Technical Program

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Sunday, July 12
08:30 - 17:30
FD-1: Understanding and Interpretation of High Resolution SAR Images Menzies EM7
FD-3: Applied hyperspectral remote sensing Menzies Red Lab Ext
FD-6: SAR Polarimetry: Basics, Processing Techniques and Applications Menzies EM6
FD-7: Recent Advances in Classification Menzies Red Lab
FD-8: Accessing and using MISR products in climate and environmental research Menzies Blue Lab
08:30 - 16:30
Meeting: IEEE GRSS AdCom Meeting The Cullinan, Protea 1/2
13:30 - 17:30
HD-1: Modeling the Spectral Responses of Natural Materials under Varying Environmental Parameters: Theoretical and Practical Challenges Menzies EM303
HD-6: Introduction to Remote Sensing and Geo-processing Using GRASS GIS Menzies Geomatics Lab
17:30 - 19:30
Welcome Reception Leslie Building Foyer
 
Monday, July 13
09:00 - 12:40
Plenary Session Jameson Hall
12:45 - 14:00
Meeting: Session Chairs Briefing Smuts Residence Dining Hall
14:20 - 17:30
Meeting: Earth and Environment Menzies Level 7 Seminar Room
14:20 - 16:00
MO3.O1: Data Processing and Management Leslie 2A
MO3.O2: Geological Applications I Leslie 2D
MO3.O3: Optical Modeling and Inversion Menzies M9
MO3.O4: Sentinel-1, The European Radar Constellation I Menzies M10
MO3.O5: SAR Leslie 2B
MO3.O6: Hyperspectral Sensing I Leslie 2C
MO3.O7: Forest Resources of Africa Leslie 3A
MO3.O8: TRMM and GPM I Leslie 3B
MO3.O9: NPOESS Preparatory Project: Sensor Complement, Capabilities and Program Plans for Calibration and Validation I Leslie 1A
MO3.O10: Satellite Sensor Synergy: Observing the African Large Marine Ecosystems I Leslie 1B
MO3.O11: Satellite Sensing of High Ocean Surface Winds Leslie 1C
MO3.O12: Panel Session: Opportunities in Global Earth Observation Leslie 1D
MO3.O13: The TIGER Initiative: Supporting African Efforts Towards a Water Observation System I Leslie 1E
16:20 - 18:00
MO4.O1: NASA's Earth Venture Initiative and the Venture Class Missions Leslie 2A
MO4.O2: Geological Applications II Leslie 2D
MO4.O3: Optical Modeling Menzies M9
MO4.O4: Sentinel-1, The European Radar Constellation II Menzies M10
MO4.O5: Ground Penetrating Radar Algorithms and Applications: Hazard Detection and Subsurface Mapping Leslie 2B
MO4.O6: Hyperspectral Sensing II Leslie 2C
MO4.O7: Ocean Surface Scattering Leslie 3A
MO4.O8: TRMM and GPM II Leslie 3B
MO4.O9: NPOESS Preparatory Project: Sensor Complement, Capabilities and Program Plans for Calibration and Validation II Leslie 1A
MO4.O10: Satellite Sensor Synergy: Observing the Global Marine Ecosystems II Leslie 1B
MO4.O11: Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Leslie 1C
MO4.O12: GEOSS Implementation—Uniting Perspectives Leslie 1D
MO4.O13: The TIGER Initiative: Supporting African Efforts Towards a Water Observation System II Leslie 1E
18:00 - 19:30
Meeting: Minority and African Students Forum Menzies Level 3 Room 11
18:30 - 21:00
Meeting: GRSS Editors Forum UCT Club, Upper Campus
 
Tuesday, July 14
09:00 - 10:40
TU1.O1: ALOS and other ESA Third Party Missions - Applications for Africa I Leslie 2A
TU1.O2: TerraSAR-X: Scientific Results I Leslie 2D
TU1.O3: BiStatic SAR Menzies M9
TU1.O4: The Operational Sentinels: New Possibilities for Science I Menzies M10
TU1.O5: Student Paper Contest I Leslie 2B
TU1.O6: Hyperspectral Imagers: Calibration, Modeling & Compensation I Leslie 2C
TU1.O7: Rough Surface Scattering Techniques Leslie 3A
