thursday 25 Sept. 09.00 - 16.30 hrs.

 

Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing - Monday 22 Sept. 14.00 - 18.10 hrs. Tuesday 23 Sept. 08.45 - 16.30 hrs.

 

Remote Sensing for Geology, Land Management and Cultural Heritage - Monday 22 Sept. 14.10 - 17.45 hrs. Tuesday 23 Sept. 09.00 - 11.50 hrs.

 

Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems - Tuesday 23 Sept. 09.10 - 16.20 hrs. Wednesday 24 Sept. 08.45 - 12.15 hrs.

 

Remote Sensing for the Ocean and Sea Ice - Tuesday 23 Sept. 14.00 - 17.25 hrs. Wednesday 24 Sept. 08.45 - 12.45 hrs.

 

Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere - Tuesday 23 Sept. 09.00 - 17.40 hrs. Wednesday 24 Sept. 09.00 - 15.50 hrs. Thursday 25 Sept. 09.00 - 13.00 hrs.

 

Laser Radar Techniques (Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar) - Wednesday 24 Sept. 08.30 - 18.00 hrs. Thursday 25 Sept. 08.45 - 14.40 hrs. Friday 26 Sept. 08.45 - 12.30 hrs.

 

Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Hydrology - Wednesday 24 Sept. 14.10 - 17.10 hrs. Thursday 25 Sept. 09.00 - 17.00 hrs. Friday 26 Sept. 09.00 - 12.00 hrs.

 

SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Image Analysis, Modelling and Techniques - Thursday 25 Sept. 09.15 - 18.00 hrs. Friday 26 Sept. 09.30 - 12.45 hrs.

 

Among the applications of modern space-based technology are:

  • The cloud-piercing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) used by the European Remote Sensing Satellites ERS-1 and -2, the Canadian Radarsat, the Japanese JERS-1 and on board the space shuttle. (SAR Image Analysis Sessions)

  • Space Laser Ranging (SLR) which is used for determining distances and accurate orbits for satellites and space debris; and LIDAR which uses lasers to study conditions in different layers of the atmosphere. (Laser Radar Techniques Sessions)

     

Other highlights of the symposium include:

 

  • Presentations on the following future space-borne remote sensing missions:

    • ESA's Earth Explorer missions (Monday 22 Sept. a.m.).

    • NASA's Mission To Planet Earth satellites EOS-AM1, EOS-AM2, Landsat-7, and Earth Orbiter-1. (Tuesday 23 Sept. a.m.)

  • Discussion of results from the space shuttle LITE mission (Wednesday 24 Sept. a.m.), the Laser Altimeter -01 and -02 missions and the two LIDARS on board the Mir space station. (Thursday 25 Sept. a.m.)

  • Discussion of the results from the Japanese ADEOS satellite which failed last June. (Monday 22 Sept. p.m.)

     

Among the large number of U.K. participants are:

Dr. Joanna Haigh, from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, who is chairing the session on Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere. Co-chair of this session is Roger Saunders from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Reading.

Professor Chris Oliver of the Defence Research Agency, Malvern, is chairing the SAR Image Analysis, Modelling and Techniques session. Co-chairmen of this session are Professor Shaun Quegan from the University of Sheffield and Dr Min-Joong Kim from University College London.

 

Notes

The symposium has been jointly organised by the European Optical Society and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Other sponsors are the National Research Council of Italy and the American space agency NASA.

The European Optical Society is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to contribute to progress in optics and related sciences. The SPIE is also a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing engineering and scientific applications of electro-optical systems and technology.

 

Contact

Prior to the symposium, information may be obtained from Direct Communications GmbH, Xantener Strasse 22, D-10707 Berlin, Germany. Tel: +49 30-881-5047. Fax: +49 30-8868-2946. E-mail: Karin Burger on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The symposium will be held at the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL. During the symposium, delegates may be contacted by telephoning +44 (0)171-344-5394.

 

U.K Contacts:

 

Dr. Joanna Haigh, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Tel: +44 (0)171-594-7671. Fax: +44 (0)171-594-7900. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Professor Chris Oliver, DRA, Malvern, Tel: +44 (0)1684-895165 Fax: +44 (0)1684-894481 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dr Min-Joong Kim, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE. Tel: +44 (0)171-419-3281. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Professor Shaun Quegan, Sheffield Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN. Tel: +44 (0)114-222-3778. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


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