11 - 14 September 2017
13 March 2017
Late submissions will be considered. Please submit your abstract online as soon as possible.
26 May 2017
Manuscript Due Date:
14 August 2017
- Charles R. Bostater, Florida Institute of Technology (United States)
- Stelios P. Mertikas, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
- Xavier Neyt, Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
- Sergey Babichenko, Ocean Visuals AS (Norway)
- Richard J. Breitlow, Agfa Corp. (United States)
- Jean-Paul Bruyant, ONERA (France)
- Stephen Sun Chiao, San José State Univ. (United States)
- Alexander Gilerson, The City College of New York (United States)
- Carlton R. Hall, NASA Kennedy Space Ctr. (United States)
- Frederic Lamy, ONERA (France)
- Ana M. Martins, Univ. dos Açores (Portugal)
- Petri Pellikka, Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
Remote sensing science is one of the most modern approaches for studying oceans, littoral regions, seas and large lakes, as well as sea ice covered regions. An important aspect of remote sensing science is the ability to monitor complex environmental media (air, land, water) and their interfaces (water surface wave, air-sea interaction, water-sediment, and internal interfaces). Understanding complex environmental system phenomena is key to scientific understanding of oceans, littoral zones, estuaries, coastal areas, large lakes, ports and waterways as well as sea ice dynamics since remote sensing data provides valuable monitoring information. This information often serves as input to complex numerical models of environmental systems, such as climate change models, coupled oceanic-atmosphere models at the global (planetary) scale as well as at the mesoscale space and time scales. Remote sensing techniques also provide the most valuable tool set and techniques for monitoring and mapping different bottom features in aquatic systems, such as coral reefs, submerged aquatic vegetation and other "targets" of interest to the oceanographic and aquatic community. Also of interest are robotic and mechatronic platforms for in-situ sensing of interfaces and unique sensing systems & platforms for coastal and ocean monitoring and associated data assimilation into predictive models.
There is a need to improve the accuracy and precision of retrieved geophysical parameters from remote sensing data, and a need to use optical signal processing or filtering of remotely sensed signals from instruments to help improve underwater visibility and atmospheric aerosol influences that affect mapping subsurface water properties, features, and targets. In this context, it is often necessary to integrate data from different sensors as well as to include the knowledge of different disciplines. This is especially important in remote sensing of water quality, submerged aquatic vegetation and coupled ocean-atmosphere models. From a remote sensing point of view, these data are mainly extracted from active or passive sensor systems, and models of complex phenomena are important. Techniques important to the above include radar, acoustic, optical, sensing systems and resulting data and EO sensing of aerosols and turbulence.
With reference to the above, this conference will address the above remote sensing systems and platforms with special emphasis on areas such as:
Note - Special sessions call:
(a) Hyperspectral remote sensing, modeling & applications in coastal urban environments
(b) Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Sea-breeze modeling with satellite & EO data assimilation, weather forecasting and satellite data use in marine environments
Abstracts and papers concerning the above topics and special sessions are invited for review and acceptance for presentation at the conference & publication in the proceedings. Those interested in developing the special session or joint sessions may contact the session chairs, members of the technical committee or contact Charles Bostater at Florida Institute of Technology: firstname.lastname@example.org.