Using Earth Observation and Remote Sensing in the Pacific Islands Region : A Role for REACT
Webinar Speaker: Professor Anthony Milne, AO, Life Fellow, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia
About the Webinar
This presentation will introduce the Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) of the Blue Pacific Region and outline their recognised EO and geospatial needs as well as identify the challenges and difficulties they face in using EO technologies to address SDG’s, Climate Change and Natural Disaster demands.
It will also outline the role the Pacific Island Advisory Group, established by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO), of which IEEE GRSS is a Participating Organisation and discuss how REACT might consider supporting viable applications implementation and contribute expertise to support research, infrastructure development and training opportunities in the Blue Pacific Region.
About the Speaker
Tony Milne is a 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 Co-Director of Horizon Geoscience Pty Ltd 2004-2021. From 2013-2017 he served as Director of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), Radar Research and Applications Facility.
He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and was President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (2008-09). Between 2009 -2016 he was Director of the GRSS, Globalisation Initiative and now serves as their Asia-Oceania Liaison Officer. He is the GRSS Representative on the Group of Earth Observation (GEO) based in Geneva and was appointed Co-Chair of the GEO Programme Board (2021-2023).
In 2012 he was made an ‘Officer in the Order of Australia’ by the Australian Government, for services to radar related remote sensing throughout Australia and Asia.