ACRS: The journey continues…

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26th ACRS 2005, 7-11, November, 2005 Hanoi, Vietnam

The 26th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) and 2nd Asian Space Conference was held at Hanoi, Vietnam from 7th November 2005 to 11th November 2005. First time in Vietnam, the ACRS was organized jointly by the Asian Association on Remote Sensing, The Vietnam Association on Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing and The Association of Vietnamese Geographers.

The Conference was inaugurated by Professor DrSc Dang Hung Vo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Vietnam who was also the Honorary Chairman of the 26th ACRS. The Welcome Address was given by Professor Emeritus Dr. Shunji Murai, General Secretary, AARS and Professor Ian Dowman, President ISPRS. One of the highlights of the conference was that The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) conferred a Medal to Professor Emeritus Shunji Murai in recognition of his invaluable contribution to Science and technology.

There were ?ve Keynote addresses given by – Dr Kaoru Mamiya, Vice President, JAXA, Japan, Mr Jorg Hermannn, Managing Director INFOTERA GmbH, Germany and Dr Suvit Vibulsresth, GISTDA, Thailand and Professor DrSc Dang Hung Vo, MONRE, Vietnam.

The conference was attended by 628 delegates from 37 countries around the world. There was an active interaction, exchange of ideas, experiences and information among the world-renowned scientists on the various issues through 59 absorbing technical oral sessions and 3 poster sessions. In all 628 presentations were made; 380 from foreign countries and 143 from Vietnam. There were 105 observers. There was a separate observers. There was a separate student session in which students got an opportunity to share information about their individual Universities and their academic pursuits. They also got an opportunity to share information on career prospects with the renowned scientists. A workshop on Capacity Building in Asia was also one of the highlights of the conference. This workshop was organized by JAXA, Japan and Geomatics Centre of AIT.

Professor DrSc. Dang Hung Vo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources, Vietnam was the chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony, Five Best Speaker and one Best Poster Award were conferred on the Young Scientists by JSPRS, Japan. The 26th ACRS was marked by an exceptionally god cultural programme.

Along with ACRS, 2nd Asian Space Conference was also organized.


Best Speaker 2005

• Mr. Narong Pleerux, Thailand Flood hazard estimate
• Mr. Nguyen Lam Dao, Vietnam Rice crop monitoring by SAR
• Dr. Jiakui Tang, China Aerosol remote sensing
• Mr. Liang-Chien Chen, China Taipei Fusion of LIDAR and vector maps
• Ms. Yindi Zhao, China Rotation invariant texture Best Poster 2005
• Mr. Nguyen Tho, Vietnam Shrimp Farming

Dr NS Rathore Associate Professor,
M L Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India



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