Anthony K. Milne, GRSS President 2008-2009

( SM 2004, F 2011) B.A., (New England); M.A.Hons., (Sydney); Ph.D., (Colorado)

Anthony Milne is Visiting Professor of Geography and Remote Sensing in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Remote Sensing Science Manager of the Australian Government sponsored Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (2003-2010). He is also a Co-Director of a private company, Horizon Geoscience Consulting Pty.Ltd., founded in  2002. He is a member of the IEEE GRS-S AdCom (2002-), Chair, Membership Committee (2004-2005),  Executive Vice President (2006-2007), President IEEE GRS-S (2008-2009) and currently leads the GRSS Globalisation Initiative.

Professor Milne has been a Principal Investigator in international research programs including: the NASA SIR-B and SIR-C radar missions, AIRSAR (USA), ERS-1 and ERS-2, ENVISAT(ESA), JERS-1, ALOS PALSAR (Japan) and MOMS  (Germany) and was Co-Chairman of  three NASA AIRSAR Missions to Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific between 1994 and 2000 involving 18 countries.  He is currently a member of the Science Team for the Japanese Space Agency’s ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative Research Program and has just retired as a Science Advisor to the Council of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

In his previous role as Director of the Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS at the University of New South Wales he was responsible for leading a team of multi-disciplinary researchers involved in environmental analysis. His research interests lie in radar remote sensing, vegetation assessment and the mapping of wetlands. Recent research projects include Australian – Papua New Guinea radar topographic mapping and GEO related forest and carbon assessment programs, and a series of projects for the NSW Government related to investigating the usefulness of radar to map flood patterns, vegetation condition and the distribution of coastal and in-land riverine wetlands. (Date: Feb. 2011)