Campus Spotlight

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June 1, 2012
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and University at Buffalo held the Joint Workshop on Disaster Response May 30-June 1 to stimulate innovation in the remote-sensing industry by bringing together industry members, researchers and representatives of the emergency response community. The RIT Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response and the UB Center for Geohazards Studies shared advances in remote sensing technologies used to create “information maps” that can assess damage to buildings and infrastructure, detect toxic plumes in water or conduct land-cover analysis to identify crops contaminated by radiation, such as in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daiichi. The event was sponsored by the National Science Foundation Partnerships for Innovation, RIT Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, and the UB Center for Geohazards Studies.

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