From Wednesday May 15th to friday May 17th, the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT, Quebec Remote Sensing Association) and the Recherche en Hydrologie du Québec (RHQ, Hydrological Research in Quebec) organised a conference entitled “Remote sensing and water in all their states ” (http://aqtrhq2019.sciencesconf.org/). The three-day event took place at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke and was overseen by professors of the group and student volunteers.
Our students took the opportunity to present their works linked the research chair. The presentations were as follows:
– “Data assimilation of remotely sensed soil moisture in hydrological modeling to improve flood forecasting” by Khaled
– “The potential of multi source soil moisture information in improving short term hydrological forecasting”, by Shimelis
– “Used of micro-wave remote sensing to evaluate impacts of forest fires on hydrology in boreal environment”, by Yannick
– “Comparative analysis of Globsnow and GLDAS snow water equivalent (SWE) products over North Eastern Canada”, by Charles
– “Comparison and fusion of satellite precipitation products for summer hydrological modelling”, by Jean
– “Development of a machine learning hydrological forecast model using remote sensing data”, by Renaud
Each day began with a presentation of one of the three invited lecturers: Marc Simard from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (Pasadena, CA, USA), Sylvain Biancamaria from Laboratoire d’Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiale (Toulouse, France) and Pascale Biron from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada). Other presentations included riveting advances of remote sensing in water management practices and the potential of what is to come, like the launch of RADARSAT constellation this coming June 12th which is expected to provide improved temporal high resolution global monitoring, as presented by Daniel de Lisle from the Canadian Space Agency. This was just one many presentations and sharing of knowledge.