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Geomatics beyond Earth: Use in Space Science

As part of GIS Day 2020, on November 18, Pre Myriam Lemelin of the Department of Applied Geomatics at UdeS presented a conference on Geomatics beyond Earth: Use in Space Science.

Conference Summary: Numerous space exploration missions have explored the different celestial bodies of our solar system for several decades now. Some missions are currently underway and several are planned in the near future. These different orbital missions each have several remote sensing instruments on board, generating an impressive amount of data. How are these data managed? What are the particularities of remote sensing data acquired beyond the Earth? Professor Lemelin will address these themes using examples from her research work.

Speaker Presentation: Myriam obtained a MSc in Remote Sensing from the Université de Sherbrooke and a PhD in Planetary Remote Sensing from the University of Hawaii. Professor in the Department of Applied Geomatics since 2019, her research focuses on remote sensing of the geology, water resources and soil properties of the Moon, Mars and some asteroids in preparation for future space exploration missions. She also studies some geological formations in the Earth's Arctic as analogous to the planet Mars. Professor Lemelin is a scientific collaborator for the laser altimeter on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission and a member of the scientific team of the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), part of NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).

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