PhilRSS 3rd National Remote Sensing Conference

The Philippine Remote Sensing Society (PhilRSS) will hold the National Remote Sensing Conference at the National Institute of Physics (NIP), University of the Philippines Diliman on May 30, 2013.

The speakers in the conference and their respective topics are as follows:

Dr. Josefino C. Comiso
Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
“Climate Change as Observed from Space”

Dr. Kohei Choi
General Secretary, Asian Association on Remote Sensing
Professor, Tokai University
“Monitoring the Damages and Recovery of the Japan Disaster from Space”

For. Ricardo L. Calderon, CESO III
Director, Forest Management Bureau DENR
“Forest Management Bureau – GIS/RS Unit
Plans, Challenges and Opportunities”

Dr. Martin Isenburg
UC Berkeley
“Key developments and prospects on LiDAR technologies”

Mr. Yusuke Muraki
Space Technology Specialist, ADB
“Remote Sensing Applications for Sustainable Development”

The schedules for the Technical Sessions are as follows:

Technical Session 1: Technology (May 30, 2013 1:30-3:45pm)

  1. PUSO Concept Mission Review
  2. Canned Sat
  3. Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
  4. National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) Inteferometric synthetic aperture radar (IfSAR)
  5. Environmental Remote Sensing Research at De La Salle University, Manila City
  6. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) satellite data receiving station

Technical Session 2: Environment and Natural Resources (May 31, 2013 8:00- 10:15 am)

  1. Indirect Estimation of Structural Attributes of the Starch-rich Sago Palm through Analysis of Spectral Reflectance and Vegetation Indices
  2. Use of Remote Sensing in Renewable Energy Exploration and Management: Opportunities and Challenges
  3. Forest Mapping (University of the Philippines, Los Banos)
  4. Ground-based Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
  5. Coral Reef mapping
  6. National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) Land Cover Classification
  7. Forest Cover mapping
  8. Drought and crop mapping

Technical Session 3: Disasters and Climate Change (May 31, 2013 1:30-3:45 pm)

  1. Proto-type Landslide Warning Using Satellite-based Rainfall and Soil Moisture Index in Mayon and Masaraga, Albay Philippines
  2. Reconstruction of the August 2012 Habagat Flooding in Marikina River: Flood Model Parameterization and Accuracy Assessment Based on Optical and SAR Image Analyses
  3. El Nino and MODIS
  4. Subsidence
  5. Flood Modeling
  6. Estimating Rain Producing Clouds from MODIS
  7. Manila Observatory project

For a complete copy of the conference schedule, click here and here.

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