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CSU LiDAR 1 participates in the ISPRS Congress 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic, presents 3 papers

Engr. Meriam Makinano-Santillan (Project Leader), Engr. Jojene R. Santillan (Chief Science Research Specialist), and Engr. Arthur M. Amora (Supervising Science Research Specialist) of the CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 project recently attended the XXIII International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Congress that was held in Prague, Czech Republic from July 12-19, 2016. The ISPRS Congress is a quadrennial event organized by ISPRS, a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. Prior to this event, the congress was last held in 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Engrs. Meriam Makinano-Santillan, Jojene R. Santillan, and Arthur M. Amora attended and presented research papers in the XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016 held in Prague, Czech Republic.

This year’s congress was held in the Prague Congress Center, with the theme “From human history to the future with spatial information”. The program structure is split into several session types: Technical Sessions, Theme Sessions, Special sessions, Plenary Meetings, Exhibitor’s Showcase Sessions and Commercial Sessions.

Three (3) research papers discussing some of the major outputs of the CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 Project were presented in the three distinct technical sessions of the congress.

Engr. Arthur M. Amora presented the research paper entitled “Asessing the impacts of floodings caused by extreme rainfall events through a combined geospatial and numerical modeling approach” during the “VIII/Ths 2 – Operational Remote Sensing Application Services 3” technical session held in the afternoon of the second day of the Congress (July 13).

 Engr. Arthur Amora, Supervising Science Research Specialist, presented the research paper entitled "Asessing the impacts of floodings caused by extreme rainfall events through a combined geospatial and numerical modeling approach" during the "VIII/Ths 2 - Operational Remote Sensing Application Services 3" technical session of the XXIII ISPRS Congress 2016 at the Prague Congress Center in Prague, Czech Republic.

Engr. Arthur Amora presenting the research paper entitled “Asessing the impacts of floodings caused by extreme rainfall events through a combined geospatial and numerical modeling approach”.

Engr. Meriam Makinano-Santillan presented the research paper entitled “Academe-local government partnership towards effective application of geospatial technologies for smarter flood disaster management at the local level: an example from Mindanao, Philippines” in the “VIII/1 – Disaster and Risk Reduction 2” technical session during the 3rd day of the Congress (July 14).

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Engr. Meriam Makinano-Santillan presenting the research paper entitled “Academe-local government partnership towards effective application of geospatial technologies for smarter flood disaster management at the local level: an example from Mindanao, Philippines”.

Engr. Jojene R. Santillan  presented the research paper entitled “Vertical accuracy assessment of 30-m resolution ALOS, ASTER, and SRTM global DEMs over northeastern Mindanao, Philippines” in the “IV/3 – Global DEM Interoperability 2” technical session during the 4th day of the Congress (July 15)

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Engr. Jojene R. Santillan presenting the research paper entitled “Vertical accuracy assessment of 30-m resolution ALOS, ASTER, and SRTM global DEMs over northeastern Mindanao, Philippines”.

The full texts of the presented research papers have been published in the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS Archives). The Archives is the series of peer-reviewed proceedings published by the ISPRS, and are listed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) of the Web of Science, SCOPUS, and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The papers of Engr. Makinano-Santillan and Arthur Amora are published in Volume XLI-B8, while that of Engr. Jojene Santillan was published in Volume XLI-B4.

CSU Phil-LiDAR 1’s participation in the said congress was financially-supported by the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Engr. Michelle V. Japitana and Mr. Rudolf Joshua Candare of CSU Phil-LiDAR 2 as well as other Philippine-based researchers also attended and presented research papers in the congress.

CSU LiDAR 1 Researchers attended and presented research papers in IGARSS 2016 in Beijing, China

Engr. Ronald M. Makinano and Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora, CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 Supervising Science Research Specialists, and Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales, CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 Information Technology Officer I, attended and presented research papers at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2016 held at China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China from July 10-15, 2016. IGARSS is annual remote sensing conference organized by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) which provides the ideal forum for scientist, practitioners, and industries, as well as decision makers. The main theme of IGARSS 2016 is “Advancing the understanding of our living planet”. The technical program covers all remote sensing related areas including advances in analysis techniques, applications to land, oceans, atmosphere, environmental sensing, sensors and platforms, data management/education and policy as well as special topics of this year, such as natural hazards and environment pollution, global change, big data in geoscience and interdisciplinary topics.

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Opening program of IGARSS 2016.

One of the several parallel activities during the 5-day conference was a technical session on Digital Terrain Models. The session gathered several participants to present and discuss research papers related in assessing, evaluating and improving accuracy and quality of different derived-Digital Elevation Models (DEM).  During this session, Engr. Ronald M. Makinano presented research paper entitled “Vertical Accuracy Assessment of ALOS World 3D-30m Digital Elevation Model over Northeastern Mindanao, Philippines” which was outcome of the CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 project.

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Engr. Ronald M. Makinano doing a presentation during the ‘Digital Terrain Model’ technical session of IGARSS 2016.

On the last day of the conference in ‘Floods’ technical session in which tackled about different applications related in flooding, Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales and Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora presented other two research papers which were also outcomes of CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 project. Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales presented “Near-Real Time Simulation and Geo-Visualization of Flooding in the Philippines’ Deepest Lake”, while Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora presented “Integrating LiDAR and Flood Hazard Simulation Models in Determining Exposure and Vulnerability of Buildings to Extreme Rainfall-Induced Flood Hazards”.

Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales doing a presentation during the ‘Floods’ technical session of IGARSS 2016.

Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales doing a presentation during the ‘Floods’ technical session of IGARSS 2016.

Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora doing a presentation during the ‘Floods’ technical session of IGARSS 2016.

Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora doing a presentation during the ‘Floods’ technical session of IGARSS 2016.

The conference was successful, gathering together more than 1,800 participants from different countries and regions in which addressing and understanding related issues, exchange of ideas, obtaining the most-up-to-date information about science and technology of remote sensing.

Engr. Ronald M. Makinano, Engr. Linbert C. Cutamora, and Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales’ participations to the conference were supported by the DOST through the CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 Project.