TIE Events

Technology, Industry, and Education (TIE) Forum

Join professionals from around the world who are willing to share their backgrounds and expertise for a wide-ranging exploration of the world of remote sensing. Attend our events to discover advanced strategies for geospatial products and services, new funding opportunities, to advance your knowledge in the world of data challanges, digital twins, quantum remote sensing, and co-design. Don't miss the opportunity to improve your presentation skills and resume.

Finally, we look forward to welcoming you to our exciting technical and social events organized in collaboration with GRSS YP and GRSS IDEA

Summary
Event Date Time Location
YP Presentation Skills Sunday 7 July 10:30-16:30 Lecture Hall
Townhall on "Digital Twins for Earth Science" Monday 8 July 13:40-15:20 Lecture Hall
YP Breakfast Lecture Series 1 Tuesday 9 July 08:00-09:00 Allegro Hall
Entrepreneurship Workshop: Accelerate Your Geospatial Startup Tuesday 9 July 09:00-10:40 Lecture Hall
Geospatial Business Brainstorming Tuesday 9 July 11:40-13:20 Lecture Hall
YP GeoPitch: Innovating for a Sustainable Future with Geoscience and Remote Sensing Tuesday 9 July 14:40-16:20 Lecture Hall
YP Career Panel and Networking Tuesday 9 July 17:20-19:00 Lecture Hall
Young Professionals Mixer Tuesday 9 July 20:00-23:00 Skyfall Bar
YP Breakfast Lecture Series 2 Wednesday 10 July 08:00-09:00 Allegro Hall
Data Challenges for Sustainability Wednesday 10 July 09:00-10:40 Lecture Hall
IDEA Industry WGRSS - A Panel Discussion Wednesday 10 July 11:40-13:20 Lecture Hall
Diversity in GRSS Luncheon (Formerly called Women in GRSS Luncheon) Wednesday 10 July 13:20-14:40 Allegro Hall
3MT Competition Wednesday 10 July 14:40-16:20 Lecture Hall
TIE Panel on Quantum Technology for Remote Sensing Wednesday 10 July 17:20-19:00 Lecture Hall
IDEA Breakfast - A Technical Talk Thursday 11 July 08:00-09:00 Allegro Hall
European Research Council (ERC) Awards and Funding Thursday 11 July 09:00-10:40 Lecture Hall
Co-design in Earth Observation: Past, Present, and Future Thursday 11 July 11:40-13:20 Lecture Hall
YP/IDEA Speed Mentoring Event Thursday 11 July 13:20-14:40 Allegro Hall
IDEA Indigenous Inclusion Thursday 11 July 14:40-16:20 Lecture Hall
IEEE GRSS Journals Thursday 11 July 17:20-19:00 Lecture Hall
YP Climate Change Friday 12 July 09:00-10:40 Lecture Hall
CV writing Friday 12 July 11:40-13:20 Lecture Hall

YP Presentation Skills Workshop

Time: Sunday 7 July, 10:30 -16:30
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS YP

Event Description: Begin the Symposium with Brian Brophy, Caltech Theater Director and JPL Story Coach, for a unique sci-com training workshop on storytelling with improvisation to sharpen your skills to communicate your science. Whether it is Geoscience, Remote Sensing or any other field, how can you create the best version of yourself for any occasion and not be a phony version of yourself. The five-hour workshop will explore your origin stories, science passion, research and then practice your story (3 minutes) to deliver at the end of the session, if time allows. For anyone giving a talk at this Symposium keep in mind three things that might help keep your audience alert:  1) My action. What am I doing?  2) My objective. Why am I doing it? 3) My circumstances. Where and with whom am I doing it? 

Presenter: Brian Brophy, Caltech Theater Arts Director

Additional Information

Presenter's Bio: Brian Brophy is the Director of Caltech Theater, Story Coach at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for Missions Trident (Probe to Triton), Veritas (Orbiter to Venus), co-creator of Credible Messenger Training with JPL’s Story Architect Paul Propster, Fulbright Scholar to India and twenty-five-year veteran actor in the film/TV/theater industry. He also continues as a Scholar in Residence at the Indian Institute of Technology (IITGN) for his fifth tour this summer 20024. Other highlights include Yale-NUS Singapore Artist in Residence, a multi-recipient of the California Arts Council/Culture Affairs Department Artist in Community grants and recipient of a George Soros Foundation funding award for a theater project in Bosnia. During the Covid years of 2020-2023 Brophy facilitated online scientific storytelling workshops and digital lifestyle training with members of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech community.


