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2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

22/03/2018 - 05/04/2018
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

22 March to 5 April 2018

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing. ECRS-2 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of remote sensing and contribute towards outlining the role of earth observation in monitoring the environment for a sustainable future.

During the last decade, we witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of disciplines and activities supported by remote sensing, with Earth Observation data being considered essential to most environmental monitoring activities worldwide. Indeed, remote sensing today is considered critical for addressing key challenges related to climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, industrial pollution, natural and anthropogenic hazards (e.g. earthquakes, floods, landslides, fires), water quality and availability, weather forecasting and early warnings, renewable energy, agriculture, forestry and natural ecosystems, coasts and oceans, topographic mapping and, national security among many others. New missions with sensors suitable for a large variety of different applications, progress in computer technology, development of new advanced digital image analysis techniques, improved access to and availability of images (satellite, airborne) andin-situ measurements, as well as the establishment of global initiatives such as the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) are expected to further increase the use of EO data to an even broader array of disciplines.

Hence, it seems that the future of remote sensing lies in providing numerous types of accurate, current, and multi-resolution data and derived geospatial information products readily available for every area of interest.

ECRS-2 covers research in key areas of opportunity and challenge in remote sensing sciences, including:

Participants in this multidisciplinary conference will be able to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these and related areas. We hope that this event will facilitate debates on theoretical and applied aspects of remote sensing, which will yield novel ideas to the field.

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing will be held at www.sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-2, the platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences and discussion groups.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and selected papers will be considered for publication in Remote Sensing, which is an open access journal publication of MDPI in the field of remote sensing (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing).

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions in this unique event!

Best regards,

Dr. Ioannis Gitas
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
http://fmrs.web.auth.gr/

Ioannis Gitas is an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and an elected fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. His research has focused on remote sensing and GIS applications in environmental monitoring, with emphasis on forest fire management and land cover/land use mapping and change detection. He has been involved in various national and international projects and has long experience working as a consultant in GIS/RS issues for national and international organisations, as well as for the industry. Also, he has served as a project proposal reviewer for a number of national and international research organisations. Dr. Gitas received his PhD and M.Phil. degrees in GIS and Remote Sensing from the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, U.K., and a B.Sc. degree in Forestry and Natural Environment from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is an Associate Editor of Remote Sensing and has edited special issues for a number of high impact factor journals. In addition, he has substantial experience in organising international workshops and conferences. Ioannis Gitas is currently the Chair of the Special Interest Group on Forest Fires of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL, FFSIG), the FAO Forest Resources Assessment, Remote Sensing Survey contact point for Greece, and is a member of the GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team.

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Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission, Peer-Review, Revision and Acceptance of Conference Proceedings Papers

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Submit New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 17 December 2017.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing. All authors will be notified by 20 December 2017 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 10 February 2018.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-2 for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 22 March-5 April 2018 and will be published in Journal Proceedings.
  5. The Open Access Journal Remote Sensing will publish a Special Issue of the conference proceedings papers and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. After the conference, the Conference Committee will recommend manuscripts that may be included for publication in this Special Issue of the journal Remote Sensing (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer at ecrs@mdpi.com to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Presentation of Posters
Authors that wish to present a poster only, i.e. without proceedings paper, can do so in section H - Posters of this conference. Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

      Accepted File Formats
    • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Remote Sensing should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further enquiries please contact us at ecrs@mdpi.com.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (50)

Title Authors Poster Abstract
Design of a Lebanese Cube Satellite

Ali Ghandour Mohamad Abdallah

Submitted: 23 Nov 2017

Abstract: Show
Ali Ghandour Mohamad Abdallah N/A Show
The RADARSAT Constellation Mission in Support of Environmental Applications

Mohammed Dabboor Steve Iris Vern Singhroy

Submitted: 29 Nov 2017

Abstract: Show
Mohammed Dabboor Steve Iris Vern Singhroy N/A Show
Radiometric Calibration of RapidScat using GPM Microwave Imager

Ali Al-Sabbagh Ruaa Alsabah Josko Zec

Submitted: 30 Nov 2017

Abstract: Show
Ali Al-Sabbagh Ruaa Alsabah Josko Zec N/A Show
Road Extraction from High Resolution Image with Deep Convolution Network – A Case Study of GF-2 Image

Wei XIA Yu-ze ZHANG Jian LIU Lun LUO Ke YANG

Submitted: 22 Nov 2017

Abstract: Show
Wei XIA Yu-ze ZHANG Jian LIU Lun LUO Ke YANG N/A Show
Determining Relative Errors of Satellite Precipitation Data over The Netherlands

