Earth Observation Summit 2017

Program and Special Events

Final Program

It is now possible to consult the final program in either PDF format here or online including links to abstracts here.

Workshops

Four workshops concerning important remote sensing themes will also be part of the EO Summit 2017. The first Workshop, organized by Euroconsult and the Canadian Space Agency, will address the emerging commercialization of Earth Observation. The second Workshop is an international event titled “One Earth – One Health: Contribution of Satellite Earth Observation to Public Health”. It is jointly organized by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The third Workshop will be on the role of remote sensing in wildfire management and research. It will be jointly organized by the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and CSA. Finally, the fourth Workshop will be on EO technologies for the municipal and regional sectors and will be organized by the Association de Géomatique Municipale du Québec (AGMQ).

These Workshops intend to gather the relevant communities, allowing them to share their views on the opportunities offered by remote sensing and to recommend an action plan.

Training and Special Events

Two training programs are being offered as part of the EO Summit 2017. First, a Summer school program on remote sensing applications and technologies is offered on June 19th. Then, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) tutorials are presented on June 23rd.

A demonstration on UAV flights and image Acquisitions’ Demonstrations is also presented on June 19th in nearby Laval (Qc). Transportation is included, departing from the Conference venue.

An ice-breaker event will be held on the evening of June 20th while a dinner banquet is offered on June 21st. A student program will foster student – employers networking and offer travel grants.