Townhall on "Digital Twins for Earth Science"

Time: Monday 8 July, 13:40 -15:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: NASA, ESA, NOAA, CNES and several other international organizations have started programs to design and develop Digital Twins of the Earth and/or Earth systems. Earth Systems Digital Twins (ESDTs) are dynamic and interactive information systems for understanding, forecasting, and conjecturing the complex interconnections among Earth systems, including anthropomorphic forcings and impacts to humanity. Organized around interconnected, multi-domain, high-scale modeling capabilities, the three major components of an Earth System Digital Twin are a continuously updated Digital Replica of the Earth System of interest (or “What Now”), dynamic Forecasting models (or “What Next”), and Impact Assessment capabilities (or “What If”). ESDTs provide unified, comprehensive representations and predictions that can be utilized for monitoring the health of the Planet, as well as for developing actionable information to support decision making. More generally, Digital Twins will help researchers better understand the fundamental Earth systems that impact everything from wildfires to climate change.

This Townhall will provide a status of Destination Earth as well as ESA’s, NASA’s, CNES’s and NOAA’s current independent and common efforts in Digital Twins; then the four organizations will provide information about community building before engaging a dialogue about Digital Twins of the Earth with the IGARSS community.

Moderators:

  • Dr. Jacqueline Le Moigne, NASA
  • Dr. Claudia Vitolo, ESA
  • Dr. Simon Baillarin, CNES
  • Sean Helfrich, NOAA

Panelists:

  • Dr. Thomas Geenen, ECMWF
  • Dr. Sid Boukabara, NASA

Additional Information

Related Techinical Sessions

  • SP.4: Leveraging the Destination Earth and Digital Twins paradigms
  • CCS.10: Advancing Earth System Digital Twins for Informed Decision Making
  • CCS.33: Digital Twins in Europe, looking at challenges and opportunities in interoperability
  • CCS.37: Explainable, Physics-aware and Trustworthy AI for SAR: Towards Digital Twin Earth

YP Breakfast Lecture Series

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 08:00 -09:00/ Wednesday 10 July, 08:00 -09:00
Location: Allegro Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS YP

Event Description: Join us for an unforgettable breakfast lecture series focused on the practical applications of geoscience and remote sensing technology! Our distinguished speakers will provide valuable insights and perspectives into real-world applications of this powerful technology. Engage with fellow students, young professionals, and experts through interactive lectures, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities - all while enjoying breakfast.

This event is open to all IGARSS attendees, regardless of age or professional status.

Whether you are seeking to explore different career paths or are interested in the latest advancements in remote sensing technology, our lectures offer practical knowledge and skills to help you advance in your field. Don't miss this chance to unlock the potential of remote sensing technology and create a positive impact on society. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!

Lecturers:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

Tickets: 5 Euro (one-day lecture)

Registration: Online or on-site at the IGARSS registration desk

As places are limited, we kindly advise you to register at your earliest convenience to ensure your attendance at this event. Breakfast will be provided to all attendees!!!


Entrepreneurship Workshop: Accelerate Your Geospatial Startup

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 09:00 -10:40
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IndRel

Event Description: The runway to start a successful business or bring a new product to market is shorter than ever due to rapidly evolving technology and changing marketplace conditions. This panel will help you take your idea for a new geospatial business, product, or service from concept to success as quickly as possible. Our panel of startup experts will discuss how to seek funding from venture capital sources, choose a business incubator or accelerator, and implement the right go-to-market strategy. The session will include Q and A between panelists and attendees. After a coffee break, attendees will have a chance to discuss their geospatial startup ideas one on one with our expert panelists.

Moderators:

  • Kevin Corbley, President of Corbley Communications

Panelists:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

Moderator's Bio: Kevin Corbley is president of Corbley Communications, a strategic communications firm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 1993, Kevin has worked on the startup teams of the most successful organizations in the geospatial industry - Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Radarsat, RapidEye and others. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Notre Dame and worked as public affairs manager for the U.S. Landsat program. For 10 years, Kevin has served as a judge and team advisor for one of the largest university business startup competitions in the United States.


Geospatial Business Brainstorming

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 11:40 -13:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IndRel

Event Description: Do you have an idea for a Geospatial business, product, or service but don't know how to get started? This session is for you. Attendees will have 10 minutes of confidential one-on-one to share their idea with experts from the Geospatial Business Startup Workshop panel. The experts will offer their advice on the next steps that should be taken to turn a business idea into reality. Signups will held during the «Geospatial Business Start-Up Workshop» session, but walk-ins will be welcome to the Brainstorming session.

