Hyperspectral Cal/Val Workshop Participants

IEEE GRSS Hyperspectral Cal/Val Workshop

Edinburgh, UK

Oct 7-9, 2015



Cindy Ong
Principal Research Scientist, Spectral Sensing
Research Team Leader, Spectral Sensing Team
Mineral Systems Science Group, Discovering Australia’s Mineral Resources Program
Mineral Resources Flagship
Australian Resources Research Centre
26 Dick Perry Ave,
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Ph: +61-8-6436 8677
Fax: +61-8-6436 8586
Web: http:/www.csiro.au
Email: Cindy.Ong@csiro.au
Cindy is currently a Research Team Leader for the Spectral Sensing Team in the CSIRO Mineral Resources. Her graduate training was in Mechanical Engineer and her PhD was in Applied Physics. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a research scientist performing R&D on hyperspectral technology focused on delivering quantitative environmental measurements for the mining industry and natural resources management and regulatory requirements. More recently her work has extended to the extractive and agriculture industry. Her expertise are in calibration and validation (lab and vicarious), spectral libraries, standards, environmental regulations and environmental monitoring especially related to mining and extractive industry, ie, rehabilitation, dust, acid mine drainage, fugitive gas.
Andreas Müller
Head of Department
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Earth Observation Center
German Remote Sensing Data Center
Land Surface
82234 Weßling
Phone:+49 8153 28-1533
Fax:+49 8153 28-1458
Email: Andreas.Mueller@dlr.de
Andreas received his diploma at the Working-Group for Geo-Scientific
Remote Sensing at Munich in geology and remote sensing in May 1990.
He is now the head of the Working Group ‘Imaging Spectroscopy’ at the German Remote
Sensing Data Center (DLR). His research interests include:
Radiometric and spectral simulation of imaging spectrometers;
Spectral characterisation of natural surfaces; and
Application development focusing on: Land Degradation, Mining Environments.
Hirokazu Yamamoto
Senior Research Scientist
Geological Survey of Japan/ AIST
The Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
Remote Sensing Research Group
Central 7, Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8567
Phone: +81-29-861-3956
Internet: unit.aist.go.jp/igg/rs-rg/eng_index.html
Email: hirokazu.yamamoto@aist.go.jp
Hirokazu Yamamoto received the B.Sci. degree from Faculty of
Education, Waseda University in 1995, and the M.Eng. degree from Image
Science and Technology, Chiba University in 1997., and Ph.D. degrees
in Electronics and Photonic Systems from Chiba University in 2000. He
is currently a researcher at Geological Survey of Japan, National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. His research
interests include the calibration and validation of optical satellite
Jeffrey S. Czapla-Myers
Associate Research Professor of Optical Sciences
College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd., Meinel 602
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094
Phone: 520-621-4242
Email: jscm@optics.arizona.edu
Jeff received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2006.
His research interests include: ground-based radiometric calibration
of airborne and spaceborne remote sensing systems; development of
automated methodology, test site and instrumentation for vicarious
calibration of remote sensing systems; radiometric instrumentation design;
and uncertainty analysis of earth science data products.
Joanne Nightingale
Principal Research Scientist in Earth Observation and Climate
National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road,
Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW
United Kingdom
Tel: 020 8943 6722
Email: joanne.nightingale@npl.co.uk
Dr Joanne Nightingale joined NPL in 2013 from NASA’s Goddard Space
Flight Center and brings over six years’ experience in coordinating
Earth Observation System global land product and essential climate
variable (ECV) validation activities. Joanne chaired the CEOS Working
Group on Calibration and Validation, sub-group for Land Product
Validation from 2010-2013. She obtained her PhD in Geography and
Remote Sensing from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Joanne’s research interests include: assessing the quality of
information about forests derived from in situ measurement devices and
Earth Observation Satellites; improving global satellite-derived
biophysical product validation strategies; and contributing to good
practice guidance for the evaluation of ECV data records.
Leland E. Pierce
Associate Research Scientist
Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
3214 EECS Bldg
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122
Phone: (734) 763-3157
Email: lep@umich.edu
Leland received his PhD from the the Univ of Michigan in 1991.
His recent research interests include:
development of image processing techniques for radar remote sensing;
