Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)

Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)

14 - 17 November 2016
Kongresshalle am Zoo, Leipzig, Germany

Seeking innovations in hyperspectral instrumentation and data analysis methods, to study geophysical and atmospheric phenomena, and to advance capabilities for anomaly- and signature-based detection.

The scope of HISE continues to expand as hyperspectral measurement and detection systems proliferate. These provide unprecedented opportunities to monitor and understand our planetary system. Fusing hyperspectral observations with other sensing modalities shows great scientific potential and promises enhanced discrimination capabilities. Hyperspectral remote sensing over scales ranging from regional to global, and object/event-oriented to climatological are of interest.
All relevant passive, active, imaging, and sounding hyperspectral and related remote sensing programs, technologies, missions, field campaigns, signal processing, applications, validation approaches, basic research are welcome. Additionally, research is solicited that addresses the use of current and future measurements for providing products useful for rapid response efforts to phenomena such as downed aircraft, volcanoes, floods, changes in land cover, snow/ice cover, and treaty violations; also atmospheric events such as biomass burning, tropical storms, trace gases, and heavy aerosol events.

Plenary and Keynote Speakers

Mtg-irs: The Instrument, Its Products and Current User Readiness Activitie; Stephen Tjemkes, EUMETSAT, Germany,  Keynote


The Invention of High Efficient Blue LEDs and Future Lighting; Shuji Nakamura, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, USA, Plenary

Martin Mlynczak
NASA Langley Research Ctr
United States

Program Chair
Peter Pilewskie
University of Colorado at Boulder
United States

Program Chair
Michael Yetzbacher
Naval Research Laboratory

Program Chair

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Hotel Reservation 12 October 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 12 October 2016
Advanced Registration 17 October 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 17 October 2016
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 26 October 2016 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 26 October 2016
Eric Bucsela, SRI International, Inc., Applying the OMI NO2 Retrieval Algorithm to Estimate the Production Efficiency of Lightning NOx, Invited

Alexander Cede, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory, Invited

André Ehrlich, University of Leipzig, Germany, Simultaneous Retrieval of Cloud and Snow Properties Using Airborne Spectral Solar Remote Sensing , Invited

Florian Ewald, German Aerospace Center, Germany, Characterization and Airborne Deployment of Specmacs, a Multipurpose Hyperspectral Cloud and Sky Imager , Invited

Daniel Feldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States, Observing Climate Change With Both Shortwave and Longwave Hyperspectral Satellite Instrumentation, Invited

Xianglei Huang, University of Michigan, United States, On the Use of Hyperspectral Observations in Climate Studies: Unveiling a Hidden Dimension , Invited

Evelyn Jäkel, University of Leipzig, Germany, Analysis of the Vertical Distribution of the Thermodynamic Phase in Tropical Deep-convective Clouds , Invited

Lars Klüser, German Aerospace Center, Germany, On the Information Content of Hyperspectral Infrared Observations with Respect to Mineral Dust , Invited

Luca Palchetti, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (CNR), Italy, Far-IR Spectral Observations of the Earth's Longwave Radiation and Their Role in Climate Studies, Invited

Martin Riese, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, High Resolution Infrared Limb-imaging of Atmospheric Temperature and Composition , Invited

Alan Schaum, US Naval Research Laboratory, United States, Clairvoyant Fusion Solutions to Composite Spectral Detection Problems , Invited

Sebastian Schmidt, Univ of Colorado/LASP, United States, The Shortwave Spectral Signature of Cloud Spatial Structure – a New Observable for Cloud and Trace Gas Remote Sensing , Invited

Michel Van Roozendael, Inst d'Aeronomie Spatiale de Belgique, Belgium, Title to Be Announced, Invited

Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, United States, A Fast Hyperspectral Radiative Transfer Model , Invited

Stephen Tjemkes, EUMETSAT, Germany, Mtg-irs: The Instrument, Its Products and Current User Readiness Activities , Keynote

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Congress Special Events

Conference Welcome Reception
Monday, 14 November, 18:30 - 20:00
Location to be Announced

Industry Panel
Tuesday, 15 November, 17:30 - 19:00
Kongresshalle am Zoo

Renewable energy systems are finally on a global economic rise, exceeding combined new build fossil generation for the first in 2015. Still there is a long way to go, as renewable energies (including hydro) contribute less than a quarter of the worldwide overall energy capacity. In this panel discussion, we will hear different perspectives from politics, research and industry on the status and future of renewable energies and approaches to accelerate market penetration. 

Munin Amin, RWE International SE, Germany
Jörg Bagdahn, Fraunhofer Center for Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Germany
Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, Germany
Bongyoung Yoo, Hanyang University, South Korea

Facilitated by Kenneth Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia