The ForestSAT 2018 Conference was hosted by the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. Taking place at the newly built Hotel at the University of Maryland it hosted over 400 guests for 50 sessions and more than 160 posters. Keynote speakers kicked off each day bright and early for a full schedule. Sessions were spread across four days with opportunities to share, network, and learn from peers in the field on ground-breaking topics. ForestSAT and the Department thank everyone for their support in making this year's conference a success.
The Association for Forest Spatial Analysis Technologies (ForestSAT), a non-profit professional organization, strives to promote cooperation among research organizations, universities, government agencies, and the private sector and foster a science-based understanding of how spatial analysis technologies can describe and monitor forested ecosystems. Facilitating the biennial ForestSAT conference is one of our main activities.
The University of Maryland is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars.