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:

Partha P. Banerjee University of DaytonChair
Adam J Fleisher National Inst of Standards & TechnologyMember
Jorge E. Pezoa Universidad de ConcepcionMember

OSA is currently seeking a volunteer to lead the Environmental Sensing Technical Group starting in January 2017. If you are interested in serving as chair and building a strong community for this group’s members, apply for the position by 30 November. Learn more about this opportunity >>