Past Event Overview
Coral reefs are dying * Ecosystems that sustain life are unraveling * Every living system on the planet is in decline. SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing is advancing the research that will help protect our oceans, lands, and atmosphere.
Thank you to everyone who made SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing a great success.
View Final Program (7329 kb PDF) Why the meeting was important:
Why a remote sensing conference in New Caledonia?
| •||Unique biodiversity and reef ecosystems may be threatened by climate change and anthropogenic activity.|
| •||Scientists and governments need better assessment and monitoring of|
marine, atmospheric, and global environments.
| •||Remote sensing is an essential technology for collecting data.|
| •||New Caledonia is a typical example of an island under development|
that wants to protect its incredible preserved ecosystems.
| •||New Caledonia has strong scientific knowledge of local environmental challenges.|
| •||The reef and lagoon in New Caledonia have been made a UNESCO world heritage site, July 2008.|
| •||Theoretical basis, technical approaches, and application methods of marine, land, and atmosphere remote sensing|
| •||Active and passive technique technologies|
| •||Coastal zone management applications|
| •||Weather, air quality, and climate monitoring and prediction applications|
SPIE thanks the chairs for their work in organizing this meeting.
Upendra N. Singh
NASA Langley Research Center (USA)
|Robert J. Frouin|
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)
Government of New Caledonia
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