Optics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment (ES)
  1. Novel Techniques for Environmental Sensing
    • Frequency comb spectroscopy
    • Supercontinuum light sources and their applications
    • Integrated photonic sensors
    • Fibre-based spectroscopic sensors
    • Low-cost optical sensors and their networks
    • New technologies for remote observations
    • Stable isotopes and radiocarbon
  2. Observations for Environmental and Climate Research
    • In-situ measurements of air pollutants and greenhouse gases
    • Ground-based remote sensing techniques, e.g., LIDAR, DOAS and FTIR
    • Satellite and airborne observations
    • Large-scale observation networks
    • Aerosols and aerosol cloud interactions
    • Aqueous and marine environment 
    • Optical methods for the cryosphere, e.g., ice sheet, sea ice, permafrost
    • Monitoring of the urban environment
  3. Stakeholder and Agricultural Applications
    • Applications in wastewater treatment, oil and gas, waste incineration, renewable and petrogenic energy production, transportation, etc. 
    • Process quality control
    • Safety applications
    • Optical techniques for smart agriculture
    • Fenceline monitoring
    • Stand-off and extractive detection of plumes, leaks and fugitive emissions