IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium


Sun, Jul 31 - Fri, Aug 5 2011

The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation, application and dissemination of this information.

Aim of the conference

The theme of the conference is: Beyond the Frontiers: Expanding our Knowledge of the WorldIt is our task to observe the earth’s environment, and it is the work of geoscience and remote sensing technology to aid us in this task. We cannot touch the stars, but we can explore them by remote sensing technology. We are surrounded by many different types of frontiers. Remote sensing is a technology that can expand our knowledge beyond these frontiers. We can observe the earth’s environment on a global scale, beyond that which can be seen through our own eyes. Subsurface sensing that is applied below the surface of the ground and the ocean, and even beneath the surface of man-made construction, provides us with knowledge of the unknown world. Boundaries between countries have no meaning when the earth’s environment is observed by remote sensing technology. In addition to the observation, technologies to store and utilize the information are also quite important for earth’s environment. We hope IGARSS2011 will provide you with the opportunity to think about how we can expand our frontiers.


The main topics of the conference would be in the fields of:

  • Advances in Analysis Techniques
  • Land
  • Atmosphere
  • Oceans
  • Environmental Applications
  • Sensors and Platforms
  • Data Management
  • Dissemination, Education and Policy
Sendai International Center, Tohoku University