Remote Sensing of Volcanoes Using Smart Sensing Technology

Hosted By: Environmental Sensing Technical Group

17 January 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

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Remote sensing is a powerful tool for unraveling a wide range of environmental research problems. Within this, spectroscopy and imaging are ubiquitously applied to measuring the release of gases from a number of sources in order to monitor pollution levels. In the case of volcanoes, they can be used to scrutinize underground conditions with the measurements being performed from a safe vantage point.

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Environmental Sensing Technical Group, Dr. Andrew McGonigle from the University of Sheffield will present a number of approaches for environmental sensing, particularly based on adapted smartphone technology, and their application in science, especially in a volcanic context. The webinar will discuss the application of this novel technology, which is enabling far better resolution of volcanic behavior than what has been previously available to us.

What You Will Learn:

This webinar will provide an insight into new low cost technologies which are being applied in a variety of environmental, particularly volcanic research problems.

Who Should Attend:

This will be of interest to those who are focused on the use of novel low cost sensors for monitoring in a variety of environmental research areas



Dr. Andrew McGoingle, University of Sheffield

Andrew McGonigle is an environmental scientist with broad research interests in the areas of development and application of remote sensing techniques for environmental, particularly volcanic, remote sensing, for which he was named a Laureate in the 2008 Rolex Awards for Enterprise competition.

Andrew has an MSci degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of St. Andrews and a DPhil in Laser Physics from the University of Oxford. He then held a NERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge before moving to Sheffield in 2005 as a RCUK Academic Fellow, where currently he is a Reader in Volcano Remote Sensing.