Beyond the Frontiers: Expanding our Knowledge of the World
On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2011 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to Vancouver, BC, Canada for IGARSS 2011.
To enjoy glittering stars in the sky, we must keep the atmosphere and the earth clean. It is our task to observe the earth’s environment, and it is the work of geoscience and remote sensing technology to aid us in this task. We cannot touch the stars, but we can explore them by remote sensing technology. We are surrounded by many different types of frontiers. Remote sensing is a technology that can expand our knowledge beyond these frontiers. We can observe the earth’s environment on a global scale, beyond that which can be seen through our own eyes. Subsurface sensing that is applied below the surface of the ground and the ocean, and even beneath the surface of man-made construction, provides us with knowledge of the unknown world. Boundaries between countries have no meaning when the earth’s environment is observed by remote sensing technology. In addition to the observation, technologies to store and utilize the information are also quite important for earth’s environment. We hope IGARSS2011 will provide you with the opportunity to think about how we can expand our frontiers. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver in July 2011.