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UNB to host the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantic 2019

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on May 22, 2019

Category: myUNB , UNB Fredericton

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The University of New Brunswick is hosting the 40th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium and Geomatics Atlantics 2019 from June 3 to 7, bringing experts from across the field to Fredericton.

Academics, practitioners, vendors and policy makers from the remote sensing and geomatics community will share knowledge under the theme of common perspectives and NewSpace, a movement surrounding the emerging private spaceflight industry.

“This symposium is the annual conference of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, which is dedicated to the promotion of remote sensing in Canada,” says Dr. Brigitte Leblon, president of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society and professor of remote sensing in UNB’s faculty of forestry and environmental management. “Canada enters into a new era for Earth observation satellites with the three satellites of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), offering quasi-daily image acquisition, and the new space strategy for Canada just released by the federal government. RCM satellites will provide improved Earth observation capabilities, for example in case of disasters such as flooding on the St. John River.”

The event is jointly organized by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, who represents Canada at the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

The symposium also features student-centered activities including a Mapathon, a summer school, an ISPRS workshop and a student program that includes an industry-student networking lunch and a Q&A session.

“Geomatics Atlantic is the largest annual geomatics conference in Atlantic Canada. It is the premier event which allows geomatics professionals to network and learn of emerging trends in the industry,” says Robert Harris, chair of the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and geomatics manager with the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety.

A free public lecture will be held on Tuesday, June 4, focusing on the use of remote sensing and geomatics for flood monitoring in the greater Fredericton area. The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in Room 105 of MacLaggan Hall, 33 Dineen Dr., UNB Fredericton.

For more information, please contact the conference co-chairs:

Media contact: Kelsey Pye