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To foster an understanding of remote sensing science. Emphasis is placed on developing a meaningful dialogue among geographers interested in understanding and applying remote sensing technology in research, instruction, public service, and private enterprise.

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Early Career Award

In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the AAG in 2004, RSSG established a competition to recognize "exemplary research scholarship in remote sensing" by post-doctoral scientists and faculty in Geography and allied fields. This Award seeks to recognize individuals who are poised to make outstanding contributions to the field of remote sensing and to the geographic community through their remote sensing research, teaching, and/or outreach. The award will be announced at the RSSG Business Meeting and at the Association of American Geographer (AAG) Honors Luncheon. The recipient(s) will be awarded a cast medal and a plaque designed by the RSSG. Eligibility is limited to RSSG members who completed their PhD within 5 years of the application deadline. Nominations is made by email to the Chair by the middle of February each year, and the nomination letter should include the name, affiliation, and contact information of the nominee, and describes his/her contributions in remote sensing research, teaching, and/or outreach and their goals going forward, a CV, and a copy of a paper published in a peer reviewed journal on which the applicant is the lead author and asserts primary responsibility for the research design, execution, and writing.

2020 Call for Applications

Past Winners

  • 2020 - Chunyuan Diao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2019 - Dr. Jida Wang, Kansas State University
  • 2018 - Dr. Matt Dannenberg, University of Arizona
  • 2016 - Dr. Gang Chen
  • 2013 - Dr. Harini Sridharan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 2012 - Dr. Caiyun Zhang, Florida Atlantic University, Mapping Individual Tree Species in an Urban Forest using Airborne LiDAR Data and Hyperspectral Imagery
  • 2011 - Dr. Yuhong He, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • 2010 - Qian Yu, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts
  • 2009 - Le Wang, SUNY Buffalo: "A Multi-scale Approach for Delineating Individual Tree Crowns with Very-High Resolution Imagery"
  • 2008 - Dr. John Rogan, Clark University: "A comparison of linear change detection methods for mapping multiple types of land-cover change in California."
  • 2007 - Dr. Soe Myint, Arizona State University: "Is the Getis index more effective than the Geary*s C function in detecting spatial pattern? A case study of urban land use and land cover mapping."
  • 2004 - Dr. Bing Xu, Texas State University: "Snail density prediction for Schistosomiasis control using IKONOS and ASTER images"