scattering models for natural targets; and standards for remote
sensing data and processing.
Tim Malthus
Research Group Leader
Coastal Monitoring, Modelling and Informatics Group
Coastal Management and Development Program
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship
Dutton Park, Queensland
Tel: +61 2 6246 5732
Email: Tim.Malthus@csiro.au
Tim received his PhD from the University of Otago,
New Zealand in 1986. He previously led the
Environmental Earth Observation Program in the CSIRO Division of Land
and Water. He combines skills in calibration, validation and field
spectroscopy with analysis of airborne and satellite Earth observation
data, to develop improved monitoring tools for the management of land
and water resources informing wider environmental policies. Tim’s
research career has focused on earth observation of both the aquatic
and terrestrial environments. Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Malthus was
Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing, University of Edinburgh and
Director of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Field
Spectroscopy Facility based at the University.
Martin Bachmann
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Earth Observation Center
German Remote Sensing Data Center
Land Surface
82234 Weßling
Phone:+49 8153 28-3325
Fax:+49 8153 28-1458
Email: martin.bachmann@dlr.de
He received his PhD from the Univeristy of Würzburg in 2007.
Martin is a Research Scientist at DLR-DFD,
in the Working Group ‘Imaging Spectroscopy’.
His research Interests include:
automated pre-processing of remote sensing data;
automated spectral unmixing;
field and laboratory spectroscopy; and
image fusion.
He has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of hyperspectral data
analysis and data pre-processing (system correction,
ortho-rectification, atmospheric correction, spectral unmixing).
He also has expertise in Data Quality Control for imaging spectrometer data.
Coordinated and participated in multiple ground campaigns for
validation / calibration of airborne hyperspectral data (inc. CEOS
CalVal activities).
Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa
Research Scientist III
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449
Phone: 303-492-1445
Email: sjsk@nsidc.org
He received his Phd from the University of Washington in 1978.
His specialties include:
remote sensing and geographic information systems;
client interface and metadata;
data tool development;
and algorithm support.
Stefanie Holzwarth
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Earth Observation Center
German Remote Sensing Data Center
Land Surface
82234 Weßling
Phone:+49 8153 28-3368
Fax:+49 8153 28-1458
Stefanie is a researcher at DLR who has been working on the EUFAR
project for the past several years, including standards for
airborne hyperspectral image data.
Christopher J. MacLellan
Research Associate in Field Spectroscopy
NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility
School of Geosciences
The University of Edinburgh
James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE
Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 8596
FAX: +44 (0) 131 650 5901
Email: Chris.MacLellan@ed.ac.uk
He received the B.Sc. degree in physics from the University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, U.K., in 1981.
He has worked in industry where he specialized
in the design, manufacture, and calibration of light
measurement instrumentation with Macam Photometrics
Ltd, Livingston, U.K., and Optronic Laboratories
Inc., Orlando, FL. He is currently the
Equipment Manager with the Natural Environment
Research Council, Field Spectroscopy Facility,
School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh,
where his responsibilities include equipment test and calibration, system performance
measurements, and new sensor design.
Kurt Thome
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Biospheric Sciences Laboratory
Mail Code: 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301.614.6671
Email: kurtis.thome@nasa.gov
Kurt Thome obtained a BS degree in Meteorology from Texas A&M University and MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Arizona. He then joined what is now the College of Optical Sciences becoming full professor in 2006. He served as the Director of the Remote Sensing Group from 1997 to 2008. Thome moved to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 2008 as a Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Branch. He was been a member of the Landsat-7, ASTER, MODIS, and EO-1 Science Teams providing vicarious calibration results for those and other imaging sensors. Thome also served on the Global Aerosol Project Team and the Landsat Calibration Team. Thome was selected as a Fellow of SPIE in 2006 and served as the calibration lead for the Thermal Infrared Sensor on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission from 2009-2013.