Moderators:

  • Kevin Corbley, President of Corbley Communications

Panelists:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

Moderator's Bio: Kevin Corbley is president of Corbley Communications, a strategic communications firm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 1993, Kevin has worked on the startup teams of the most successful organizations in the geospatial industry - Space Imaging, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, Radarsat, RapidEye and others. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Notre Dame and worked as public affairs manager for the U.S. Landsat program. For 10 years, Kevin has served as a judge and team advisor for one of the largest university business startup competitions in the United States.


YP GeoPitch: Innovating for a Sustainable Future with Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 14:40 -16:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS YP

Come and join us in the YP Geopitch Challenge final event.

Event Description: Are you a young professional interested in tackling sustainability challenges using remote sensing technologies? If so, we have an exciting new competition for you! IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society is pleased to introduce the "GeoPitch: Innovating for a Sustainable Future with Remote Sensing" competition, designed to challenge participants to develop innovative and effective solutions to pressing environmental issues.

The competition will take place in an elevator pitch format, with participants having only one minute to capture the attention of judges with their innovative ideas. All students and young professionals attending IGARSS 2024 are eligible to participate.

The topics for proposed solutions can relate to deforestation and forest degradation, climate change, agriculture and food security, water resource management, natural disaster response and management, urbanization and land use change, and energy resource management. However, this list is not exhaustive - we welcome all innovative ideas related to leveraging remote sensing technologies to tackle sustainability challenges.

To enter, simply submit an abstract of 400-500 words that clearly describes the problem at hand, why it's important to tackle that problem, current practices used to solve the problem, the proposed solution, and how it aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Entries will be evaluated based on

  • The clarity and innovation of the idea
  • Relevance of proposed solution with sustainable development
  • Cost-effectiveness and reproducibility of the proposed solution
  • Generalizability of the proposed solution from local to global level

After Phase I, 10 innovators will be selected to compete in the Phase II which will take place live at IGARSS 2024.

Three winners will be selected by the judging panelists based on the criterion mentioned above, and awarded cash money of 500$, 300$, and 200$ and certificates.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your innovative ideas to bring your solutions to life! Submit your abstracts by May 31 2024, through this form.

If you have any questions about the competition, please send us an email at geopitch@2024.ieeeigarss.org.

Additional Information

By May 31,2024: Abstract submission via Google Form for Phase I of the competition.
By June 23,2024: Announcement of selected innovators for Phase II.
By July 09,2024: GeoPitch live competition and announcement of the winners.


YP Career Panel and Networking

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 17:20 -19:00
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS YP

Event Description: The Career Panel brings together accomplished leading experts from various backgrounds, including industry, academia, and research laboratories, who will share their valuable experiences, best practices, how to make career choices, and the mindset required to thrive in a successful career.

This career panel presents an exceptional opportunity for students exploring career possibilities, young professionals seeking to enhance their expertise, or professionals looking forward to further advancing their career to gain insights from a distinguished group of professionals.

The panel will feature an interactive discussion, driven by audience questions.

Moderator:

  • Dr. Mehmet Ogut, NASA

Panelists:

  • To be announced

Young Professionals’ Mixer

Time: Tuesday 9 July, 20:00 -23:00
Location: Skyfall Bar, Mark. Mousourou 1, Athens

Event co-organized with GRSS YP

Event Description: If you are a student, recent graduate, or young professional attending IGARSS 2024, don't miss out on the Young Professionals' Mixer sponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society!

Join us for an evening of interactive and engaging experiences that bring together a diverse group of academics, graduate students, young professionals, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. This is the perfect opportunity to mingle, network, and establish new connections.

Moreover, this event offers an outstanding platform for recruiters to connect with and discover promising talent in the field of geoscience and remote sensing. Indulge in a free flow of drinks, Hors d’oeuvres, while you challenge yourself in a TRIVIA contest and enjoy other surprises!

However, please note that spots are limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot now to secure your place at this unforgettable event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Additional Information

Tickets: IEEE student members: USD €10 | Student non-members: USD €15 | IEEE members: USD €20 | Non-members: USD €30

Registration: Online or on-site at the IGARSS registration desk

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at yp@grss-ieee.org.


TIE Forum on Data Challenges for Sustainability

Time: Wednesday 10 July, 09:00 -10:40
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: This Technical, Industry and Education (TIE) Forum will discuss lessons learned from running international data challenges and how to better address sustainability issues. The panel session will convene experts from industry and academia with recent data challenge experience and engage the audience in an active discussion.