TU1.O8: Sensors and Algorithms for Landmine Detection Leslie 3B
TU1.O9: Target and Object Detection Leslie 1A
TU1.O10: Active/Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Snow I Leslie 1B
TU1.O11: Frequency Allocation for Remote Sensing and RFI mitigation for microwave radiometry Leslie 1C
TU1.O12: GNSS Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Ocean and Land I Leslie 1D
TU1.O13: Remote Sensing for a Better Understanding of Savanna Processes and Dynamics I Leslie 1E
11:00 - 12:40
TU2.O1: ALOS and other ESA Third Party Missions - Applications for Africa II Leslie 2A
TU2.O2: TerraSAR-X: Scientific Results II Leslie 2D
TU2.O3: Bistatic SAR: Instruments, Experiments and Applications Menzies M9
TU2.O4: The Operational Sentinels: New Possibilities for Science II Menzies M10
TU2.O5: Student Paper Contest II Leslie 2B
TU2.O6: Hyperspectral Imagers: Calibration, Modeling & Compensation II Leslie 2C
TU2.O7: Volume Scattering Leslie 3A
TU2.O8: The Use of Ocean Colour Data at Regional Scales: Methodological Considerations and Applications Leslie 3B
TU2.O9: Hyperspectral Image Classification and Feature Extraction Leslie 1A
TU2.O10: Active/Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Snow II Leslie 1B
TU2.O11: NPOESS Microwave Contributions to Weather Forecasting Leslie 1C
TU2.O12: GNSS Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Ocean and Land II Leslie 1D
TU2.O13: Remote Sensing for a Better Understanding of Savanna Processes and Dynamics II Leslie 1E
12:40 - 14:20
TUP.A: Geological Applications I Poster Area A
TUP.B: Geological Applications II Poster Area B
TUP.C: Geological Applications III Poster Area C
TUP.D: Lidar Sensing Poster Area D
TUP.E: Hyperspectral and Optical Sensing Poster Area E
TUP.F: Ocean Biology Posters Poster Area F
TUP.G: Ocean Remote Sensing: Measurements and Simulations Poster Area G
TUP.H: Atmospheric Sensing, Aerosols and Chemistry Poster Area H
TUP.I: UAV and Airborne Sensing Poster Area I
TUP.J: Land Surface Snow and Ice B Poster Area J
TUP.K: Land Surface Snow and Ice A Poster Area K
TUP.L: Land Surface Snow and Ice C Poster Area L
TUP.M: Geospatial Analysis and Appplications Poster Area M
TUP.N: Electromagnetics and Radiative Transfer Poster Area N
TUP.O: Microwave Scattering and Propagation Poster Area O
12:45 - 14:15
Young Professionals and GOLD Luncheon Smuts Residence Dining Hall
14:20 - 17:00
Meeting: GEO/GEOSS Menzies Level 6 JB Martin Board Room
14:20 - 16:00
TU3.O1: RADARSAT I Leslie 2A
TU3.O2: TanDEM-X: The Mission Status Leslie 2D
TU3.O3: COSMO-SkyMed Mission: Status and Results I Menzies M9
TU3.O4: 18 years ESA ERS and ENVISAT Earth Observations Menzies M10
TU3.O5: Performance of Operational Surface Deformation Measurements from Radar Interferometry I Leslie 2B
TU3.O6: Data Assimilation into Numerical Models Leslie 2C
TU3.O7: Special Techniques On Volume and Surface Scattering Leslie 3A
TU3.O8: Coastal Ocean Biology and Water Quality Leslie 3B
TU3.O9: Kernel-Based Feature Extraction and Classification Leslie 1A
TU3.O10: Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing of Snow Leslie 1B
TU3.O11: Mapping Innundated Wetlands with Spaceborne Remote Sensing I Leslie 1C
TU3.O12: GNSS Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Ocean and Land III Leslie 1D
TU3.O13: The Southern African Regional Science Initiative - SAFARI 2000 I Leslie 1E
16:20 - 18:00
TU4.O1: RADARSAT II Leslie 2A
