David G. Goodenough

GRSS President 1992-1993

DAVID G. GOODENOUGH (LF’10, F’97, SM’89, M’65) has been a senior Research Scientist at Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, BC, of the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Victoria where he has graduate students and is a NSERC recipient. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1997). He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000). He was President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (1992-1993) and served as Past-President (1994-1996).  He created the first draft of the GRSS Operations Manual, championed the new GRSS organizational structure of multiple vice-presidents, served as General Co-Chairman with Dr. Andrew Blanchard of IGARSS 2000 in Honolulu, and served as Technical Co-Chairman of IGARSS’89 (Vancouver) and IGARSS 2002 (Toronto). He was Technical Committee Chairman of the 1995 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Computers, Communication, and Signal Processing, Victoria, B.C. Dr. Goodenough holds the following degrees: Ph.D. and M.Sc. (University of Toronto), and B.Sc. (University of British Columbia). He was an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Wheaton College in Norton, MA (1970-1973).  He was an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa (1979-1996). Dr. Goodenough worked at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (1973-1991), where he was a Chief Research Scientist and Head of the Knowledge-Based Methods and Systems Section. He has published extensively (>200 papers). He has received the following awards: Government of Canada’s Award of Excellence; the IEEE GRS-S Distinguished Achievement Award; the Canadian Remote Sensing Society’s Gold Medal Award; the IEEE GRS-S Outstanding Service Award; a Natural Resources Canada Departmental Merit Award; an Energy, Mines, and Resources Merit Award; and NASA Group Achievement Awards. Dr. Goodenough is Principal Investigator of a Radarsat Constellation Mission Project on Compact Polarimetry for Forestry, a Hyperspectral Forest Applications Project, and a Co-I of a Scientific GRID Computing and Data Project for computing remote sensing products such as polarimetric decompositions and above-ground forest carbon maps. Dr. Goodenough was Principal Investigator (PI) of the NASA project, Evaluation and Validation of EO-1 for Sustainable Development (EVEOSD) of forests and Principal Investigator of a Radarsat-2 Forest Applications Project.  He was PI of a CHRIS project, EVC, with the European Space Agency. Dr. Goodenough was the PI of the System of Experts for Intelligent Data Management (SEIDAM) Project with NASA.  He was PI of a project for monitoring Canada’s above ground carbon in its forests. He is a member of a USAF / DND hyperspectral team for a new hyperspectral sensor. Dr. Goodenough’s current research interests focus on methods and algorithms for forest information from hyperspectral and polarimetric radar systems in order to create geospatial products for forest species, forest health, and forest carbon. He has provided consultation on remote sensing methods, systems, and policies for civilian and defence applications. Dr. Goodenough has participated in national and international large satellite missions, serving on Phase A teams, User and Science Teams, and Evaluation Teams.

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