Moderator:

  • Anna Biel, Program Manager, EY Open Science Data Challenge

Panelists:

  • Dr. Brian Killough - Director, EY Open Science Data Challenge
  • Dr. Claudio Persello - Director, IADF Data Challenge, University of Twente
  • Harry Wright - Founder and Director, Bright Tide Sustainability Consulting

Additional Information

Profile of the expected attendees: This session will be of interest to: data challenge participants (students, researchers), data challenge developers (academia, industry, NGOs, non-profits), and data challenge beneficiaries (governments, researchers, start-ups).


IDEA Industry WGRSS - A Panel Discussion

Time: Wednesday 10 July, 11:40 -13:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IDEA

Event Description: This event will include male and female industry lead Industry will give insights into career opportunities in the Industry, obstacles they have faced, and strategies for overcoming them. The conversation will also cover creating diversity and inclusion in the geoscience community and offering tangible strategies to support and increase women's engagement in this area. Attendees will obtain a better grasp of the current and future opportunities for women in geosciences and remote sensing. We are excited to see you there and have a interactive session with panellists’.

Moderator:

  • Mary Immaculate Neh Fru, Center of Geological and Mining Research Garoua, Cameroon
  • Paula Castro Brandão Vaz dos Santos, Wageningen University & Research
  • Betty Charalampopoulou, CEO/President  Geosystems Hellas S.A. Athens
  • David E. Borges, Director, Systems Engineering Office, Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), NASA Earth Science Division

Panelists:

  • To be announced

Diversity in GRSS Luncheon (Formerly called Women in GRSS Luncheon)

Time: Wednesday 10 July, 13:20 -14:40
Location: Allegro Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IDEA

Event Description: Everyone is welcome! Be sure to register for the Women in GRSS (WGRSS) Luncheon on Wednesday, July 10, 2024! The luncheon, organised by the Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance (IDEA) committee, provides a forum for men & women interested in supporting diversity to interact in an informal setting. The luncheon will shed light on benefits of Women Mentoring Women and opportunities in Women in Africa initiative. After a short welcome and introductions, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss & network with other participants over lunch. The atmosphere is welcoming and you will surely leave the event like you have new friends at your side. The lunch will include a boxed lunch so don’t miss out!

Additional Information

Tickets: 15 Euro

Registration: Online or on-site at the IGARSS registration desk

As places are limited, we kindly advise you to register at your earliest convenience to ensure your attendance at this event. Light lunch will be provided to all attendees!!!


3MT Competition

Time: Wednesday 10 July, 14:40 -16:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS Award Chair and GRSS YP

Event Description: Come and join us in the final phase of the IGARSS Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT™) to witness the live presentations of ten exceptional finalists.

3MT®, founded by the University of Queensland, is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation and research communication skills and challenges them to describe their thesis within three minutes to a non-specialist audience with one static slide.

During this final phase, the distinguished panel of experts will evaluate the 10 presentations based on the official 3MT competition rules and select the three winners who will be announced during the IGARSS Awards banquet.​

We look forward to your presence at this remarkable event.!

Evaluation Commitee:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

The call for submission, the competition rules, the timeline and the submission form can be found at the following link: https://www.2024.ieeeigarss.org/3mt.php

Deadline for submission: 15 of May


TIE Panel on Quantum Technology for Remote Sensing

Time: Wednesday 10 July, 17:20 -19:00
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: This Technology, Industry and Education (TIE) session will bring together a panel of experts from industry, academia, and government, to brainstorm with the IGARSS attendees on the potential of Quantum Sensing in the near and far terms. After some brief remarks by the panel members, questions from the moderator, the audience will engage with the panel members in an open question and answer session to explore the current state of the art in quantum sensing and the potential for revolutionary gains in the performance of various sensor types.

Moderators:

  • Dr. Upendra N Singh, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Clayton Turner, Director, NASA Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA

Panelists:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

Related Techinical Sessions

  • CCS. 86: Quantum Technology for Remote Sensing

IDEA Breakfast - A Technical Talk

Time: Thursday 11July, 08:00 -09:00
Location: Allegro Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IDEA

Event Description: Join us for a memorable breakfast focusing on geoscience and remote sensing technology applications. Our prominent speakers will share useful insights and perspectives on the real-world applications of this powerful technology. Engage with other students, young professionals, and experts through interactive lectures, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities, all while eating breakfast. This event is available to all IGARSS attendees, regardless of age or occupation. Don't pass up this opportunity to realize the full potential of remote sensing technology and make a constructive contribution to society.
See you all there!

