On behalf of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS), the Organizing Committee of the 33rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing invites you to join us in Ottawa, June 11-14, 2012 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing.

This year’s theme, “Serving People and Our Shared Environment: Remote Sensing Innovation, Policy, and Services”, will showcase Remote Sensing technology, methodology, and applications; highlight the role that Remote Sensing data plays in aiding decisions taken by government and industry organizations; explore challenges and opportunities around Remote Sensing operationalization; and present leading-edge remote sensing research.  The Keynote Speakers and thought-provoking technical program will encourage the exchange of ideas and provide the foundation for future collaboration and innovation. The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and related techniques and applications.

Ottawa is home to hundreds of academic, government and industry organizations, many with a vested interest in the future of Remote Sensing science and applications.  The participation of the international remote sensing community combined with national and local delegates will provide a diverse set of experiences and result in an exciting event.

This year’s conference site is the University of Ottawa – within walking distance to many of the city’s “must-see” sites and landmarks, including the ByWard Market, Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal, museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants and shops.  With its balance of natural surroundings, urban vibe and big city sophistication, Ottawa offers visitors a diverse selection of experiences, from cultural events to outdoor pursuits.

The symposium will include a full technical program, workshops, and the CRSS Awards Banquet which will be held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

On behalf of the Executive of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS), I am pleased to invite you to the 33rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing to be held at the University of Ottawa from June 11 to 14, 2012. Our First Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing was held in Ottawa in 1972. Now, 40 years later, we are back for the 5th time in the National Capital Region. We invite all remote sensing workers from all sectors, as well as students and those from other fields interested in the many benefits of remote sensing to come together in Ottawa. As part of the Anniversary Celebrations marking the 40th year of our Symposium series, we will recognize the amazing growth and developments in our field as we look ahead to a bright future.

A dynamic team of volunteers has worked very hard to organize this world-class event. I would like to sincerely thank all members of the Organizing Committee as well as our valued partners.  An excellent set of workshops, plenary and technical sessions, and social events has been arranged.  We encourage all in the remote sensing community, together with those in other fields, to come together around our theme “Serving People and Our Shared Environment: Remote Sensing Innovation, Policy, and Services“.

As in the past, the Canadian Remote Sensing Society will announce the recipients of our prestigious Awards during a banquet at the beautiful Canadian Museum of Civilization on the evening of Wednesday June 13th.

On behalf of the Local Arrangements Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 33rd Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. This year’s symposium is held in the centre of the main campus of the University of Ottawa, only a few minutes walk from the Houses of Parliament, Rideau Canal and many national museums. Established in 1848, the University of Ottawa is now North America’s largest bilingual University with a student population of almost 40,000. We hope that you will enjoy the wide variety of technical sessions on offer at the symposium, and take some extra time to experience the Museum of Civilization during our banquet.