On November 18th, GEOG's Chairman, Dr. Christopher Justice, received the Pecora 2014 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions Toward Understanding the Earth by means of Remote Sensing in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Justice has dedicated his career to remote-sensing education, research and service; thus, contributing to an improved comprehension of the ever-chaning Earth.
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey established the Pecora Symposium series in the 1970s as a platform to "foster the exchange of scientific information and results derived from applications of remotely sensed data to a broad range of land-based resources, and to provide a forum for discussing ideas, policies and strategies concerning land remote sensing." This year's symposium, Pecora 19, explores the topic, "Sustaining Land Imaging: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to Satellites," which focuses on how remotely sensed data acquired using state-of-the-art technology and platforms are used to enhance our understanding of our rapidly changing planet, and are used to improve the information being gathered for managing our natural resources.
For more information, please visit the Pecora 19 website.
Congratulations, Dr. Justice, for this well-deserved award!