30th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing | 30e Symposium canadien sur la télédétection | June 22-25 juin 2009 Lethbridge Alberta Canada
Image mosaic of Lethbridge coulee landscape - UofL MARSS imaging system

Opening and Keynote Speakers

Remote Sensing Firesides

Workshops, Meetings, Sessions

Important Dates & Documents

Abstract Submission, Publications


Exhibitors, Sponsorship

Social Events

Travel, Venue, City




On behalf of the Executive of the Canadian Remote Sensing Society, the 2009 Conference Organising Committees, and the University of Lethbridge Remote Sensing Faculty, I extend a warm welcome and invitation to join us this summer in Lethbridge to celebrate over three decades of Excellence in our field, and the exciting future ahead.

We have built what we hope is an exciting and, in many ways, a different type of conference experience. We have a number of high profile national and international speakers confirmed or invited, and organised several Plenary Forums, or “Firesides” that will encourage discussion and exchange on key topics of current interest, in addition to workshops, meetings, social events and tours etc.

Conference Highlights:

[Download Final Program]

[Download Presentation Abstracts]

Opening / Keynote Speakers:
Confirmed: Two speakers from NASA; Lethbridge MP / Alberta Government Representative.

Remote Sensing Firesides [Plenary Forum]:
"Multi-Sector Partnerships Forum" - Panelists from industry, government and university sectors. R&D, Tech transfer, commercialisation etc.

"International Remote Sensing Publications Forum" - Editors-in-Chief of 6 Major RS Journals: RSE, IJRS, IEEE TGRS, CJRS, PE&RS, IEEE-JSTARS [All confirmed].

"Career Mix and Match for Students, Early-Career Professionals and Employers"

"Bridging Excellence - CRSS Gold Medal Perspectives"

Social Events:
Summer Solstice Sizzler / Solar Noon BBQ / Industry Sponsored Dinner / Gold Medal Banquet / Tours to UNESCO World Heritage Sites etc.

Associated Event: IGARSS'09
CRSS has a Memorandum of Understanding with the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) which enables cooperation between our Societies and provides members of one Society to receive membership benefits in the other, such as reduced membership fees, conference benefits etc.

CRSS is pleased to encourage you to attend IGARSS'09, this year being held for the first time on the African continent!

2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium,
IGARSS'09: July 13-17: Cape Town, South Africa

Please see the conference web site for further details: http://www.igarss09.org/

We are pleased to announce that IEEE GRSS President Dr. Tony Milne (Australia) will be in attendance and will address Conference delegates on June 23.

I welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions. We look forward to the honour of hosting you in Lethbridge this June.


Dr. Derek R. Peddle - 2009 Conference Chair
National Chair/Président: Canadian Remote Sensing Society/ Société canadienne de télédétection [CRSS]
Professor of Geography, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada derek.peddle@uleth.ca
Phone: [+1] 403.329.2524