Special Session


Session Title

Global Watch on Origin Security Verification of Agriculture Products

Session abstract:

The origin and security verification have nowadays become an essential global concern in identifying the producing or manufacturing places and locations for agricultural products. Countries with agricultural products as their primary exports and imports, e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Chili, Japan and … etc., have all elaborated the origin verification processes as the key procedures to prevent the fraud and adulteration of the nation’s own products, so as to protect the nation’s relative industry as well as the nation’s trade benefit.  Legislation for border control of food security have also been enforced vigorously by every country to protect the people’s benefits of health keeping and also the national trade policies in exports and imports.  In the recent two decades, due to the great advancement and improvement of the chemical element analyzing technologies as well as the apparatus of Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS), the provenancing techniques have been greatly improved and widely adopted on studies in various fields such as geology, marine sciences, environmental changes, medicine and medical analysis, agricultures, ecology, and world climate, … etc..  In this session, there are 6~8 papers, including foreign and domestic authors are presenting their recent works on identification technology and verification methodology for origins study on agricultural products.

Session Chairs

 Dr. Ming-Chee Wu & Dr. Russell Frew


Session Title

UAS applications in Taiwan for earth observations

Session abstract:

UAV coupled with remote-sensing sensors becomes a useful UAS for earth observations. The applications of a UAS in Taiwan become increasingly important due to that various application researches are adopted in these years. In this session, some specific applications in Taiwan in the areas of rural geothermal reconnaissance, landcover, evapotranspiration, digital terrain models and 3D building models, and 3d cloud platforms for archiving UAS datasets. The up-to-date UAS applications will be presented.

Session Chairs

Dr. Jin-King  Liu, Dr. Kuan-Tsung Chang


Session Title

Advances of Remote Sensing in Biodiversity Research

Session abstract:

In    this    age   of    drastic   environmental   changes   and   rapid   species    extinctions, understanding  the  spatial  patterns and temporal dynamics of the biota has become an essential component for biodiversity conservation. The synoptic view provided by earth-imaging  sensors  constitutes  an  important  source  of  information  on  biodiversity  at different  spatial  and  temporal  scales.  In  recent   years,  the   development   of   novel analytical  techniques  and  the  availability  of  open  remote sensing data and tools have allowed  the  spatial,  spectral  and  temporal  information  content  of   remotely   sensed imagery to be more fully exploited in order  to  quantify  a  broader  range  of  ecosystem characteristics.  This  session  wil l feature advances in the synoptic assessment of species distributions  and  biodiversity  patterns,  with  presentations  on  applications of remote sensing techniques  to biodiversity research, including the development of methodologies for assessment,  monitoring, and modeling, as well as their implications for management and conservation.


Session Chairs

Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu