Standardizing Remote Sensing Data Collection at FEMA

During a disastrous event such as a major hurricane, wildfire, catastrophic flooding or a destructive earthquake, first responders must quickly understand the magnitude and the nature of the event and its impacts upon citizens and communities. Remotely sensed data can be crucial for preliminary awareness about the scope of such a disaster. That is why the USA’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has implemented a tool called the Area of Interest (AOI) Tasker to automatically identify and prioritize areas that require collection of satellite and aerial imagery. It was used for the first time during the 2018 hurricane and wildfire... (read more)
2019-02-14 11:14:08

Remote Sensing Technology Reveals WWII Escape Tunnel

A team of archaeologists and geoscientists using remote sensing techniques have discovered an escape tunnel in Lithuania dating from World War II. The narrow tunnel is 35 metres long and was hand-dug by Jewish prisoners who were being held captive at Ponar. Up to 100,000 people – most of them Lithuanian and Polish Jews –are estimated to have been massacred by the Nazis at the site in the Ponar forest, just outside the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, between 1941 and 1944. Hand-dug Tunnel According to the researchers, in 1943, as Soviet forces were closing in on the region, the German... (read more)
2016-06-30 10:35:04

Remote Sensing Adds Value to Mining Industry

LOOKNorth has released an overview of Northern Canada’s mining industry. The overview is intended to provide a context for assessing the utility of remote sensing technologies for mining applications, as well as insight into potential commercial opportunities in Northern mining for the remote sensing technology sector. LOOKNorth is an initiative to help the natural resource sector to accomplish their project goals in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The overview is titled Mining in the Canadian North. In the context of increasing global demand and declining reserves, industry is turning to the untapped resource potential of increasingly remote and... (read more)
2013-01-22 05:14:03

IDS GeoRadar Introduces Remote Sensing Monitoring System

IDS GeoRadar, a leading provider of interferometric technology solutions and multi-frequency, multi-channel Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) worldwide, has launched HYDRA-G, a radar-based technology solution specifically developed to support construction companies and geotechnical engineers in monitoring civil structures and cut-slopes. HYDRA-G is a compact, remote sensing monitoring system able to provide real time monitoring of sub-millimetric deformations in buildings, dams, tunnels, and cut-slopes, and trigger early-warning alerts in case of impending collapses to evacuate people and machinery at risk. C&H has been among the first companies to invest in the technology for civil structure and cut-slope monitoring. Since the very first phases... (read more)
2017-10-18 08:43:07

African Remote Sensing Technology Market Research

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded Global Marketing Insights, Inc. a contract to complete a market research study of the African Remote Sensing Market in aerial and satellite data technologies. This USGS study includes a five and ten year analysis of the Political, Economic and Technical Trends impacting the African Remote Sensing Professions; Academic, Commercial and Government Users. A key segment of this research will be completed by collecting information from respondents on-line. The surveys encompass political and economic trend information impacting the remote sensing industry, as well as applications usage, and data needs concerning Aerial Film, Aerial Digital, Aerial Sensors,... (read more)
2008-01-09 02:09:33

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Image Processing Workshop

Global Scan Technologies, United Arab Emirates, is organising a workshop on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Image Processing. The workshop will be held on Monday 6 May 2013 at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai. The intended audience for the workshop is scientists, managers, directors, engineers and educators from the diverse disciplines that make up the geoscience and remote sensing community. The technical programme encompasses hyperspectral remote sensing and its processing techniques for advanced and improved understanding, classification, modelling, monitoring, and mapping of complex terrestrial agriculture, environmental and geological features. The workshop will provide an excellent learning opportunity, as well... (read more)
2013-04-15 09:40:30

Vietnam Plans Second Remote Sensing Satellite

Having successfully launched its first remote sensing satellite as recently as 7 May 2013, Vietnam has already announced the launch of the second satellite, VNREDSat-1B, scheduled to go into orbit by 2017. Vietnam has become the fifth ASEAN nation to own a remote sensing satellite after Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Vietnam has reached an agreement with Belgium upon which Belgian companies under the auspices of Spacebel, a Belgian software engineering company operating in the Space and Earth monitoring applications sectors, will manufacture the VNREDSat-1B. The second remote sensing satellite will help to monitor natural resources and natural disasters, and... (read more)
2013-05-13 01:05:24

Fourth Edition of Manuel of Remote Sensing

The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) has initiated development of the fourth edition of the Manual of Remote Sensing (MRS) under the leadership of Stan Morain as editor-in-chief, Mike Renslow as associate and technical editor, and Amelia Budge as associate and design editor. This project, planned for completion in 2015, will be designed and executed as an enhanced e-book and will focus on three Parts: Systems, Data Management, and Applications. Part I: Systems focuses on the physical and chemical laws of nature that allow the “unseeable” to be sensed, mapped and analysed; describes system designs that collect... (read more)
2013-05-29 09:58:27

30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

The thirtieth Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (30ACRS2009) took place in Beijing from 18th to 23rd October 2009 at Beijing Conference Centre, organised by the Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS) and China National Committee on Remote Sensing (CNCRS), jointly hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing Application CAS (IRSA), Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth CAS (CEODE), China Aero Geophysical Survey and Remote Sensing Centre for Land and Resources (AGRS), and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China (NRSCC).   Opening Addresses The opening ceremony was held in the conference hall on 19th October, chaired by Academician Tong... (read more)
2010-04-08 04:38:09
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