Qingyu Wang

Submitted: 09 Dec 2017

Abstract: Show
Qingyu Wang N/A Show

Scientific Advisory Committees

Executive Chairman

Prof. Ioannis Gitas
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Section Chairs

Section A: New Platforms and Sensors

Adjunct Professor Vincent Ambrosia, Senior Research Scientist / Adjunct Faculty, California State University - Monterey Bay, co-located at: NASA-Ames Research Center, MS 245-4, Bld. 245, Rm. 128, P.O. Box 1, Moffett Field, California, 94035 USA

Prof. Alexander Braun, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queens's University, Miller Hall, 520 Bruce Wing, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

Section B: Big data Handling

Prof. Mingnin Chi, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Data Science, School of Computer Science, Fudan University, 314-2 Computer Building, 825 Zhang Heng Road, Shanghai 201203, China

Prof. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Prof. Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Photogrammetry and Image Analysis Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Weßling, Germany

Section C: New Image Analysis Approaches

Dr. Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004, route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Dr. Sangram Ganguly, NASA Ames Research Center and Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Bldg. 19, Suite 2031, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA

Section D: Applications

Prof. Mario Caetano, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and DGT, Portugal

Dr. Igor Savin, V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Agrarian-Technological Institute of RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

Section E: Product Validation

Prof. Jing M. Chen, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jesus San Miguel, European Commission, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Section F: Operational Applications and Services

Prof. Iain H. Woodhouse, Edinburgh Earth Observatory, School of GeoSciences, UK

Section G: Recent Trends in UAV Remote Sensing

Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology


Scientific Committees

Norman

Prof. Norman Kerle

Department of Earth Systems Analysis (ESA)
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)
University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

kenvin

Prof. Kevin Tansey

GIS & Remote Sensing Group
Dept. of Geography
University of Leicester, UK

Dr. Yuliya Tarabalka

INRIA Sophia Antipolis
2004, route des Lucioles
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

 

Dr. Francesco Nex

Department of Earth Observation Science (EOS)

ITC Faculty, University of Twente PO Box 217

7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands

                                   

Prof. Clive Oppenheimer

Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Downing Place
Cambridge CB2 3EN

Prof. Gui-Song Xia

State Key Lab. LIESMARS,

Wuhan University

No.129, Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China

Prof. Daniele Riccio

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty of Engineering
University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Dr. Chandra Giri

Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Branch
Office of Research and Development
United States Environmental Protection Agency, NC, USA 

 

Conference Organizers

Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

Prof. Ioannis Gitas

Associate Editor of the Journal Remote Sensing
Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing
School of Forestry and Natural Environment
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Scientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Norman Kerle, Department of Earth Systems Analysis (ESA), Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

Prof. Kevin Tansey, GIS & Remote Sensing Group, Dept. of Geography, University of Leicester, UK

Prof. Daniele Riccio, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

Dr. Chandra Giri, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Branch, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, NC, USA

Prof. Clive Oppenheimer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN

Dr. Francesco Nex, Department of Earth Observation Science (EOS), ITC Faculty, University of Twente PO Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands

Prof. Gui-Song Xia, State Key Lab. LIESMARS, Wuhan University, No.129, Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430079, China

Dr. Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, 2004, route des Lucioles, 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France

Adjunct Professor Vincent Ambrosia, Senior Research Scientist / Adjunct Faculty, California State University - Monterey Bay
co-located at: NASA-Ames Research Center, MS 245-4, Bld. 245, Rm. 128, P.O. Box 1, Moffett Field, California, 94035 USA

Prof. Alexander Braun, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queens's University, Miller Hall, 520 Bruce Wing, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

Prof. Mingmin Chi, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Data Science, School of Computer Science, Fudan University, 314-2 Computer Building, 825 Zhang Heng Road, Shanghai 201203, China

Prof. Jón Atli Benediktsson, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Sæmundargata 2, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

Prof. Mihai Datcu, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Photogrammetry and Image Analysis Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Weßling, Germany

Dr. Sangram Ganguly, NASA Ames Research Center and Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Bldg. 19, Suite 2031, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA

Prof. Mario Caetano, NOVA IMS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and DGT, Portugal

Dr. Igor Savin, V.V. Dokuchaev Soil Science Institute, Agrarian-Technological Institute of RUDN University, Moscow, Russia

Prof. Jing M. Chen, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Jesus San Miguel, European Commission, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Iain H. Woodhouse, Edinburgh Earth Observatory, School of GeoSciences, UK

Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Erika Zhao
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-Mail: ecrs@mdpi.com

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Ms Samanta La Russa, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Sponsors

Call for Participation

e-conferences, virtually anywhere. 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing will be held from 22 March to 5 April 2018. ECRS-2 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of remote sensing and contribute towards outlining the role of earth observation in monitoring the environment for a sustainable future. All proceedings will be held online at http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-2.