Sessions

Sessions Session Chairs
FW-1: Estimation of Fuel Characteristics / Fuel Moisture Mapping Brigitte Leblon
OS-1B: UAV in agriculture/Application des drones en agriculture Anne Smith
OS-1C: Forest/Forêts André Beaudoin
OS-1D: Oil Field and Oil Sand Monitoring/Champs pétroliers et sables bitumineux Vern Singhroy
OS-1E: Use of Lidar in forest inventory and ecology #1/Utilisation du Lidar pour l’inventaire et l’écologie forestière #1 Richard Fournier
FW-2: Mapping burned areas and burn severity- part I Rob Skakun
OS-2A: SAR Missions #1/Missions RSO #1 Guy Séguin,
Dirk Geudtner
OS-2B: Ecological applications of UAVs/Application des drones en écologie Greg McDermid
OS-2C: Atmosphere/Atmosphère Serge Olivier Kotchi
OS-2D: Cryosphere/Cryosphère Danielle De Sève
OS-2E: Use of Lidar in forest inventory and ecology #2/ Utilisation du Lidar pour l’inventaire et l’écologie forestière #2 Benoît St-Onge
OS-2F: Urban Development/Développement urbain Mathieu Benoit
FW-3: Mapping burned areas and burn severity- part II André Beaudoin
OS-3A: SAR Missions #2/Missions RSO #2 Guy Séguin,
Dirk Geudtner
OS-3B: UAVs along the coast/Applications des drones le long des côtes Bahram Salehi
OS-3C: Classification methods/Méthodes de classification François Cavayas
OS-3D: EO big data and services access platforms /Plateformes d’accès aux méga-données et services d’Observation de la Terre Derek Peddle
OS-3E: Use of Lidar in forest inventory and ecology #3/ Utilisation du Lidar pour l’inventaire et l’écologie forestière #3 Jean-Francois Côté
OS-3F: Wetlands/Milieux humides Armand LaRocque
HW-2: One Earth One Health Workshop: Context and Science/ Atelier Une planète une santé: contexte et science Guy Aubé,
Stéphanie Brazeau
FW-4: Active Fire Information – Current Capabilities Tim Lynham
HW-3: One Earth One Health Workshop: Science/ Atelier Une planète une santé: science Antoinette Ludwig,
Cécile Vignolles
OS-4A: RADARSAT Constellation Mission #1/Mission de la Constellation Radarsat #1 Michel Gamache,
Alan Thompson
OS-4B: Advanced Polarimetric methods/Méthodes Polarimétriques Avancées Ridha Touzi,
Tom Ainsworth
OS-4C: Microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere #1/ Télédétection hyperfréquence de la cryosphère #1 Chris Derksen, Mélanie Lapointe
OS-4D: InSAR applied to Geohazards/ Interférométrie RSO appliquée au géorisques Vern Singhroy
OS-4E: Maritime Security and Applications #1/ Sécurité maritime et applications #1 Paris Vachon
OS-4F: Flood plain mapping with EO  #1/Cartographie des zones inondables #1 Brian Brisco
OS-4G: Innovative UAVs uses in natural sciences/Innovation dans l’utilisation des drones en sciences naturelles Jerome Theau
OS-5A: RADARSAT Constellation Mission #2/Mission de la Constellation Radarsat #2 Michel Gamache,
Alan Thompson
OS-5B: PolinSAR/PolinSAR Shane Coude,
Marc Simard
OS-5C: Microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere #2/ Télédétection hyperfréquence de la cryosphère #2 David Small,
Bernd Scheuchl
OS-5D: JAXA-CSA Cooperation in SAR Satellite disaster monitoring#1/Coopération JAXA-ASC dans la surveillance des désastres à l’aide des satellites RSO#1 Daniel DeLisle,
Akiko Noda
OS-5E: Maritime Security and Applications #2/ Sécurité maritime et applications #2 Gordon Staples
OS-5F: Flood plain mapping with EO  #2/Cartographie des zones inondables #2 Chris Hopkinson
OS-5G: SAR for safety and security/RSO pour la sécurité Sonya Banal
FW-7: Active Fire Information – New Developments Joshua Johnston
OS-6A: SAR Missions #3/Missions RSO #3 Guy Séguin,
Dirk Geudtner
OS-6B: Polarimetric SAR Processing/Traitement d’images polarimétriques Samuel Foucher
OS-6C: Microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere #3/ Télédétection hyperfréquence de la cryosphère #3 Chris Derksen,
Juha Lemmetyinen
OS-6D: JAXA-CSA Cooperation in SAR Satellite disaster monitoring#2/Coopération JAXA-ASC dans la surveillance des désastres à l’aide des satellites RSO#2 Daniel DeLisle,
Akiko Noda
OS-6E: Maritime Security and Applications #3/ Sécurité maritime et applications #3 William Perrie
OS-6F: Flood plain mapping with EO  #3/Cartographie des zones inondables #3 Robert Leconte
OS-6G: UAV for forest assessment, monitoring and management/ Drones pour le suivit, la gestion et l’appréciation des forêts Udayalakshmi Vepakomma
FW-8: Active Fire Information – Using Airborne Systems Mike Ciezadlo
OS-7A: Next-gen SAR remote sensing of sea ice & ice features #1/Télédétection RSO de prochaine génération des glaces marines & de leurs propriétés #1 Desmond Power
OS-7B: CSA-DLR Collaboration: C & X Band Data Synergies #1/ Collaboration ASC-DLR: Synergie des données en bande C & X #1 Achim Roth,
Yann Denis
OS-7C: Calibration and Validation #1/ Calibration et Validation #1 Stéphane Coté
OS-7D: Biodiversity/Biodiversité Jon Pasher
OS-7E: Inland waters and Wetlands/ Milieux humides et eaux intérieurs Magaret Kalacska
OS-7F: Earth Observation in French / L’observation de la terre en français Stephen Côté
OS-7G: Advanced Polarimetric Applications/Applications Polarimétriques avancées Jean-Marie Beaulieu,
Thuy LeToan
OS-8A: History of remote sensing /Histoire de la télédetection Monique Bernier
OS-8B: CSA-DLR Collaboration: C & X Band Data Synergies #2/ Collaboration ASC-DLR: Synergie des données en bande C & X #2 Achim Roth,
Yann Denis
OS-8C: Calibration and Validation #2/ Calibration et Validation #2 Stéphane Coté
OS-8D: SAR Water and Wetlands Monitoring #1/ Surveillance RSO des milieux humides #1 Brian Brisco
OS-8E: Canadian Imager for coastal and inland waters/ Imageur Canadien pour les eaux cotières et intérieures Martin Bergeron
OS-8F: SAR for Permafrost Characterization/RSO pour la caractérisation du pergélisol Mahta Moghaddam
OS-8G: RADARSAT Constellation Mission Applications/Applications de la constellation RADARSAT Daniel DeLisle, Shannon Kaya
FW-10: Smoke and Air Quality Didier Davignon
OS-9A: Next-gen SAR remote sensing of sea ice & ice features #2/Télédétection RSO de prochaine génération des glaces marines & de leurs propriétés #2 Randy Scharien
OS-9B: CSA-DLR Collaboration: C & X Band Data Synergies #3/ Collaboration ASC-DLR: Synergie des données en bande C & X #3 Michael Bock,
Lyse Champagne
OS-9C: Mer Bleue Peatlands for Optical Satellite Cal/Val /  Aire de conservation de la Mer Bleue pour la calibration/validation de satellites optiques H. Peter White,
Raymond Soffer
OS-9D: SAR Water and Wetlands Monitoring #2/ Surveillance RSO des milieux humides #2 Valentin Poncos
OS-9E: Coastal waters/ Eaux cotières Karem Chokmani
OS-9F: Agriculture #1/Agriculture #1 Joe Buckley
OS-9G: Compact Polarimetry/ Polarimétrie Compacte Matt Arkett,
Gordon Staples
FW-11: Organizational Activities Helena van Mierlo
OS-10A: Next-gen SAR remote sensing of sea ice & ice features #3/Télédétection RSO de prochaine génération des glaces marines & de leurs propriétés #3 Benjamin Deschamps
OS-10B: CSA-DLR Collaboration: C & X Band Data Synergies #4/ Collaboration ASC-DLR: Synergie des données en bande C & X #4 Michael Bock,
Lyse Champagne
OS-10C: Geology/ Géologie Tim Haltigin
OS-10D: SAR Water and Wetlands Monitoring #3/ Surveillance RSO des milieux humides #3 Bahram Salehi
OS-10E: Bathymetry and SST /Bathymétrie et température de surface des océans Vincent Lecours
OS-10F: Agriculture #2/Agriculture #2 Anne Smith

