UAF hosts international remote sensing symposium

People look at scientific posters
Photo by H. Bergstedt
Participants in the 16th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium view posters in the Wood Center.
More than 100 scientists and policymakers from around the circumpolar North gathered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks last week for the 16th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium.
Participants from 12 countries spent the week discussing remote sensing and its applications in polar research. Topics included new technology, Arctic ground cover, coastal communities and change, climate change, permafrost, sea ice and a variety of other topics. In addition to scientific presentations and poster sessions, the symposium integrated Arctic-based art into each day, with slide shows, musical performances, poetry readings and creative movement activities. Attendees also visited local field sites and UAF research facilities.
The symposium was first held in Yellowknife, Canada in 1990 and since then it has alternated between North American and Europe on a biennial basis. Fairbanks last hosted the symposium more than two decades ago.
MORE INFORMATION: Visit the symposium website or read the symposium proceedings.