December 13, 2013, by Graham Kendall
IEEE Workshop on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2013
This post was contributed by Tuong-Thuy Vu
IEEE Workshop on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2013 was held at Multimedia University (MMU), Melaka campus. This was the first annual workshop organised by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Malaysia chapter (GRSS). This workshop aimed to provide a forum for GRSS members, researchers and students to share the recent development and advancement in geosciences and remote sensing technologies, particularly in the context of Earth observation, disaster monitoring and risk assessment.
The workshop was opened by welcome speech from the Chair of IEEE GRSS Malaysia, Ir. Prof. Academician, Dato’ Chuah Hean Teik. It was followed by the special keynote address “A Scope of Asian Micro-satellite Programme” by Professor Yukihiro Takahashi, Hokkaido University which presented the latest development of micro-satetllite technologies in Japan and call for a regional micro-satellite consortium. Technical visit to Centre for Remote Sensing and Surveillance Technologies, MMU was organised in parallel with a tutorial on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). In the afternoon, the invited papers covered various aspects from sensor technologies to Earth observation applications. A 1-day intensive programme was well attended by lecturers, researchers and students from public and private organisations and universities. Next year event will be hosted by Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE) in Kuala Lumpur.
The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Malaysia chapter (GRSS) was established in late 2012. It is currently chaired by Dato’ Prof. Chuah Hean Teik, President of UTAR. Dr. Tuong-Thuy Vu of School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus was appointed as Secretary of the chapter and is continually contributing to all activities of the chapter.