Environmental Sensing (IE)

This group emphasizes sensing for the environment. Environmental sensing involves those tools and processing techniques to characterize the environment including DIAL and LIDAR, hyperspectral monitoring, detection, processing and characterization, surveying applications, atmospheric propagation, pollution monitoring, and remote imaging. Also included in this area is remote sensing for military and commercial applications such as land management, target detection, and disaster monitoring.

The Environmental Sensing Technical Group hosted an Incubator Meeting on Precision Measurements in Air Quality and Turbulence at OSA Headquarters from 18-20 May 2016. This small, invitation-only meeting sought to address optics and photonics solutions for high precision air quality monitoring, with a focus on instrumentation, measurement traceability, and data assimilation and integration. You can read more about this meeting in the following blog posts:

Environmental Sensing Technical Group Special Talk
19 October 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Radisson Hotel, Genesee Suite G

Join the Environmental Sensing Technical Group for a special talk featuring a presentation from Dr. Azer Yalin of Colorado State University. Please RSVP to tgactivities@osa.org if you plan to attend.
If you are a member of the Environmental Sensing Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this group’s members, please contact the group chair, Partha Banerjee.