POSTPONED TO SEPT: 16th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium
Convergence at the Poles
Event Type: Other
When: 16 May 2021 to 21 May 2021
Where: University of Alaska Fairbanks
This conference was originally scheduled to take place 14-18 September 2020, and then 16-21 May 2021, but has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates are 13-17 September 2021.
The symposium provides a platform for the exchange of current applied research and best practices, the presentation of new technology and further innovation, and the advancement of international cooperation in the circumpolar regions of the world. We look to build on the more than 100 participants and the record 50% attendance by students and early career researchers at the 15th ICRSS!
This symposium deals specifically with remote sensing applications in the polar environments, both Arctic and Antarctic. Earth’s Polar Regions feature cold-climate environments characterized by unique landscapes, biota, and processes. Many of these features and dynamics are Cryosphere-driven and either are already subject to or have the potential for fundamental and rapid changes in a warming world. Earth observation technologies provide crucial tools to understand and quantify these changes.
This symposium will be of interest to scientists, scholars, and industry and government professionals involved in studying and quantifying Arctic and Antarctic Change, renewable and non-renewable resource management, and development of new technologies and methods targeting remote sensing observations of polar environments. The symposium will provide a platform for the exchange of current applied research and best practices, the presentation of new technology and further innovation, and the advancement of international co-operation in the circumpolar regions of the world.
The theme of the 16th ICRSS is Convergence at the Poles – Addressing urgent research questions and management needs through remote sensing in the Arctic and Antarctic.
The 16th ICRSS is being hosted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Oral presentations will take place in the Wood Center Ballroom and various conference activities will be scattered through the greater University and Fairbanks community.