AGU Joint Assembly and Silvilaser 2009

Feb 23, 2009

A few recent announcements about upcoming meetings that may be of interest to the OpenTopography community:

"Application of Laser Scanning to Geophysical Studies" at the AGU Joint Assembly 24-27 May 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

G04: Application of Laser Scanning to Geophysical Studies

Laser Scanning methods (e.g. LiDAR) have opened up new realms of resolution in the surveying and characterization of the surface of the earth. This rapidly evolving technology enables new perspectives on geodetic and geophysical problems, while presenting new challenges in developing techniques and software to process, visualize and interpret the vast quantities of data it can produce. This session will focus on geophysical investigations using terrestrial or airborne laser scanning or studies that address technical issues of applying laser scanning to geophysical problems.

The abstract deadline is 4 March 2009. Abstracts related to either airborne or terrestrial laser scanning are welcomed and encouraged.

Sincerely yours,
James Foster and David Phillips

Silvilaser 2009 - Lidar Remote Sensing for Vegetation Studies

Dear Colleague,

As you may know, the Silvilaser 2009 conference on Lidar Remote Sensing for Vegetation Studies will be organized in College Station, Texas, USA, October 14-16, 2009, on the Texas A&M University campus. Silvilaser 2009 is the 8th international conference on lidar applications for assessing vegetation, with a spectrum of topics that include ground-based, airborne, and satellite sensors. The range of applications is broad and contains forest inventory, mapping of biophysical parameters – biomass, carbon, and LAI - habitat, and 3D structure assessment. The aim of the conference is to bring together an international group of lidar scientists to present ongoing research on assessing vegetated ecosystems, to facilitate and reinforce international ties, and to discuss future research directions for studying vegetation with lidar sensors on all three platforms.

The conference website has been updated, so please take a look and find information about topics, important dates, and the template for preparing a paper submission. The deadline for submission of papers for oral or poster presentations is April 3rd. Papers of up to eight pages will be blind-reviewed by the Scientific Committee for being accepted for presentation. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (PE&RS) will publish a special issue with papers presented in the conference, in January 2011. PE&RS papers will be selected through the journal review process.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I kindly invite you to visit and consider submitting a paper or participating in the conference. Please forward the message to colleagues of yours that might be interested and accept my apologies for any cross-postings.

I look forward to seeing you in College Station. Best regards,

Sorin Popescu, Silvilaser 2009 Chair