TU4.O2: New SAR Systems Leslie 2D
TU4.O3: COSMO-SkyMed Mission: Status and Results II Menzies M9
TU4.O4: Airborne and Ground Based Radar Measurements in Support of Space Based Instruments I Menzies M10
TU4.O5: Performance of Operational Surface Deformation Measurements from Radar Interferometry II Leslie 2B
TU4.O6: Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere Leslie 2C
TU4.O7: Soil Moisture Retrievals and Applications in Africa Leslie 3A
TU4.O8: Change Detection Leslie 3B
TU4.O9: Estimation and Classification Techniques and Applications Leslie 1A
TU4.O10: Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Glaciers Leslie 1B
TU4.O11: Mapping Innundated Wetlands with Spaceborne Remote Sensing II Leslie 1C
TU4.O12: GOES-R, Status and Applications from the next Generation U.S. Geostationary Satellite System Leslie 1D
TU4.O13: The Southern African Regional Science Initiative - SAFARI 2000 II Leslie 1E
17:00 - 19:00
Meeting: FARS - Frequency Allocations in Remote Sensing Menzies Level 7 Seminar Room
19:30 - 22:00
IGARSS by Night Buses depart 19:00
 
Wednesday, July 15
09:00 - 10:40
WE1.O1: Advanced Methods for Polarimetric Information Extraction II Leslie 2A
WE1.O2: Three-dimensional SAR I Leslie 2D
WE1.O3: Active Sensing of Ocean Waves, Currents and Rain Menzies M9
WE1.O4: Airborne and Ground Based Radar Measurements in Support of Space Based Instruments II Menzies M10
WE1.O5: Quantitative Remote Sensing for Geomorphology and Active Tectonics I Leslie 2B
WE1.O6: The Maturing A-Train Constellation: Integrated Systems Earth Science and Applications Leslie 2C
WE1.O7: Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Mission Leslie 3A
WE1.O8: Mathematical Morphology in Remote Sensing Leslie 3B
WE1.O9: Precipitation: Measurements, Analysis and Technology I Leslie 1A
WE1.O10: Sea Ice Leslie 1B
WE1.O11: Remote Sensing of Soil Properties Leslie 1C
WE1.O12: Human Health and Landscape Epidemiology Leslie 1D
WE1.O13: Remote Sensing of Fire Occurrence and Characteristics in Africa: Operational and Science Applications Leslie 1E
11:00 - 12:40
WE2.O1: Polarimetry Leslie 2A
WE2.O2: Three-dimensional SAR II Leslie 2D
WE2.O3: High Resolution Satellite Sensing of Ocean Waves Menzies M9
WE2.O4: Advanced Concepts for Image Analysis I Menzies M10
WE2.O5: Quantitative Remote Sensing for Geomorphology and Active Tectonics II Leslie 2B
WE2.O6: Remote Sensing Data Applications Leslie 2C
WE2.O7: Ocean Biology from Space Leslie 3A
WE2.O8: Registration Leslie 3B
WE2.O9: Precipitation: Measurements, Analysis and Technology II Leslie 1A
WE2.O10: Optical Sensors Calibration Leslie 1B
WE2.O11: Soil Moisture Field Experiments and Modeling Leslie 1C
WE2.O12: Desertification and Deforestation Leslie 1D
WE2.O13: Remote Sensing for Biodiversity in Africa - From Observations to Informed Actions for Biodiversity Assessments Leslie 1E
12:40 - 14:20
WEP.A: Urban and Built environment Poster Area A
WEP.B: Coastal and Wetlands Applications Posters I Poster Area B
WEP.C: Remote sensing for Pollution and Urban Area Monitoring Poster Area C
WEP.D: Optical Sensors Calibration II Poster Area D
WEP.E: Land Cover Characterization Poster Area E
WEP.F: Agroecosystems II Poster Area F
WEP.G: Soil Moisture Remote Sensing - Passive Poster Area G
WEP.H: Soil Moisture Remote Sensing - Active Poster Area H
WEP.I: Soil Properties Poster Area I
WEP.J: Vegetation Physiology and Biophysics Poster Area J
WEP.K: Fire and Disturbance Poster Area K
