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.
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. 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).
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)
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.