During the week of July 13-17, 2009 HOORC's Sue Ringrose, Lin Cassidy and Piotr Wolski attended the International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in Cape Town. This was the first time the IEEE organization had run its prestigious remote sensing conference in Africa. This year the conference was titled Earth Observation - Origins to Applications.
The conference was attended by about 750 delegates from institutions worldwide. Professor Harold Annegarn from the University of Johannesburg directed the proceedings which included a wrap up to the SAFARI 2000 campaign and a host of new imagery products.
On Wednesday 15 July, Susan Ringrose and Melanie Luck-Vogel hosted a special session, Remote Sensing Assessment of Vegetation State and Land Degradation within which Lin Cassidy’s paper, Fire, Wealth and Access to Wetlands Resources in the Panhandle of Botswana’s Okavango Delta was nominated best presentation for the session. In the Coastal and Wetlands Applications 1 session the following day Mike Murray Hudson and Piotr Wolski’s paper was also nominated for best presentation.
Abstracts for the papers can be found online.