Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
August 24, 2010
Texas State University-San Marcos' Freeman Ranch will host a one-day "Remote Sensing" seminar from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27.
The seminar will be held in room 3-14.1 of the LBJ Student Center on campus.
The seminar will address the wider definition of remote sensing: Instrumentation for environmental data collection, near and far. It is hoped that the definition of remote sensing will be expanded and generalized by the speakers to discuss and demonstrate their collection of environmental data in a non-direct manner to assist in the measurement, understanding, management, conservation and preservation of landscapes with the Freeman Ranch as a teaching, research, and outreach stage for use by multiple universities and agencies.
The speakers will discuss their past, present and future research efforts on the Freeman Ranch at Texas State. Scheduled speakers include:
Other speakers will present their ideas for research in a round-table format, speaking about 2-3 minutes followed by 2-3 minutes of questions. Seminar guests will be asked to participate in a discussion of how (a) research, teaching and outreach activities can become more student-centered and orchestrated; (b) communications and facilitation between multiple interests at multiple universities and agencies can be increased; and (c) what instrumentation is needed, on a per-project basis, so that a ranch proposal can be submitted for funding for the acquisition of such equipment to be shared by multiple partners.
All guests are encouraged to email with a simple RSVP to J.P. Bach, Ranch Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, call (512) 787-3710.