IGARSS 2007 Meetings & Tours Clips IGARSS 2008

The 2007 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium was held in Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27, 2007. The theme of this years symposium was “Sensing and Understanding Our Planet .” The goal of this year’s symposium was to report on the advances in understanding the basics of earth processes such as climate, ecology, and hydrology to identify factors to be measured in remote sensing. Understanding and sensing our planet encompasses remote sensing scientists and engineers that work on technological advances and earth science researchers who investigate the earth science processes.

The Minority Travel Program (MTP) was established by the GRSS Society in 1997 for the purpose of increasing the number of Minority students involved in the activities of the Society, with the ultimate goal of improving Minority membership in the Society. An annual Grant of $12,500.00 was established to provide for student travel to the IGARSS symposium to give oral or poster presentations of their research upon approval by the IGARSS Technical Program Committee. This year's sponsored students were PhD students Lobina Palamuleni of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Terrance West of Mississippi State University, U.S.

Minority Travel Program Supported Students  

Lobina PalamuleniLobina Palamuleni
PhD student

Water Resources Management and Remote Sensing

University of Johannesburg
South Africa

Research Paper:
Mapping Rural Savanna Woodlands in Malawi: a Comparison of Maximum Likelihood and Fuzzy Classifiers

Full Paper (PDF)

Terrance WestTerrance West
PhD student

Electrical Engineering

Mississippi State University
United States

Research Paper:
Multiclassifiers and Decision Fusion in the Wavelet Domain for Exploitation of Hyperspectral Data

Full Paper (PDF)