SilviLaser 2008 Conference: ESRI student sponsorships

LogoESRI kindly offered five student bursaries worth £275 each to cover the costs of conference registration and three nights accommodation at Heriot-Watt University for attendance of SilviLaser 2008.

A very strong set of applications from across the globe were received and the five ESRI Student Sponsorships were awarded to the following candidates:

  • Steven Hancock
    Departments of Geography and Space & Climate Physics, University College London (UCL) Gower Street, London, United Kingdom.
    Project title: Understanding the measurement of forests with waveform lidar through ray tracing.
  • Xinlian Liang
    Finnish Geodetic Institute, Geodeetinrinne 2, PL 15, 02431 MASALA, Finland
    Project title: Improving forest supply chain by means of advanced laser measurements.
  • Naoko Miura
    School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia
    Project title: Using LiDAR to determine landscape level biodiversity metrics.
  • Piotr Tompalski
    Faculty of Forestry, Agricultural University of Krakow Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-103 Krakow, Poland
    Project title: Vegetation mapping of the reclamation areas using airborne laser scanning technology.
  • Udayalakshmi Vepakomma
    Institut des sciences de l'environnement Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM) Montréal, Canada.
    Project Title: Spatiotemporal charaterisation of gap dynamics and boreal forest responses using multi-temporal lidar data.

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