Ferdinando Nunziata and Paolo de Matthaeis, Chairs of the Ocean remote Sensing Technology Committee
The mission of the OES Ocean Remote Sensing
The technology committee organizes activities aimed at advertising the ability of remote sensing to provide unique information on the ocean environment to be used in a broad range of applications. These TC activities include tutorials, seminars and special sessions at conferences.
Tutorials are geared towards students and young scientists who want to learn the potentials of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to generate added-value products for marine and maritime applications, e.g., sea oil pollution maps, marine traffic charts, coastline extraction. Training schools comprise tutorials covering multiple topics.
The tutorials are always designed according to a bottom-up format, i.e., from the actual experiments to the underpinning theoretical background and the conventional lecture is interleaved with “do it yourself” sessions where students can play with actual measurements.
In 2022, a Mediterranean Ph.D. school was held virtually on 12-13 December 2022.
The flyer of the IEEE OES Mediterranean Ph.D. school that was organized into two parallel sessions: Ocean Robotics and Ocean remote Sensing.
This event was jointly sponsored by the OES Italy Chapter and Ocean Remote Sensing TC. To improve OES memberships, the Ph.D. school was free of charge for IEEE OES student members. The school included a training session on “SAR polarimetry: ocean applications.” The training session was attended by more than 25 students, mainly from Europe and China.
A snapshot of the training session on “SAR polarimetry: Oceans applications” given by F. Nunziata in the frame of the “Ocean remote Sensing” session of the virtual Mediterranean Ph.D. school.
The following tutorials are scheduled for 2023:
- A full-day tutorial, entitled “SAR remote sensing of the ocean surface” will take place at the OES flagship OCEANS Conference to be held on 5-8 June, 2023, in Limerick, Ireland.
- A full-day tutorial, entitled “SAR remote sensing of coastal areas” will take place at the IEEE MetroSea Conference, sponsored by IEEE OES, to be held on 4-6 October, 2023, in Malta.
Ferdinando Nunziata was appointed as IEEE OES Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for the period 2023-25. https://ieeeoes.org/technical-activities/distinguished-lecturers/ and, under the sponsorship of the Italy OES Chapter,
- he gave a DL presentation entitled “Spatial resolution enhancement of microwave radiometer measurements” at the Italian National Research Council in Florence, Italy, on 21 April 2023;
- in collaboration with research scientists involved in remote sensing at the UK OES Chapter, he is organizing a DL talk in Dublin, Ireland, after/before the OES OCEANS Conference in June 2023
Conference technical sessions
The TC is planning to organize a special session on remote sensing of ocean surface at OES-sponsored Conferences.