CSRS 2016

About the 37th CSRS

The 37th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS) will highlight the remote sensing process from initial image acquisition to final map production. From sensor, platform and algorithm development to applications to final map production, remote sensing and cartography play a vital role in the way society views the earth and its related systems.

Welcome to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

This year's 37th CSRS is taking place at the University of Winnipeg's Richardson College for the Environment in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the heart of the country.

Aerial View of Downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba © Jenna Johannsen


Winnipeg is a popular tourist destination and represents the gateway to the prairies. It is modern, large urban centre with significant cultural institutions. We are home to the first Hudson Bay store located within a city, the Manitoba Museum, The Museum of Human Rights and the recently renovated Assiniboine Park Zoo featuring the Journey to Churchill. Our locally owned restaurants, shops and entertainment opportunities are too numerous to mention, there is definitely something for everyone.

The 7th CSRS was held in Winnipeg in 1981, so it was definitely time to return!


The Team

This year’s symposium team is:

General Conference Chair and Coordinator

Dr. Christopher D Storie
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Winnipeg

Technical Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Joni Storie
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
University of Winnipeg

Dr. Edward Cloutis
Department of Geography
University of Winnipeg

The Student Program Chair


Dr. Brigitte Leblon
Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
University of New Brunswick

CRSS Executive President

Dr. Anne Smith
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

CRSS Treasurer

Joe Piwowar
The University of Regina



The theme "Imagery to Map" underscores the importance the role that remote sensing plays in the generation of map content. The event will be organized to encourage presentations and discussion on the role of satellite imagery and map production can play in the analysis of our planet.



The event will take place over the span of four days, with the first day dedicated to exhibitor set up, workshops and the evening Icebreaker event. The following three days will include special sessions, multi stream presentations, special keynotes speakers and roundtable discussions. Ensuring delegates have much time to mingle with old friends and new, the program boasts welcome coffee breaks, nutrition breaks and lunches among the exhibitor area each day.

Nightlife for the conference includes the Kickoff Icebreaker, taking place on site at the Richardson College for the Environment Atrium (Monday, June 6th, 2016) and the Awards Banquet, taking place at The Qualico Family Centre at the Assiniboine Park (Tuesday, June 7th, 2016) offering an immersive setting within Canada’s largest urban park featuring a cocktail reception followed by a mouth-watering gourmet meal.

Symposium Begins:
07 June 2016

Symposium Concludes:
09 June 2016