February 2018

At the AGM in June 2017 we announced we were seeking a new Editor-in-Chief and solicited interest from the remote sensing community. The Executive Committee is pleased to inform you that Monique Bernier has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief.

Monique Bernier graduated in Physical Geography (B.Sc., M.Sc.) from the University of Sherbrooke. In 1981, she began her career as an Environmental Scientist at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing. She earned a Ph.D. in Water Science (1991) from the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Since 1993, she has been a professor at INRS, Québec City, where her research is mainly oriented towards the development of applications for SAR sensors in hydrology and northern environments monitoring. She supervised or co-supervised 22 Ph.D. and 25 M.Sc. students.

Prof. Bernier is an active member of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS), serving on the Board of Directors in the 1980s and from 2002 to 2016. She served as the CRSS President from 2009 to 2014. In the 1990s, she served as President of the Québec Association of Remote Sensing (AQT). She was awarded the 2011 Ferdinand-Bonn Prize by AQT for her career achievements in the development of EO applications and the training of high qualified persons.

She hosted, as General Chair, the joint IGARSS 2014 / 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing in Québec City. She was an Associate Editor (2008-2015) for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. She is a member of the GRSS Publications Awards Committee (2015-2018). In 2016, she was appointed member of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) for the ESA Earth Observation Program. Starting on March 21, 2018, she will become the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Bernier.