WEP.L: Clouds and Precipitation Poster Area L
WEP.M: Monitoring of the Environment Poster Area M
WEP.N: Inverse Problems and Techniques Poster Area N
WEP.O: Classification and Data Mining Poster Area O
12:45 - 14:15
Meeting: GRSS Technical Chairs and Chapters Lunch Smuts Residence Dining Hall
14:20 - 16:00
WE3.O1: Innovative Methods SAR Polarimetry and Applications to the Remote Sensing of Wet and Arid Regions I Leslie 2A
WE3.O2: SAR Missions and Calibration Leslie 2D
WE3.O3: Surface Salinity and Surface Processes Menzies M9
WE3.O4: Coastal and Wetlands Applications I Menzies M10
WE3.O5: Monitoring a Changing Continent with ALOS Sensors I Leslie 2B
WE3.O6: Data Mining and Machine Learning for Remote Sensing Leslie 2C
WE3.O7: Modeling and Applications of Active and Passive Ocean Sensing Leslie 3A
WE3.O8: Classification of Hyperspectral Data Leslie 3B
WE3.O9: Clouds: Measurements, Analysis and Technology I Leslie 1A
WE3.O10: Optical Sensors Technologies Leslie 1B
WE3.O11: Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Leslie 1C
WE3.O12: Urban Remote Sensing I Leslie 1D
WE3.O13: The Contribution of Remote Sensing Towards Sustainable Mining Development Practices I Leslie 1E
16:20 - 18:00
WE4.O1: Innovative Methods SAR Polarimetry and Applications to the Remote Sensing of Wet and Arid Regions II Leslie 2A
WE4.O2: High Resolution InSAR with Emphasis on Complex Scattering Scenarios Leslie 2D
WE4.O3: Monitoring of Soil Moisture and Vegetation Biomass on a Global Scale by Using Microwave Sensors Menzies M9
WE4.O4: Remote Sensing Assessment of Vegetation State and Land Degradation Menzies M10
WE4.O5: Monitoring a Changing Continent with ALOS Sensors II Leslie 2B
WE4.O6: Advanced Methods for Polarimetric Signal Processing Leslie 2C
WE4.O7: Image Classification Leslie 3A
WE4.O8: Pansharpening and Resolution enhancement Leslie 3B
WE4.O9: Clouds: Measurements, Analysis and Technology II Leslie 1A
WE4.O10: Calibration of Interferometric Microwave Radiometers Leslie 1B
WE4.O11: Vegetation Structure and Biomass I Leslie 1C
WE4.O12: Urban Remote Sensing II Leslie 1D
WE4.O13: The Contribution of Remote Sensing Towards Sustainable Mining Development Practices II Leslie 1E
17:00 - 19:00
Meeting: African Association for Remote Sensing of the Environment Menzies Level 7 Seminar Room
18:30 - 22:00
IGARSS International Soccer Match Rubgy Field below Smuts Hall
19:30 - 21:30
Wine Tasting Event Buses depart 19:00
 
Thursday, July 16
09:00 - 10:40
TH1.O1: Ionosphere Effects in Polarimetric and Interferometric SAR Imagery I Leslie 2A
TH1.O2: Low Frequency SAR Calibration, Processing, Modelling and Applications I Leslie 2D
TH1.O3: Ten Years of MODIS Earth Observations I Menzies M9
TH1.O4: Coastal and Wetlands Applications I Menzies M10
TH1.O5: Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Surface Deformation Monitoring and Damage Detection in Volcanic and Seismogenic Areas I Leslie 2B
TH1.O6: High Performance Geocomputation and Remote Sensing I Leslie 2C
TH1.O7: Inversion of Land Surface and Biophysical Properties I Leslie 3A
TH1.O8: Source Separation: From ICA to Unmixing Leslie 3B
TH1.O9: Segmentation-Based Image Analysis and Classification Leslie 1A
TH1.O10: Calibration of Microwave Radiometers Leslie 1B
TH1.O11: Vegetation Structure and Biomass II Leslie 1C
TH1.O12: Active Remote Sensing and Land Characterization Leslie 1D
TH1.O13: Lidar-Based Remote Sensing - the Next Wave I Leslie 1E
