Dr Woodhouse's attendance in Mzuzu is supported by the Scotland-Malawi Partnership. The workshop is possibly due to the generous support of the Edinburgh Earth Observatory, the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society and the University of Mzuzu.
FROM 6-7 DECEMBER 2007
By 2008 there will be four new radar satellites in orbit, with
more to come. Lidar remote sensing is increasingly becoming a staple
constituent of land mapping and forest management. Dr Woodhouse, Senior Lecturer in Radar RS,
The event is an invaluable opportunity to be briefed on
state-of-the-art satellite remote sensing and will be of interest to university
researchers, land managers, government officials, NGOs and anyone with an
interest in obtaining detailed data about the land surface.
The symposium will also give opportunity for the participants to share the research experiences and applications of remote sensing in different fields. If your organisation or as an individual you have some paper or experiences contact the organisers by 30 November 2007.
For confirmation of participation and detailed information you can contact Mavuto Tembo on +265 (0) 8 203 143 Fax +265 (0) 1 320 505 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your participation
The large synoptic coverage, the frequent data acquisition
and the increasing level of spatial and spectral detail available makes satellite-based
remote sensing instruments ever more relevant to tackling environmental and
geospatial issues in
1) To bring together interested parties to share knowledge and experience
and the form the basis of a network of remote sensing researchers and
practitioners in, and around,
2) To showcase some relevant examples of remote sensing applications in
3) To link those practitioners with potential RS solutions to new
challenges and issues in
We welcome a wide range of topics and applications. There are two main kinds of presentations that we would like to see.
1) presentations outlining how a research project in
a. Clearly state the problem being addressed.
b. Explain what environmental parameters are being measured by remote sensing and by what sensors.
c. Why remote sensing is being used in this project.
d. Summarise some results showing the level of success.
e. Look to the future and propose how things might be improved.
2) presentations outlining a key environmental challenge facing
a. Clearly state the problem to be addressed.
b. Explain what environmental parameters require to be measured.
c. Give details of how often these parameters might need to be measured and to what level of spatial detail.
By hosting this workshop we hope to bring together people
with problems and people with possible solutions, as well as generally