SPIE Remote Sensing and SPIE Security + Defence brings together all of the innovative efforts of experts in diverse disciplines. This year’s symposia will be hosted from 24 to 27 September at Edinburg, United Kingdom.
Karin Stein of the Fraunhofer Institut of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation and Charles Bostater of the Marine Environmental Optics Lab and Remote Sensing Center at the Florida Institute of Technology will preside over Remote Sensing.
Remote Sensing will start on 24 September with two plenary presentations. Thomas Usländer of Fraunhofer IOSB will deliver a presentation on “Maximizing the use of EO products: how to leverage the potential of open geospatial service under architectures,” featuring the application of architectural solutions targeted on open and flexible Earth-Observing (EO) mission, integrating GEOSS and HMA initiatives.
Mitchell Roffer will present on “The use of polar orbiting and geostationary satellite data for geospatial analyses in fisheries, environmental monitoring, ship routing and management decision making”, featuring operational prediction for fishing and ship routing, applications and satellite visualization equipment for fisheries, and mapping the oil-dispersant water mixtures contaminating Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
SPIE Remote Sensing includes 11 technical conferences on the existing remote sensing instruments.
The SPIE Security + Defence event will also have two symposium-wide plenary presentations. Mark W. Niece, Director of The High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office (USA), will explain JTO’s collaborative efforts with other organizations to speed up the development of High Energy Lasers (HEL) and their advantage on advanced weapons. Bill Bardo of University College London will talk on seven year- initiative on Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems Defence Technology Centre, such as decision making, communication, data interpretation, and management.
The 2012 SPIE Security + Defence is co-chaired by Reinhardt Ebert of the Fraunhofer-IOSB Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (Germany), and David Titterton of the Defence Science and Technology Lab (United Kingdom).
The event will also host a sold-out exhibition with 45 exhibiting companies, which will take place on 25 and 26 September during exhibition hours.