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Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017

By December 22, 2016October 3rd, 2022No Comments3 min read

The Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 brings together in one exceptional event the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop. This EO Summit 2017 is an international event to be held in Montréal from 20 to 22 June 2017. A summer school program is also offered on June 19th and a SAR training on June 23rd. Please visit our web site for the recent updates on the program and registration rates: .

This is the first Call for communications.  The Earth Observation Summit is open to presentations (oral or poster) on any topic related to Earth Observation. Your abstracts can be submitted starting January 5th, 2017.  The attached files give you the strict directives (English and French) for the format of the abstract. Do not submit your abstract via email. Submissions will be made online via the web site. For information, the list of accepted special sessions is provided at the end of this message and gives you the large range of themes that would be presented.

With that, we would want to wish everyone Happy Holidays. More on the EO Summit 2017 in the new year.


List of accepted special sessions as of December 20th

Please note that this is not the full sessions list as it only presents the accepted special sessions (Session leads are indicated in parenthesis).

  • 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);
  • EO big data and services access platforms (Cedric Seynat);
  • 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);
  • Wildland Fire Danger Rating (Wildfire workshop).