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05 November 2018 – 08 November 2018 Resort World Sentosa, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment (HISE)


​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.

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Committee Members

  • Ka Lok Chan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), GermanyProgram Chair
  • Wesley Moses, Naval Research Laboratory, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Shen-En Qian, Canadian Space AgencyProgram Chair
  • Stephen Achal, 4piLab, Canada
  • Miran Bürmen, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Christine Chiu, Colorado State University, United States
  • Emmanuel Devred, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada
  • Saskia Foerster, German Research Center for Geosciences , Germany
  • Michelle Gierach, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
  • Emmett Ientilucci, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
  • Stéphane JACQUEMOUD, University Paris Diderot, France
  • Sanna Kaasalainen, FinnishGeospatial Research Institute, Finland
  • Stefan Livens, VITO, Belgium
  • Louis Moreau, ABB Inc, Canada
  • Saurabh Prasad, University of Houston, United States
  • Andrea Vander Woude, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Res Lab, United States
  • H. Peter White, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canada
  • Ping Yang, Texas A&M University, United States


Ka Lok Chan

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Program Chair

Wesley Moses

Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Program Chair

Shen-En Qian

Canadian Space Agency,
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society