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    Past Event Overview

    Coral reefs are dying * Ecosystems that sustain life are unraveling * Every living system on the planet is in decline. SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing is advancing the research that will help protect our oceans, lands, and atmosphere.

    Thank you to everyone who made SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing a great success.

    Why the meeting was important:

     • Unique biodiversity and reef ecosystems may be threatened by climate change and anthropogenic activity.
     • Scientists and governments need better assessment and monitoring of
    marine, atmospheric, and global environments.
     • Remote sensing is an essential technology for collecting data.

    Why a remote sensing conference in New Caledonia?

     • New Caledonia is a typical example of an island under development
    that wants to protect its incredible preserved ecosystems.
     • New Caledonia has strong scientific knowledge of local environmental challenges.
     • The reef and lagoon in New Caledonia have been made a UNESCO world heritage site, July 2008.

    Presentation topics:

     • Theoretical basis, technical approaches, and application methods of marine, land, and atmosphere remote sensing
     • Active and passive technique technologies
     • Coastal zone management applications
     • Weather, air quality, and climate monitoring and prediction applications

    Symposium Chairs
    SPIE thanks the chairs for their work in organizing this meeting.

    Upendra N. Singh
    NASA Langley Research Center (USA)

    Robert J. Frouin
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)

    Frédéric Guillard
    Government of New Caledonia
    (New Caledonia)

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