Moderators:

  • Mary Immaculate Neh Fru, Center of Geological and Mining Research Garoua, Cameroon
  • Paula Castro Brandão Vaz dos Santos, Wageningen University & Research

Lecturers:

  • To be Announced

Additional Information

Tickets: 5 Euro

Registration: Online or on-site at the IGARSS registration desk

As places are limited, we kindly advise you to register at your earliest convenience to ensure your attendance at this event. Breakfast will be provided to all attendees.


European Research Council (ERC) Awards and Funding

Time: Thursday 11 July, 09:00 -10:40
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: This ERC info-session will be helpful to participants at various stages of their careers, including graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty who are considering applying for funding to conduct research in Europe. The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body that supports excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to applicants of any nationality, as long as their project is conducted at a host institution in the EU or an associated country. The ERC offers outstanding funding opportunities, with grant budgets ranging from €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists.

The workshop will consist of three presentations, followed by a Q&A session. The first presentation will cover the key features of ERC individual funding schemes, the eligibility criteria, and tips on how to prepare a competitive proposal. The second lecture will feature a testimony from an ERC grantee, who will share their experience from the challenging task of preparing the proposal to how the ERC grant has helped them establish a team and advance their research career. The last presentation will be delivered by an ERC panel member, who will share their invaluable experience as an evaluator of excellent candidates with different profiles and groundbreaking ideas.

Moderators:

  • Dr. Nicolas Sifakis, ERCEA

Panelists:

  • To be announced

Additional Information

Profile of the expected attendees: Graduate students, post-docs, researchers, and tenure-track faculty, who are considering applying for funding to conduct research in Europe

Moderator's Bio: Nicolas Sifakis is a scientific officer at the European Research Council, where he coordinates the Earth system science panel. He is an engineer specialising in remote sensing and atmospheric science. Dr. Sifakis has received several research awards for his achievements, including the Fulbright Senior Research Award, the ONASSIS Foundation Research Grant, CIES Lecturer funds, the IAS Aeronautics & Space grant, a NATO fellowship, a French Space Agency CNES grant, and Honours by the Technical Chamber of Greece.


Co-design in Earth Observation: Past, Present, and Future

Time: Thursday 11 July, 11:40 -13:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: This workshop delves into the evolution and potential of co-design in Earth Observation (EO). Starting with a retrospective of the e-shape project, it showcases pioneering results in EO co-design, featuring firsthand experience from former e-shape participants. Expanding beyond e-shape, recent initiatives such as the Destination Earth (DestinE) program and the Eurogeo Secretariat integrated these “resilient-fit co-design" methodologies into a variety of use contexts, such as a digital twin platform, thus expanding the range of application and showing promising prospects for further adaptation and enhancement of co-design for EO.

In an interactive workshop segment, participants will engage in a dynamic course-training mix. They will receive a step-by-step guide to co-design methodology, supplemented by quick exercises to apply the method. Through this hands-on approach, attendees will not only gain practical experience but also have the opportunity for self-reflection, adapting co-design best practices to their own environments.

This workshop promises to be an enriching exploration of co-design's past, present, and future, offering valuable insights and tools for participants to enhance their own EO endeavors.

Moderators:

  • Malik Terfous, Center for management science (CGS), Mines Paris, PSL University
  • Pascal Le Masson, Center for management science (CGS), Mines Paris, PSL University
  • Alexandre Azoulay, Center for management science (CGS), Mines Paris, PSL University

Panelists:

  • To be announced

Agenda:

Introduction : Why co-design matters for Earth Observation — presented by Haris Kontoes, IAASARS/NOA
Part 1: Reflecting on e-shape: Lessons Learned for Co-design in Earth Observation
Part 2: New Frontiers in Co-design for EO
Part 3: Get Started with Co-design: A Practical Workshop
Participatory session: Attendees engage in discussions and exercises aimed at understanding the diagnostic phase and its contents, and how it informs the design of workshops.