The continuous technological advent in the broader field of remote sensing opens new opportunities and challenges, emanating from the current and future deployment of new sensors and products, the enormous volume of data becoming readily and openly available, and the ever increasing need for environmental sustainability, among others. Contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives of remote sensing will be covered. Some of the main topics of interest are listed below:

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292; 3.244 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.749 (2016); http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing) with a 20% discount on the APCs. ECRS-2 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work. You will be able to present your work in the form of your proceedings paper, optionally you may also contribute a (video) presentation.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 17 December 2016 online at http://www.sciforum.net/login. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings paper can be submitted by 10 February 2018. The conference itself will be held 22 March-5 April 2018.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. ECRS 2018 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Time Schedule

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 17 December 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 20 December 2017
  • Deadline for Submission of Conference Proceedings Papers/Posters: 10 February 2018
  • Conference Open: 22 March to 5 April 2018

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors": https://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-2/page/instructions.


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The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems. The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.

Website: http://www.gistam.org

We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract and in case of acceptance your paper to this conference. All accepted papers will be published in ISPRS Archives. The ISPRS Archives are listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Please note that your manuscript needs to follow the official ISPRS publication guidelines: http://www.isprs.org/documents/orangebook/app5.aspx

Another possibility for your papers to be presented at Gi4DM is that authors can publish their papers at the ISPRS Journal of Geo-Information which is an open access journal with an Impact Factor of 1.502 (2016).

Instructions for authors are as follows:

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1. Please provide a cover-letter to indicate it was a contribution from Gi4DM 2018.

2. Conference papers should be expanded to the size of a research article by adding at least 50% new materials.

3. Editorial Procedures including following parts: pre-check, peer review, revision, decision and publication (rejection).

4. The publishing fees of IJGI will be 1000CHF from 1 January 2018.

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More detailed information can be found on the journal's website:

http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi

We invite all scientists, practitioners and decision makers to join the conference by sharing their experiences by presenting papers and participating to the discussions afterwards…

 

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RUS environment demo: Mapping waterbodies from space

In this webinar, you will learn about basic methods of mapping waterbodies from space using Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 Optical data. We will show you how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites using ESA SNAP Toolboxes.

The ability to accurately map water surfaces is integral to many hydrological scientific and civil applications. Various methods exist and are used on operational basis. In this webinar, we will have a look at the basic methods applied to two types of EO data, Optical and SAR, and we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Audience: this webinar is addressed to users at all levels of knowledge, who have an interest in the topic.

Date and Time: Tuesday 3 April at 14.30 CEST

Duration: 1 hour + 20 minutes for Questions & Answers session

Webinar registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/562875575990512642

 

Keynote Speaker

Barbara J. Ryan is Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) located in Geneva, Switzerland. In this capacity, she leads the Secretariat in coordinating the activities of 104 Member States and the European Commission and 114 Participating Organizations that  are integrating Earth observations so that informed decisions can be made across eight Societal Benefit Areas: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability; Disaster Resilience; Energy and Mineral Resources Management; Food Security; Infrastructure and Transportation Management; Public Health Surveillance; Sustainable Urban Development; Water Resources Management.

Before becoming GEO Director in July 2012, Ryan served as Director of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Space Programme with responsibility for coordinating space-based observations to meet the needs of WMO Members in the topical areas of weather, water, climate and related natural disasters.

Before joining WMO in October 2008, she was the Associate Director for Geography at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Virginia where she was responsible for the Landsat, remote sensing, geography and civilian mapping programs of the agency. It was under her leadership that implementation of the Landsat data policy was reformed to release all data over the internet at no additional cost to the user—an action that has resulted in the global release of more than 42 million Landsat scenes to date, and significant economic returns globally.

Ryan holds a Bachelor´s degree in Geology from the State University of New York at Cortland, a Master´s degree in Geography from the University of Denver, and a Master´s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate of science degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. She was recently named an Honorary Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and in January 2017, was one of 10 global Leaders to be named to the Geospatial World Forum’s Hall of Fame.

 

Barbara J. Ryan
Secretariat Director

GEO Secretariat
7bis, avenue de la Paix – Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2 – Switzerland

 

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