Final Programme

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PDF Document Download the final Programme as PDF (status: 23 April 2015)
Note that the programme may still be subject to changes until the last minute. You will always find the most recent programme status online.

Technical Programme

ISRSE-36 has called for papers on the following themes:

  • Agriculture and Food Security [AGRI]
  • Forests, Biodiversity and Terrestrial Ecosystems [BIOD]
  • Atmosphere, Weather and Climate [ATMC]
  • Natural Disasters Monitoring, Warning and Response [DISA]
  • Energy and Geology [ENGY]
  • Water Cycle [WACY]
  • Marine and Coastal Environment, Resources and Dynamics [MARI]
  • Polar and Cold Regions [POLA]
  • Socioeconomic Issues including Health, Urbanization and Human Heritage [SOCI]
  • Data and Information Systems and Spatial Data Infrastructures [DATA]
  • Airborne and Innovative Remote Sensing Platforms and Techniques [SENS]
  • National, Regional and International Programs including Education and Outreach [PROG].

Some 400 papers have been accepted as oral presentations and will be conducted in up to eight parallel sessions. Approx. 200 poster will be presented as posters during dedicated poster sessions in the conference schedule.

PDF Document List of Technical Session Chairs (now also included in the Online Programme)

Plenary Sessions

In addition to the technical programme, 5 dedicated plenary sessions are being held, intended to address more strategic issues in Remote Sensing of the Environment. Numerous high-ranking experts and leaders in Remote Sensing have already confirmed their participation and will ensure interesting insights and visionary discussions:

PLEN-1 – The Perspectives of Space Agencies

  • Volker Liebig, Director Earth Observation, ESA
  • Michael Freilich, Earth Science Division Director, NASA
  • Gerd Gruppe, Member of the Executive Bord, DLR Space Administration
  • Chu Ishida, Senior Chief Officer for Satellite Applications Space Technology Directorate, JAXA
  • Alain Ratier, Director General, EUMETSAT
  • Stephen Volz, Director Satellite and Information Service, NOAA
  • Guo Huadong, Director-General of the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth RADI

PLEN-2 – Global Earth Observations for Leveraging the Essential Climate Variables Essential Climate Variables and the IPCC

PLEN-3 – The Copernicus Era

  • Introducing Copernicus – Vision, Status, Outlook, Philippe Brunet, EC
  • User report 1: “Copernicus in our operations”, Chris Steenmans, European Environmental Agency
  • User report 2: “Copernicus in our operations”, Jörg Roos, European Commission, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
  • Copernicus – opportunities for science, Wolfram Mauser, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • “Growth” by Copernicus – an SME perspective, Geoff Sawyer, European Association of Remote Sensing Companies

PLEN-4 – Global Trends and Challenges in Remote Sensing Technology

  • New Approaches in SAR Imaging, Alberto Moreira, DLR
  • Optical Imaging from the ISS, Keith Beckett, Urthecast
  • The Use of UAVs for Remote Sensing Applications: Current Examples and Future Trends, Kyriacos Themistocleous, Cyprus University of Technology
  • Micro-satellite for Hyperspectral Imaging, Goh Cher Hiang, National University of Singapore
  • Cloud based Geo-platforms – a new business model to simplify the geo business, Manfred Krischke, CloudEO
  • Google Earth Engine: Massive earth observation data access and processing, David Thau, Google

PLEN-5 – Perspectives on the Future of Global Earth Observation

Side Events

A couple of Side Events will complement the symposium programme. Various special sessions, workshops and other meetings related to Remote Sensing of the environment are being planned. Please check for more information.