Ever-increasing Role for Remote Sensing

GIM International Interviews Rainer Reuter
If we can succeed in putting remote sensing on the agenda as a useful tool for monitoring climate change, I will be happy, says Rainer Reuter, head of Marine Physics at the Institute for Physics, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany. Also president of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), Reuter is a strong advocate of a greater role for remote sensing in environmental monitoring in order to prevent global warming. GIM International talks to Reuter about the challenges in the field of remote sensing and about the mission of the association he presides over.   For... (read more)
2011-09-21 02:58:12

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

Intl. MSc. Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Institute of Geomatics (Spain) is organising modules of the International MSc. in Airborne Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The language of the course is English. Registration is open for all modules. Registration forms and more information about the activities of the Institute of Geomatics. These Masters is organised with the collaboration of the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. 12 – 16 June 2006 Module "Sensor Orientation (2): precise trajectory & attitude determination with INS" www.ideg.es/master/mast11/mast11eng.htm Professor: Ismael Colomina (Institute of Geomatics, ES) 23 – 27 October 2006 Module "Laser Ranging, LIDAR" www.ideg.es/master/mast8/mast8eng2.htm Professors: Peter Friess and Grady Tuell (Optech Inc, CA) and... (read more)
2006-06-01 12:00:00

Remote Sensing Payloads Aboard NOAA-N Prime Weather Satellite

ITT Corporation has celebrated the successful launch of the NOAA-N Prime weather satellite aboard the ULA Delta II 7320-10C from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The NOAA-N Prime carries three sounding instruments; among them is ITT's High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS/4). The satellite also boasts two radiometers including ITT's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR/3).     The satellite is the last in the Television Infrared Observation Satellite (TIROS) series of NOAA weather satellites that have been serving the nation since 1960. Once fully operational, NOAA-N Prime will provide continued service to collect Earth's weather data regarding atmosphere,... (read more)
2009-02-09 09:24:36

Experts to Train in Agricultural GIS, Remote Sensing

Yemeni agricultural experts will be called to a training course in Egypt on the use of geographical information system and remote sensing. The date for the course has not yet been determined. Under a cooperation agreement signed by Yemen and Egypt last week, senior agriculture officials of both countries signed the agreement to shore up the bilateral exchange of expertise on agricultural research, post-harvest techniques, growing greenhouse crops and integrated management of the environment and water resources. The two sides agreed on enforcing the recommendations of the joint agricultural committee made during its Cairo meeting on September 1998. The committee... (read more)
2005-04-28 12:00:00

Conference: Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies 2012

The VI International Conference 'Remote Sensing - the Synergy of High Technologies 2012' is to be held from 25th to 27th April 2012 in the ATLAS PARK-HOTEL near Moscow, Russia. The organiser of the conference is SOVZOND, one of the Russian leaders in the field of geospatial technologies and satellite monitoring. The conference will offer information about new projects and technologies and remote-sensing development prospects.     Traditionally the leading operators and developers of space systems (OJSC Russian Space Systems, TsSKB-PROGRESS SRP SRC, Khrunichev State Space Research and Production Center (GKNPTs), OJSC ‘Research Institute of Precision Instruments', ‘LAVOCHKIN' Association, All-Russia... (read more)
2011-12-07 12:00:00

Blom Increases Finnish Remote Sensing-based Forest Project

Tornator, the third-largest forest owner in Finland, and Blom Kartta, Blom’s Finnish subsidiary, have signed an agreement for an extensive co-operation for remote sensing-based forest inventory. The project will cover about 200,000 hectares of forest owned by Tornator in various parts of Finland. The agreement will run until 2016. The project includes aerial photography, laser scanning and forest inventory analysis. Over the past few years, Blom Kartta has undertaken various inventory projects for Tornator. Accurate forest inventory information adds significant benefits to their business. This agreement will ensure that all the relevant forest parcels are covered with high quality and... (read more)
2014-05-20 11:01:09

International Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Community Gathers in Enschede

The ISPRS Geospatial Week is being held in the Dutch city of Enschede this week (from 10-14 June). The city is home to the internationally respected University of Twente, which is also the venue for this year’s gathering of geospatial professionals from across the globe. Whether to attend a presentation on ‘Façade Reconstruction for Textured LOD2 CityGML Models Based on Deep Learning and Mixed Integer Linear Programming’ or to meet up with fellow Lidar specialists from Down Under and elsewhere around the world, numerous delegates have travelled to the ISPRS Geospatial Week for a thorough update on what is going... (read more)
2019-06-13 01:02:50

Recent Developments and Promotion of Remote Sensing by ISPRS

ISPRS Technical Commission III on Remote Sensing (2016-2020) has this year once again been working to actively promote and support developments in the remote sensing field. With ten working groups and six inter-commission working groups, 22 workshops had been organized in eight countries/regions by the end of July 2019, with Annals and Archives published reflecting the latest research results in the fields of each working group. With support from ISPRS Scientific Initiatives, WG III/1 conducted international benchmarking of terrestrial laser scanning approaches for forest inventories, while WG III/4 established a website to provide reliable and high-quality hyperspectral datasets and initiated... (read more)
2019-08-22 11:49:11
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