Welcome

On behalf of the IGARSS 2014 Local Organizing Committee it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2014), to be held in beautiful and historic Québec City from July 13th – July 18th, 2014. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. IGARSS 2014 & 35th CSRS is a partnership of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS), and builds on a fine tradition of collaboration between GRSS and CRSS over many years. We are looking forward to welcoming members of the geoscience and remote sensing community and to presentations of their most recent findings.

The development of new and renewable sources of energy in the context of a changing planet is a critical and important issue throughout the world. IGARSS 2014 and the 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS) will include keynote speakers and include special sessions dedicated to the “Energy” theme.

In addition to a host of well established session themes, IGARSS 2014/35th CSRS topics will also include Earth observation for Arctic research, Earth observation for renewable energy, energy budgets and modeling, future satellite programs, global environmental change, international co­operation ( including the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites – CEOS ; Global Earth Observation System of Systems – GEOSS ), new remote sensing technologies, security and defence, sustainable development, and more. A Summer School will be held the week before the symposium.

Welcome to Quebec City in 2014!

Monique Bernier
General Chair, IGARSS 2014 / 35th CSRS

About the image at the top of the web page:

Québec City and the St-Lawrence River over the seasons, as seen by RADARSAT-2.

The first image is a Pauli decomposition (red=HH-VV, green=HV, blue=HH+VV) of a RADARSAT-2 high resolution polarimetric image (March 15, 2012). The vegetation appears in green, and the St. Lawrence River in blue. The second image is also a Pauli decomposition but the RADARSAT-2 image was acquired in early summer. The third image is a wind map derived from a RADARSAT-2 image acquired in October 2012. Colors correspond to wind intensity and arrows indicate the wind direction. The fourth image is an ice map derived from a RADARSAT-2 image acquired in January 2013. Blue corresponds to open water, pink is border ice and burgundy corresponds to agglomerated and consolidated ice. All RADARSAT-2 data have been provided by MDA © MacDONALD, DETTWELLERS AND ASSOCIATES LTD (2012, 2013) and processed by the Remote Sensing Laboratory at INRS. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency.