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

  • Akihiko Kuze, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JapanProgram Chair
  • Mark Wenig, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, GermanyProgram Chair
  • Michael Yetzbacher, US Naval Research Laboratory, United StatesProgram Chair
  • Myoung-Hwan Ahn, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
  • Eric Bucsela, SRI International, Inc., United States
  • Miran Bürmen, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ka Lok Chan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Xianglei Huang, University of Michigan, United States
  • Gerrit Kuhlmann, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Yi Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Tim Malthus, CSIRO, Australia
  • Martin Mlynczak, NASA Langley Research Ctr, United States
  • Wesley Moses, Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • Cindy Ong, CSIRO ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, Australia
  • Stuart Phinn, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Peter Pilewskie, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
  • Shanshan Wang, Fudan University, China
  • Heli Wei, Anhui Inst of Optics Fine Mechanics, China


Akihiko Kuze

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Program Chair

Mark Wenig

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
Program Chair

Michael Yetzbacher

US Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Program Chair


OSA - The Optical Society

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