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24 - 26 September 2018
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SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing

SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing

SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing is where agency, industry, and academic leaders from around the world present recent developments in remote sensing technologies, atmospheric monitoring applications, and earth observing systems. Read about the latest research shared with the international community, to be posted on the SPIE Digital Library.

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2018 Program
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Conference topics

 • Remote sensing of the atmosphere, clouds, and precipitation
 • Land surface and cryosphere remote sensing
 • Remote sensing of open and costal oceans and inland waters
 • Lidar remote sensing for environmental monitoring
 • Multispectral, hyperspectral, and ultraspectral remote sensing technology, techniques and applications
 • Earth-observing missions and sensors: development, implementation, and characterization
 • Remote sensing and modeling of the atmosphere, oceans and interactions

A look back: Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing 2018 photos



Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing 2018 got off to a great start with opening remarks from Jim Oschmann, SPIE president elect who welcomed the audience and introduced Symposium General Chair, Upendra Singh, NASA Langley Research Center who provided some history for the event. Symposium Co-Chairs are Toshiyoshi Kimura, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA); K.J. Ramesh, Ministry of Earth Sciences (India); and Jiancheng Shi, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China).

The plenary session featured four internationally recognized speakers covering earth remote sensing missions and enabling technologies in the US, Japan and China.

Stephan Jurczyk, Associate Administrator NASA, spoke on the challenges and opportunities associated with NASA's current and future exploration and remote sensing missions. Kazuo Tachi, Associate Director General for Space Technology Directorate I, JAXA, began his presentation with data from the recent Mt Kilauea volcano eruption on the Island of Hawaii in May 2018, and went on to review earth observing missions at JAXA with a focus on security and disaster prevention, and climate change. Clayton Turner, Deputy Director NASA Langley Research Center, spoke about recent advancements in active and passive technologies for space based remote sensing applications. The session concluded with an enlightening presentation by Huadong Gao, Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI). This talk focused on applications of remote sensing technologies and the use of big data to address the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

Following their talks the speakers took part in a panel discussion fielding a range of questions from the audience. The plenary session set the stage for a informative week of discussions and information exchange and networking.

2018 plenary speakers

Stephen Jurczyk, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA)

Stephen Jurczyk
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA)

Kazuo Tachi, Associate Director, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan)

Kazuo Tachi
Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (Japan)

Clayton P. Turner, Deputy Director, NASA Langley Research Center (USA)

Clayton P. Turner
NASA Langley Research Center (USA)

Huadong Guo, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS (China)

Huadong Guo
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS (China)

Proceedings of SPIE

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NASA State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science RADI

Cooperating Organizations

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
ISRA ESSO Univ Hawaii

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