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Prof. Bruzzone will give a Keynote Talk in the opening session of the “8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2015)”, which will be in Annecy, France in the period July 22-24, 2015. The title of the talk is “The Time Variable in Remote Sensing: Past, Present and Future Challenges.”
The MultiTemp workshop series was established in 2001 by the RSLab which also hosted in Trento the first edition of this international workshop.
Read more on MultiTemp 2015 at http://www.multitemp2015.org/

credit: UTIG/Caltech-JPL/NASA

NASA announced the selection of REASON (Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface) in the payload for the mission to the Jovianmoon Europa expected to be launched after 2020. REASON is an Ice Penetrating Radaraimed to study the sub-surface of Europa until a depth of 30 km!
The Principal Investigator of REASON is Prof. Donald Blankenship of University of Texas Austin. RSLab is deeply involved in REASON as this is the result of a long and intense activity of study and design of complex radar instruments for the study of the JupiterIce moons developed by a large team of international experts under the leadership of Prof. Blankenship and Prof. Bruzzone.
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RSLab is involved in the Internationl Summer School for PhD students on “Data Fusion for Risk Mapping” that will be held on July 23-24 in Pavia, Italy. Dr. Bovolo will give a lecture on “Earth Observation Data Fusion for Natural Risk Management”
The school is organized by the prestigious IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society.

The Administrative Committee of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society has extended with an unanimous vote the term of Lorenzo Bruzzone as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine to December, 2017.

Lorenzo Bruzzone is the founder Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine (which is published since 2013).

The Second Prize for the Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education of China in 2014 was awarded to Dr. Chen Yang (currently Associate Professor at the College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, China).

Dr. Chen Yang spent at RSLab six months during her PhD and six months as Postdoc researches. The paper Yang C, Bruzzone L, et al. “A fuzzy-statistics-based affinity propagation technique for clustering in multispectral images,” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2010, 48(6): 2647-2659 was especially considered for this award. She published two more journal papers as outcome of the work developed in cooperation with RSLab.

The IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2015 (IGARSS 2015) will be held in the period  July 26-31, 2015 in Milano (Italy).

This is the most important international symposium in remote sensing. More than 2000 scientists are expected to attend the Milano edition. RSLab has a leading role in the organization of the symposium.

For more information refer to www.igarss2015.org

The International Workshop on the Analysis of MultiTemporal Remote Sensing Images (MultiTemp 2015) will be held in Annecy (France) in the period July 22-24, 2015. This is the 8th edition of the workshop series that was established and founded from the RSLab in 2001 (first and sixth editions in Trento).

For more information refer to www.multitemp2015.org

The new Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSLab) web site is now on-line.

The new web site provides better access to the main information related to the activities of the research group and  has a modern and appealing layout.

credit: UTIG/Caltech-JPL/NASA

Artist’s impression of the JUICE mission. Credit: ESA/AOES

The European Space Agency’s JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission has been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of development. This approval is a milestone for the mission, which aims to launch in 2022 to explore Jupiter and its potentially habitable icy moons.

JUICE is the largest mission planned for the exploration of the Solar system in the next 20 years. The Principal Investigator and responsible for the “Radar for Icy Moon Exploration” (RIME) instrument is Lorenzo Bruzzone of DISI. Under the leadership of Prof. Bruzzone, RIME will be developed as a cooperation between Italian Space Agency and NASA.

RSLab has a major role in the mission as Prof. Bruzzone is the Principal Investigator of RIME (Radar for Icy Moon Exploration). RIME is a radar sounder designed to penetrate the icy crust of Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto (Jupiter icy moons) to a depth of about 9 kilometers. RIME will allow scientists to see for the first time the underground structure of these tectonically complex and unique icy worlds and could lead to the direct detection of subsurface water, which is one of the basic ingredients for the identification of life on the Jupiter moons.

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