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
Program Chair

Peter Pilewskie

University of Colorado at Boulder
Program Chair

Michael Yetzbacher

Naval Research Laboratory

Program Chair

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Eric Bucsela, SRI International, Inc., Applying the OMI NO2 Retrieval Algorithm to Estimate the Production Efficiency of Lightning NOx, Invited

Alexander Cede, SciGlob Instruments & Services LLC, 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 Jülich 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, High Resolution Mapping of Urban NO2 Distributions Using Airborne Remote Sensing , 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

Congress Welcome Reception
Monday, 14 November, 18:30 - 20:30
Mekong Event Space - Leipzig Zoo

Attend the 2016 Light, Energy and the Environment Congress Welcome Reception in the unique Mekong event space of the famous Gondwanaland. Meet with colleagues from around the world and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres. This event is complimentary for technical attendees - non-technical attendees and guest tickets are available for $55 USD each.

The Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics (CSP)

Tuesday, 15 November 2016
13:30 – 16:30
Ticket Fee: $15 USD per person
70 person maximum capacity.

Registration will be available onsite at the congress on a first come first serve basis.

Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Kongresshalle am Zoo. Bus will depart at 13:30 and return by 16:30.

The Fraunhofer CSP conducts applied research into silicon crystallization, wafer production, solar cell characterization and module technology, developing in the process new technologies, production processes and product concepts along the entire photovoltaic value chain.

The Center’s work is focused on the assessment of the reliability of solar cells and modules under laboratory and operating conditions as well as electrical, optical, mechanical and microstructural material and component characterization. Focusing its activities in this way enables the Center to develop measurement methods, devices and production process for components and materials which are based on an understanding of failure mechanisms and offer increased levels of reliability.

Its portfolio of research activities in the field of photovoltaics is complemented by research into renewable hydrogen production and the storage and utilization of this gas, in particular the development, characterization and testing of new materials for fuel cells and electrolyzers, as well as the simulations and economic feasibility studies of decentralized photovoltaic electrolysis systems.

The Fraunhofer CSP is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
13:30 – 16:30
Ticket Fee: $10 USD per person
40 person maximum capacity.

Registration will be available onsite at the congress on a first come first serve basis.

Round-trip transportation will be provided from the Kongresshalle am Zoo. Bus will depart at 13:30 and return by 16:15.

The Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) is member of the Leibniz Association, which connects 88 independent research institutions of Germany. The task of TROPOS is the research on tropospheric aerosols and clouds. More details can be found at: http://www.tropos.de/en/institute/research-profile/task-and-mission /.

Tropospheric aerosols and clouds play a central role in the coupled system men-environment-climate. The corresponding processes are highly complex and a successful research requires strong cooperation between different scientific fields.

TROPOS is an internationally leading institution aiming at application oriented basic research on aerosols and clouds and their interactions. TROPOS monitors, understands and models the physical and chemical processes of tropospheric aerosols and clouds from the molecular and micro-scale to long-range transports into polluted regions of various strengths. TROPOS is the contact for politics, society and science in the impact-fields health and climate.

TROPOS consists of 4 research departments: Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Processes, Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, and Atmospheric Chemistry (http://www.tropos.de/en/institute/departments). Often optical methods and techniques are applied within the experiments.

After a short introduction to TROPOS, the offered tour through TROPOS will stop at four stations (groups):

1. ground-based remote sensing activities: aerosol lidars (Dietrich Althausen)

2. in-situ measurements of aerosol properties: calibration lab for measurements of optical particle properties (Alfred Wiedensohler)

3. cloud-chamber: experimental setup to investigate cloud microphysical processes including the use of optical techniques for detection (Frank Stratmann)

4. the LEAK chamber (Leipziger Aerosolkammer): photo-chemical investigations of atmospheric processes including secondary organic aerosol formation using optical excitations (Olaf Böge)

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. 

Munib Amin, RWE International SE, Germany
Michael Bauer, Calyxo GmbH, Germany
Hans-Josef Fell, Energy Watch Group, Germany
Bongyoung Yoo, Hanyang University, South Korea

Facilitated by Kenneth Baldwin, ANU Energy Change Institute, Australia

Congress Banquet (Additional Ticket Required)
Tuesday, 15 November, 19:00 - 21:30
Altes Landratsamt

Join your colleagues for a special evening banquet at the Altes Landratsamt, only a few steps away from all conference hotels. After a welcome beverage and a brief welcome, enjoy a lavish dinner buffet in a historical setting. Additional tickets at $65 are required for this event. Purchase your ticket within registration.

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