YP/IDEA Speed Mentoring Event

Time: Thursday 11 July, 13:20 -14:40
Location: Allegro Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS YP and GRSS IDEA

Event Description: The YP/IDEA Speed Mentoring Event is a one-of-a-kind chance for professionals to connect and network with mentors or mentees in a casual and fun setting. A light lunch will be provided, and the environment will be welcoming and engaging. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking to take the next step, this event is the perfect chance to meet like-minded individuals and expand your professional network. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with others in the GRSS community and advance your career aspirations. The event is specifically designed with the support of the Women Mentoring Women program by IDEA and the Mentorship program by YP, and will allow a longer term mentorship opportunity in one of our programs if a match is made

Moderators:

  • Mary Immaculate Neh Fru, Center of Geological and Mining Research Garoua, Cameroon​
  • Paula Castro Brandão Vaz dos Santos, Wageningen University & Research​

Panelists:

  • To be Announced​

Additional Information

Tickets: 5 Euro

Registration: Online or on-site at the IGARSS registration desk

As places are limited, we kindly advise you to register at your earliest convenience to ensure your attendance at this event. Light lunch will be provided to all attendees!!!


IDEA Indigenous Inclusion Event

Time: Thursday 11 July, 14:40 -16:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event co-organized with GRSS IDEA

Event Description: Bridging Worlds: Indigenous-Led Innovation in Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development

Hosted by the Geo Indigenous Alliance and Space4Innovation, this Indigenous led panel at IGARSS 2024 will spotlight the intersection of Indigenous knowledge and remote sensing, emphasising its pivotal role in addressing pressing socio-environmental challenges. We'll showcase innovative Earth observation tools led by Indigenous communities from the Amazon to the Arctic, highlighting their unique contributions to sustainable development. Through engaging discussions, we'll explore the opportunities and barriers faced by Indigenous Peoples in the field, aiming to foster greater understanding and collaboration. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the rich tapestry of Indigenous knowledge and its transformative potential in shaping the future of remote sensing for environmental stewardship and resilience. This session is sponsored by the IEEE GRSS Inspire, Develop, Empower, Advance (IDEA) Committee.

Moderators:

  • Dr. Diana Mastracci Sanchez, International Strategic Indigenous Liaison for GEO Indigenous Alliance​​
  • Dr. Stephanie Tumampos, Technical University Munich​

Panelists:

  • Mario Vargas Shakaim, Indigenous leader from the Shuar Nation, Ecuadorian Amazon​
  • TBA​
  • TBA​

IEEE GRSS Journals

Time: Thursday 11July, 17:20 -19:00
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event Description: The aim of this event is to hold a meeting for attendees to share experiences with Editors-in-Chief (TGRS, GRSM, J-STARS, GRSL, J-MASS, and GRSS Section in IEEE Access), as well as with Associate Editors of the journals of the Society. First, it will be discussed why it is important to publish and, from the large experience of Editors, a roadmap for successful submissions will be discussed. Also, upon the knowledge from Editors, special emphasis about reproducibility and replicability will be encouraged. Although the format will follow a usual presentation form (each Editor-in-Chief will talk about the related Journal), then a debate will be open, where all attendees will have the opportunity to ask directly to the Editors.

It is, no doubt, a magnificent opportunity and it is hoped that all participants will benefit from this event.

Moderators:

  • Prof. Luis Gomez, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Panelists:

  • To be announced

Additional Information

Profile of the expected attendees: The event is of interest for all researchers in remote sensing, but it may be of special interest for junior researchers and also for Associate Editors of the journals of the Society as well as for regular reviewers.


CV Writing Workshop

Time: Friday 12 July, 11:40 -13:20
Location: Lecture Hall, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Event sponsored by the Hellenic Space Center

Event Description: The CV writing seminar aims to provide participants with essential tips, best practices, and crucial information to create a standout CV. Addressing the unique needs of engineers, this seminar helps them avoid common pitfalls and offers expert advice on how to highlight their technical skills, project experience, and relevant certifications effectively, covering also important sections like objective statements and achievements. By attending this seminar, participants will gain the necessary knowledge to craft a winning CV and stand out in a competitive job market.

It is, no doubt, a magnificent opportunity and it is hoped that all participants will benefit from this event.

Presenter

  • Dr. Maria Pafioli, Cvexperts

Presenter's Bio: Maria Pafioli holds an MSc in Intercultural Management from Copenhagen Business School, an MA in Career Counselling from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Bachelor’s degree in Operational Research and Marketing from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She is the co-founder and head of CVexperts, where she, along with her team, creates CVs, LinkedIn Profiles, and other career tools for executives across various industries and levels of hierarchy, including STEM and expert-level CVs.

Additional Information

Profile of the expected attendees: Whether they are looking to transition to a new career, apply for job opportunities, or showcase their skills as part of scientific teams seeking project opportunities, this seminar equips engineers with the necessary knowledge and techniques to effectively present their qualifications and experiences on their CVs.