GSDI 15 World Conference: New keynote speakers added

Friday, 15 July 2016

GSDI 15 World Conference: New keynote speakers added


Mark your calendars! Join us November 29 to December 2 in Taipei, Taiwan as we welcome two additional keynote speakers. Their talks are sure to be highlights of the 15th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure World Conference (GSDI 15, Dr. Dewayany Sutrisno and Dr. Vernon Singhroy now have been confirmed to share their insights on the challenges and innovations related to increasing access to and use of geospatial data, focusing on the conference theme of Spatial Enablement in the Smart Homeland. Both speakers strive to improve the interface between spatial analysis and public sector policy, planning, and management.


Dr.Dewayany Sutrisno


Dr.  Dewayany Sutrisno is a Senior Research Professor in spatial information systems with the Geomatics Research Center of the Indonesian National Coordinating Agency for Geospatial Information (BIG). She also is an invited Lecturer in spatial planning and dynamic modeling for ecology, economy, and policy management at Bogor Agricultural University. She is Chairperson of the Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing (ISRS/MAPIN) and a representative of ordinary members in the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS). 


Dr.  Dewayany studied remote sensing as an undergraduate at Bogor Agricultural University. After that, she continued remote sensing studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She received a doctorate in coastal and marine management, with a strong emphasis on remote sensing, GIS, and spatial environmental modeling. As an Indonesian scientist who lives in the archipelagic state and uses spatial information in her professional career, she sees remote sensing tools as the best way to map, analyze, and learn about resources and to provide input to Indonesian decision makers for planning and development purposes that ultimately can give citizens a better life.


Dr.Vernon Singhroy


Over the last three decades, Dr. Vernon Singhroy has made a major contribution to Canadian and international remote sensing science and programs at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), and prior to that, in private industry, academia, consulting environments, and in provincial government service. Since 1990, he has been the lead scientist in applications development for remote sensing in geology at CCRS. He was named the Principal Scientist of the billion-dollar Radarsat Constellation Mission launched in 2014.


Vern-Singhroy3.jpgDr. Singhroy develops and interprets satellite image maps used to monitor landslides affecting Canada’s strategic energy and transportation corridors. The interferometric radar imaging techniques (InSAR) are also used to monitor the mining practices of the Alberta Oil Sands. He integrates the Canadian RADARSAT images with other optical satellite images to map the surficial geology and rock types in northern Canada. In addition to leading one of the most successful and prolific remote sensing research teams in the world, he has also taken on advisory roles related to management of science in government, mentoring of younger scientists, and providing strategic advice. Dr. Singhroy grew up in Guyana before migrating to Canada in the 1970s.


Conference registration and information

We look forward to seeing you in Taipei. The GSDI 15 Organizing Team encourages early registration. More information about speaking at, sponsoring, or attending the conference can be found at the conference website at  


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