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:

Krishnan Parameswaran Analog Devices Inc.Chair
Joachim R. Sacher Sacher Lasertechnik GmbHMember
Amartya Sengupta Indian Institute of Technology DelhiMember

Congratulations to Krishnan Parameswaran, the new chair of the Environmental Sensing Technical Group! If you are a member of this group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with Krishnan as he begins his term as chair.