Wednesday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science in Rochester, NY (main events will be located on the RIT campus, just 10 minutes from the Greater Rochester International Airport).
Announcement of a Joint Workshop Sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response (IPLER) and University at Buffalo (UB) Center for Geohazards Studies.
- Please REGISTER HERE.
- Sponsors: National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation, RIT Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Lab, and the UB Center for Geohazards Studies.
- Attendance fee: FREE
- Directions To RIT Campus
- Lodging: Available at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport located on the RIT campus as well as other nearby hotels (please see hotel list).
- Agenda: To be posted by mid-March, 2012
- Contact: Via e-mail Mr. Don McKeown or 585-475-7192
The RIT Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response (IPLER) and the UB Center for Geohazards Studies are pleased to announce a joint workshop on the application of remote sensing for disaster response and the science of geohazards, to be held at the RIT campus in Rochester, NY. Disaster can strike anywhere and at any time and place; however, our "geospatial response" to disasters can be improved through the use of remote sensing technology and knowledge of geohazard phenomenology. The RIT-UB IPLER program seeks to stimulate innovation in the remote sensing industry by (i) working with the disaster response community to understand their information needs and operational limitations, (ii) introducing them to the capabilities of remote sensing technology, and (iii) conducting research to improve our response to and mitigation of disaster events.
- Keynote speakers from federal and state agencies as well as the commercial sector
- Meet fellow attendees from industry, academia, and government
- Listen to talks and roundtable discussions, including student presentations on their latest research and hear about IPLER remote sensing support to the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami and recent flooding in New York State (storms Irene and Lee)
- Participate in learning workshops dealing with the use of remote sensing systems (selection, tasking, and data processing)
- Travel by complimentary bus to an on-site workshop hosted at UB by the Center for Geohazards Studies
- Observe a demonstration of an airborne remote sensing system, image collection, processing, and dissemination, all in real-time (weather permitting)
- Free lunch (yes there is such a thing) and dinner will be provided to attendees on Days 1 and 2.
Please see the full conference agenda here.