Special Sessions

Special sessions are composed of 4 presentations or more on a theme proposed by a Session lead (indicated in parenthesis). This is not an exhaustive list of topics covered during the Summit as it is open to any topic related to Earth Observation. This is the list of accepted special sessions as of December 20th 2016:
Air-borne diseases (One Earth – One Health workshop);
Benefits of an On-Farm Data Sharing Community (Nicole Rabe);
Building an Economic Environment for EO (EO Commercialization workshop);
Burn severity mapping (Wildfire workshop);
Carbon emissions (Wildfire workshop);
Challenges for next generation SAR (Patrick Plourde);
Changing Roles of Government and Private Sector (EO Commercialization workshop);
Coastal and inland waters (Martin Bergeron);
Compact Polarimetry (Matt Arkett/Gordon Staples);
Current satellite platforms providing fire monitoring and mapping data (Wildfire workshop);
CSA-DLR Collaboration: C & X Band Data Synergies (Yann Denis);
Education (Brigitte Leblon);
Emergency management (One Earth – One Health workshop);
EO big data and services access platforms (Cedric Seynat);
EO technologies for the municipal and regional sectors (AGMQ workshop);
Estimation of Fuel Characteristics (Wildfire workshop) ;
Exploitation of sentinel-2 (Richard Fernandes);
Flood plain mapping with EO (Brian Brisco);
Geoarcheology (Brigitte Leblon);
InSAR applied to Geohazards (Vern Singhroy);
JAXA-CSA Cooperation in SAR Satellite disaster monitoring (Daniel DeLisle);
Maritime Security and Application (Paris Vachon/Gordon Staples);
Mer Bleue Peatlands for Optical Satellite Cal/Val (Peter H. White);
Microwave remote sensing of the cryosphere (Chris Derksen);
National and International Collaboration in Wildfire Remote Sensing (Wildfire workshop);
Natural Disasters on Urban Land (Ying Zhang);
Next-generation SAR remote sensing of sea ice and ice features (Randy Scharien);
Polarimetry (Ridha Touzi);
Post-fire burned area mapping (Wildfire workshop);
Radarsat Constellation Mission (Daniel DeLisle);
Real-Time Fire monitoring and mapping (perimeter, area, spread rate, intensity) (Wildfire workshop) ;
SAR Calibration and Validation (Satish Srivastava );
SAR for planetary exploration (Tim Haltigin);
SAR Missions (Guy Séguin);
SAR Water and Wetlands Monitoring (Brian Brisco);
Smoke and Air Quality (Wildfire workshop);
Subsurface remote sensing of permafrost (Mahta Moghaddam);
The role of Remote Sensing in Wildfire Cost Reduction (Wildfire workshop);
The use of LiDAR in forestry (Richard Fournier);
UAV for forest assessment, monitoring and management (Udaya Vepakomma);
UAV use in the natural sciences (Jordan Eamer);
Use of airborne remote sensing in fire management (Wildfire workshop);
Use of drones in fire management (Wildfire workshop);
Vector-borne diseases (One Earth – One Health workshop);
Vulnerable human population (One Earth – One Health workshop);
Water-borne diseases (One Earth – One Health workshop);
Wildland Fire Danger Rating (Wildfire workshop).

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