Opening and Plenary Session

Date: Monday, September 28

Mon, 28 Sep, 12:00 - 14:00 (UTC)
Mon, 28 Sep, 20:00 - 22:00 China Standard Time (UTC +8)
Mon, 28 Sep, 14:00 - 16:00 Central Europe Summer Time (UTC +2)
Mon, 28 Sep, 05:00 - 07:00 Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

Opening Session

Opening Remarks
William Emery, General Chair
Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President
Paolo Gamba, IEEE GRSS President

Plenary Presentations: Theme — "Global Perspectives for Local Solutions"

“Earth System Science: Understanding and Adapting to our Changing Planet”
Karen St. Germain
“Digital Earth: Big Data for Sustainable Development”
Stuart Minchin
“Voyaging to our Kupuna Islands: What do they tell us about climate change”
Haunani Kane

Awards Presentations

Alberto Moreira
Paolo Gamba
Awards and Recognitions
2020 IEEE Fellow Recognition
Dr. Bing Zhang
Prof. Mengdao Xing
Dr. Xiaofeng Li
2020 IEEE GRSS Education Award
Prof. Jon Atli Benediktsson
2020 IEEE GRSS Outstanding Service Award
Prof. Melba M. Crawford
2020 IEEE GRSS Industry Leader Award
Dr. Yu Okada
2020 IEEE GRSS Fawwaz Ulaby Distinguished Achievement Award
Dr. Riccardo Lanari