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Student Award Information

Best Student Paper Award 2017 Nomination Process

As a committed supporter of excellence in student research, SPIE supports Best Student Paper Awards at SPIE conferences across the globe. In addition to cash prizes and award certificates, winners receive SPIE Digital Library downloads and complimentary SPIE Student Membership.

The awards are designed to encourage and acknowledge excellence in oral and poster student paper presentations. Best student papers will be recognized within each of the Remote Sensing conferences.

In order to be considered for this award, the student must meet the following requirements:

• Student must be the presenting author at the conference and must make their oral presentation as scheduled.
• Student must be the leading author of the manuscript.
• Papers submitted by graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.
• Student must enter the best student paper award by responding to an award announcement e-mail.
• The best student award announcement will follow the acceptance notification and will include all details necessary to enter and qualify for the competition.

A panel of experts will evaluate the papers, both for quality and content.

The 2016 Best Student Paper Awards Recipients
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Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
Mark N. Jeunnette, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Remote sensing for developing world agriculture: opportunities and areas for technical development

Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions
Milad Niroumand-Jadidi, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy) and Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Improving the accuracies of bathymetric models based on stepwise multiple regression for calibration (case study: Sarca River, Italy)

Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites

Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
Thomas Chambers, The Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
A low-cost digital holographic imager for the study of cloud particles

Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
SAR Data Processing: Joint Topic with Conference on Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
Leonardo Carrer, Univ. degli Studi di Trento (Italy)
A bat-inspired technique for clutter reduction in radar sounder systems

Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
Milad Mahour, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Individual tree detection in orchards from VHR satellite images using scale-space theory

Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications
Yang Chen, Monash Univ. (Australia) and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC (Australia)
Estimation of forest surface fuel load using lidar


Edurne Ibarrola Ulzurrun, Univ. de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) and Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Influence of pansharpening techniques in obtaining accurate vegetation thematic maps

High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing
Agustín García Flores, Univ. de Extremadura (Spain) and Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain) and Ctr. Extremeño de Tecnologías Avanzadas (Spain)
A new tool for supervised classification of satellite images available on web servers: Google Maps as a case study