11:00 - 12:40
TH2.O1: Ionosphere Effects in Polarimetric and Interferometric SAR Imagery II Leslie 2A
TH2.O2: Low Frequency SAR Calibration, Processing, Modelling and Applications II Leslie 2D
TH2.O3: Ten Years of MODIS Earth Observations II Menzies M9
TH2.O4: Coastal and Wetlands Applications II Menzies M10
TH2.O5: Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Surface Deformation Monitoring and Damage Detection in Volcanic and Seismogenic Areas II Leslie 2B
TH2.O6: High Performance Geocomputation and Remote Sensing II Leslie 2C
TH2.O7: Inversion of Land Surface and Biophysical Properties II Leslie 3A
TH2.O8: Image Segmentation and Textures Leslie 3B
TH2.O9: Time-series Analyses for Change Detection Leslie 1A
TH2.O10: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Africa I Leslie 1B
TH2.O11: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Processes I Leslie 1C
TH2.O12: Geostationary Data Products; Land Surface Temperature Leslie 1D
TH2.O13: Lidar-Based Remote Sensing - the Next Wave II Leslie 1E
12:40 - 14:20
THP.A: Land Use and Land Cover Poster Area A
THP.B: Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties and Wetlands Poster Area B
THP.C: Forest and Vegetation Applications Poster Area C
THP.D: Buildings and Urban Areas Poster Area D
THP.E: Data Processing I Poster Area E
THP.F: Data Processing and Data Compression Poster Area F
THP.G: Classification Techniques and Applications Poster Area G
THP.H: Interferometry Poster Area H
THP.I: SAR Instruments, Missions and Calibration Poster Area I
THP.J: SAR Posters A Poster Area J
THP.K: SAR Posters B Poster Area K
THP.L: Microwave Radiometry: Instruments and Applications Poster Area L
14:00 - 16:00
Meeting: Trace Gas and Air Pollution Monitoring from Space Menzies Level 7 Seminar Room
14:20 - 16:00
TH3.O1: Remote Sensing for Sea Pollution Leslie 2A
TH3.O2: High-Resolution SAR Image processing Leslie 2D
TH3.O3: Recent Advances in Hyperspectral Unmixing and Information Extraction I Menzies M9
TH3.O4: Coastal and Wetlands Applications III Menzies M10
TH3.O5: Measuring Earth Dynamics using L-Band Interferometry Leslie 2B
TH3.O6: Open Source Initiatives for Remote Sensing - Orfeo Toolbox I Leslie 2C
TH3.O7: Data Fusion I Leslie 3A
TH3.O8: Advanced Concepts for Image Analysis II Leslie 3B
TH3.O9: Remote Sensing and Geospatial Information Technology for Agricultural Decision Support Leslie 1A
TH3.O10: Optical Sensing Methods and Systems Leslie 1B
TH3.O11: Remote Sensing of LAI Leslie 1C
TH3.O12: Land Use / Land Cover Classification - Africa Focus I Leslie 1D
TH3.O13: Lidar Sensing Leslie 1E
16:20 - 18:00
TH4.O1: Advanced Methods for Polarimetric Information Extraction I Leslie 2A
TH4.O2: Interferometry I Leslie 2D
TH4.O3: Recent Advances in Hyperspectral Unmixing and Information Extraction II Menzies M9
TH4.O4: Remote Sensing for Land and Air Pollution Monitoring Menzies M10
TH4.O5: Tropospheric Propagation Effects in Radar Mesaurements Leslie 2B
TH4.O6: Open Source Initiatives for Remote Sensing - Orfeo Toolbox II Leslie 2C
TH4.O7: Data Fusion II Leslie 3A
TH4.O8: Remote Sensing of Land Hydrological Parameters for Application to Floods and Landslides Management Leslie 3B
TH4.O9: Ship Detection and Classification: Application of SAR techniques in the framework of High Resolution sensors Leslie 1A
TH4.O10: UAV Sensing Leslie 1B
TH4.O11: Remote Sensing of Vegetation Processes II Leslie 1C
