01 - 04 March 2015
UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, California, USA


This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optics and photonics-based technologies for monitoring and sensing the environment, from local industrial applications to global climate measurements to astrophysical observations. This Congress marks a return to the tradition of FTS and HISE meetings, offering a stand-alone Congress to maximize collaboration and information exchange.


Schedule at a glance


Joint Poster Session

Monday, 2 March, 13:00—14:30, Lakeview Room
Poster presentations offer an effective way to communicate new research findings and provide a venue for lively and detailed discussion between presenters and interested viewers. Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss current research one-on-one with the presenters.

Conference Reception

Tuesday, 3 March, 17:30—19:00, Lakeview Room
Join your fellow attendees for the conference reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full Conference attendees. Meeting attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.

Plenary Presenters

Advancing Climate Benchmark Measurements, Henry E. Revercomb; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:00—09:45
Dr. Henry E. Revercomb (Hank), director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been engaged in using radiation measurements to study the atmospherics of the earth and other planets.  Specialties include, high spectral resolution instrumentation for atmospheric remote sensing and spectroscopy, operational temperature and water vapor sounders, climate observing systems, and net radiative flux observations of Venus and Jupiter.
Anomalousness: How to Measure What You Can't Define, James Theiler; Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Tuesday, 3 March, 09:45—10:30
James Theiler received a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech in 1987, and subsequently held appointments at UCSD, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Santa Fe Institute. He joined the technical staff at Los Alamos in 1994, and was named a Laboratory Fellow in 2005. His professional interests include statistical modeling, machine learning, image processing, and remote sensing.
From 1D-Fourier Transform Spectroscopy to Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy in Astronomy, Jean-Pierre Maillard,  Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France
Tuesday, 3 March, 13:00—13:45
Jean-Pierre Maillard is currently director of research emeritus at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. He started his scientific career by his PhD thesis devoted to the application in astronomy  of FT spectroscopy, which was just at the beginning, in Professor Jacquinot’s lab under Pierre Connes supervision. Few years later, he was in charge of building a high-resolution infrared FTS for the 3.6-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. With this instrument, in operation for almost twenty years, he obtained important results on the solar system planetary atmospheres, the atmosphere of evolved stars, on star forming molecular clouds … By coupling the CFHT-FTS to an infrared camera he built the first astronomical Imaging FTS to study the environment of the Galactic Center black hole, the envelope of planetary nebulae… He has been actively participating to several IFTS proposals, for space and ground-based telescopes, the last one being a wide-field IFTS for CFHT, ready to start observing. 

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