The International Remote Sensing Conference, organized by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) at Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel, under the kind patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, rounded off its activities today amidst a distinguished presence of more than 800 participants representing remarkable number of governmental, private and research institutions and bodies as well as other stakeholder in this vitally effective scientific area.
Fahad Algneaer, KACST, commenced the sessions of the last day of the conference by a study of radar backscattering to estimate moisture content. Syed Afaq Husain, King Faisal University presented an analysis of crop yield estimation through satellite images.
Then, Dr. Mohamed El-Dosouki, Damietta University, Egypt, presented a scientific paper on the effect of land use/cover change on regional land surface temperatures: an assessment using remote sensing while Dr. Rao Ramayanam, UrtheCast, Canada, presented a case study on UrtheCast high-definition videos and high resolution imagery from space.
Ashraf Farahat, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, was the next speaker spotting on aerosols’ dynamics over Saudi Arabia using space-borne and ground- based remote sensing measurements. Dr. Raju Attada , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology followed presenting a study on the seasonal climatology of atmospheric dust aerosol over Red Sea from remote sensing data,
Dr. Ahmad El-Ghamdy, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia came next presenting a study on monitoring desert vegetation in relation to long term drought using remote sensing along with a case study of Qa'a El-Milh region at Hail; while Hiba Tiro, NKY company was the last speaker in the last day of the Conference discussing using remote sensing and GIS for submarine freshwater springs exploration as a plausible water source in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Mohammed Saad Al-Farhan, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Conference, commended in his closing remarks, the strenuous efforts of all crews of the conference over the past four days, and all those who contributed to making the conference such a whelming success. Dr. Al-Farhan also expressed appreciation and gratitude to all speakers and exhibitors; lauding the outcomes of the Conference of Information and data of modern technologies in the field of remote sensing. Meanwhile he stressed the need for submitting proposals and ideas for further progress and greatness of the Saudi Arabia and all countries of the world.
It is worth mentioning that The International Remote Sensing Conference has reviewed and discussed 44 scientific papers over the past four days, focusing on the applications and analytical systems in the field of remote sensing. also participated in the exhibition accompanying the conference 35 governmental, commercial and academic company and institution exhibited their latest sophisticated products in remote-sensing in addition to the sessions and lectures, which opened more prospects about remote sensing technologies.