TH4.O12: Land Use / Land Cover Classification - Africa Focus II Leslie 1D
TH4.O13: Phenology, Inter-annual Change and Modelling Leslie 1E
20:00 - 22:00
Awards Banquet Buses depart 19:30
 
Friday, July 17
09:00 - 10:40
FR1.O1: SAR Polarimetry: Theory and Applications I Leslie 2A
FR1.O2: Interferometry II Leslie 2D
FR1.O3: Imaging Spectroscopy Initiatives in Europe Menzies M9
FR1.O4: Satellite Photo/Radargrammetry with the New Generation of High-resolution Sensors I Menzies M10
FR1.O5: Geospatial Based Analysis I Leslie 2B
FR1.O6: High Performance Computing for Hyperspectral Image Analysis I Leslie 2C
FR1.O7: A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) to Underpin GEOSS with a Particular Emphasis on Climate Change through Optical Based Sensors I Leslie 3A
FR1.O8: Global DEM Interoperability: ASTER GDEM: Initial Assessment I Leslie 3B
FR1.O9: Spatiotemporal Data Mining and Pattern Discovery I Leslie 1A
FR1.O10: Urban Applications I Leslie 1B
FR1.O11: Forest Mapping Leslie 1C
FR1.O12: Atmospheric Sensing and Profiling Leslie 1D
FR1.O13: Synergy of SAR and LIDAR for Characterizing Vegetation 3D Structure and Biomass I Leslie 1E
11:00 - 12:40
FR2.O1: SAR Polarimetry: Theory and Applications II Leslie 2A
FR2.O2: Interferometry and SAR Leslie 2D
FR2.O3: Recent Advances in Microwave Radiometer Technology Menzies M9
FR2.O4: Satellite Photo/Radargrammetry with the New Generation of High-resolution Sensors II Menzies M10
FR2.O5: Geospatial Based Analysis II Leslie 2B
FR2.O6: High Performance Computing for Hyperspectral Image Analysis II Leslie 2C
FR2.O7: A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) to Underpin GEOSS with a Particular Emphasis on Climate Change through Optical Based Sensors II Leslie 3A
FR2.O8: Global DEM Interoperability: ASTER GDEM: Initial Assessment II Leslie 3B
FR2.O9: Spatiotemporal Data Mining and Pattern Discovery II Leslie 1A
FR2.O10: Urban Applications II Leslie 1B
FR2.O11: Wetlands and Flooding Leslie 1C
FR2.O12: Remote Sensing of the Upper Atmosphere Leslie 1D
FR2.O13: Synergy of SAR and LIDAR for Characterizing Vegetation 3D Structure and Biomass II Leslie 1E
14:20 - 16:00
FR3.O1: Active Microwave Sensors Leslie 2A
FR3.O2: Interferometry - Moving Targets Leslie 2D
FR3.O3: Present and Future of Satellite Altimetry I Menzies M9
FR3.O4: Remote Sensing Tools for Plant Production System Management Menzies M10
FR3.O5: Geospatial Applications Leslie 2B
FR3.O7: Earth Observation Sensor Web: Technlogies, Solutions, and Perspectives I Leslie 3A
FR3.O9: Advances in Data Systems for Future Missions and Earth Science Research I Leslie 1A
FR3.O10: Remote Sensing Education Leslie 1B
FR3.O11: Agroecosystems Leslie 1C
FR3.O12: Sensors, Algorithm Techniques, and Cases Studies in Aerosols & Atmospheric Composition I Leslie 1D
FR3.O13: Water Monitoring with MERIS and AATSR in Africa Leslie 1E
16:20 - 18:00
FR4.O1: Active Microwave Sensor Applications Leslie 2A
FR4.O3: Present and Future of Satellite Altimetry II Menzies M9
FR4.O5: Geodesy in Africa Leslie 2B
FR4.O7: Earth Observation Sensor Web: Technlogies, Solutions, and Perspectives II Leslie 3A
FR4.O9: Advances in Data Systems for Future Missions and Earth Science Research II Leslie 1A
FR4.O11: Challenges in Integrating Information From New Earth Science Missions for Societal Applications Leslie 1C
FR4.O12: Sensors, Algorithm Techniques, and Cases Studies in Aerosols & Atmospheric Composition II Leslie 1D