The Value of Remote Sensing in an era of Remote Working

The Annual GRSG Conference and AGM is back and this time, we’re online!

Due to the ongoing pandemic we are unable to run our popular get-together at London’s famous Geological Society’s offices, as we planned.

However, we will recreate the usual mix of fascinating presentations, networking and social get togethers as best we can: just virtually.

GRSG Chairman, Charlotte Bishop commented ; “This year we bring together members from all over the world, just like always do, to explore a wide range of applied remote sensing applications, from the ground to space and from the earth to planetary science. We will have a specific focus on the value that we can provide to all industries, everywhere.”

CONFERENCE AGENDA 2020

Day 1: 7th December 2020, Session 1: 09:00 – 11:00 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
09:00Welcome to GRSG 2020!Charlotte Bishop, KSAT & GRSG Chairman
Session Chair: Charlotte Bishop, KSAT
09:20-09:30Awesome Earth Observation CodeAndrew Cutts (AC Geospatial, UK)
09:35-09:45Ground Deformation over Fukushima and InSAR case StudyJack Bestard (CGG, UK)
09:50-10:00Remote sensing methods for geothermal exploration in North Ghoubbet DjiboutiAlina Ermertz (BGR, Germany)
10:05-10:15The application of SAR for the detection and mapping of small scale mining in GhanaGabrielle Denner (Council of Geoscience, South Africa)
10:20-10:30Are the artificial neural networks effective for detecting natural oil slicks on SAR imageryCristina Vrinceanu (University of Nottingham, UK)
10:30Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion (30mins)All speakers

Day 1: 7th December 2020, Lunch & Learn Keynote: 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
12:00Welcome and Introduction to Keynote Session Chair, Alasdair Kyle (Airbus and GRSG Treasurer)
12:05 - 12:30The Magic of GPR: A Brief History of the Hype, Scams and Bad ScienceDr Jan Francke (Groundradar Inc, Canada)
12:30Interactive Q&A and Lunch Discussion (30mins)

Day 1: 7th December 2020, Session 2: 15:00-17:30 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
15:00Welcome to GRSG 2020!Charlotte Bishop, KSAT & GRSG Chairman
Session Chair: Dr Andrew Hart, Atkins
15:20-15:30Creating an automated tailings dam monitoring service using free satellite dataDavid Burridge (L3 Harris, UK)
15:35-15:45New wavelength range options for the Specim SisuROCK drill core scannerRainer Bars (Specim, Finland)
15:50-16:00Geologic mapping with non-exclusive high resolution airborne hyperspectral data in Southern NevadaDave Coulter (Overhill Imaging, Ireland)
16:05-16:15Measuring Methane Emissions at Oil and Gas FacilitiesJean-Francois Gauthier (GHGSat, Canada
16:20-16:30High spatial resolution hyperspectral mineral mapping over Cuprite, Nevada and Hope British Columbia with UASDean Riley (Echolabs, Canada)
16:30Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion (30mins)All speakers
17:00AGM and Your Questions GRSG committee (and YOU!)

Day 2: 8th December 2020, Session 1: 09:00 – 11:00 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
09:00WelcomeCharlotte Bishop, KSAT & GRSG Chairman
Session Chairs: Cristina Vrinceanu, Toby Merritt and Matt Webster – GRSG EC and Student reps
09:05-09:15Intro to our Careers and Student morning Session hosts
09:15-09:25Early Careers Experiences - GeolSoc/RSPSoc/GRSG ECMatt Webster (WSP, UK)
09:25-09:35Early Careers Experiences - Training and Outreach optionsJenny Scoular (Imperial College, UK)
09:35-09:45Early Careers Experiences - GRSG Student Membership Benefits and Student Award 2021 & Travel Grant 2021 AnnouncementCristina Vrinceanu (University of Nottingham, UK)
09:45-09:55Student Award winner lightning talk: Radar backscatter analysis of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Crater, Kīlauea during the 2011 – 2013 eruptionsEdna Dualeh (University of Leeds, UK)
10:00 – 11:00Career Mentor Panel Discussion – moderated by Toby Merritt Prof Richard Ghail (Royal Holloway, UK)
Charlotte Bishop (KSAT, Norway)
Rachel Mayer (CGG, UK)
Dr Andrew Hart (Atkins, UK)

Day 2: 8th December 2020, Lunch & Learn Keynote: 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
12:00Welcome and Introduction to Keynote Jenny Scoular, (Imperial College and GRSG Training and Outreach)
12:05 - 12:30Understanding how and why Venus is so different Dr Philippa Mason (Imperial College, UK)
12:30Interactive Q&A and Lunch Discussion (30mins)

Day 2: 8th December 2020, Session 2: 15:00-16:55 GMT

TimeTitleSpeaker
15:00Welcome to GRSG 2020!Charlotte Bishop, KSAT & GRSG Chairman
Session Chair: David Coulter, Overhill Imaging
15:10-15:20Understanding fault controlled geothermal reservoirs and their tectonic history based on remote structural mappingDr Chris Yeomans (University of Exeter, UK)
15:25-15:35High resolution vs Standard resolution: How an increase in resolution using a field portable spectrometer affects quality of dataLori Shelton Pieniazek (Spectral Evolution, USA)
15:40-15:50InSAR deformation mapping for preventative maintenance of key infrastructureShawn Melamed (Catalyst, Canada)
15:55-16:05Engineering Geomorphological Remote Sensing: Tools for Reading the GroundDr Andrew Hart (Atkins, UK)
16:10-16:20Detecting risk to infrastructure in the age of COVIDOwen Hawkins (Earth-i, UK)
16:25-17:00Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion (30mins)All speakers
17:30 - 19:30Virtual Social & Pub QuizEveryone!

Please note that since this is an online event, the volunteers that run the GRSG are making tickets available for free but this will have a severe impact on the Group’s finances, as the Conference is our one big fund-raising event of the year.

So, we have provided the option for members and guests to purchase Donation Tickets which, as the name suggests, will allow you to make a donation to the GRSG for attending the Conference.

Of course, there is no pressure for anyone to do this but if you are able to donate to the Group, we will be extremely grateful.

We look forward to seeing everyone online in December!

The GRSG Committee

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