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The Ontario Association of Remote Sensing (O.A.R.S) has, since 1972, served to educate, communicate, and facilitate on a wide variety of remote sensing and geomatics topics. The membership is composed of small business, industrial, and educational members providing for an insightful exchange of ideas.

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OARS Celabrates 40 years!

This will be OARS 40th year! If you have any ideas about how we should mark this milestone please contact OARS.

Events of Interest to Members

The following events may be of interest to members:

Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow (CANECT), April 28-30 2014. International Centre, Mississauga
CANECT is Canada’s leading environmental management and compliance training forum, annually attracting some 300 conference registrants and speakers and thousands of additional tradeshow attendees.
When: April 28, 2014 April 30, 2014
Where: The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga, Canada

IGARSS 2014 and 35th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing. 13-18 July 2014, Quebec City, Quebec.
We are looking forward to welcoming members of the geoscience and remote sensing community and to presentations of their most recent findings. This years theme is Energy.
When: July 13, 2014 July 18, 2014
Where: The Quebec City Convention Centre, 1000 boul. Rene-Levesque Est, Quebec City, Canada

isprs Joint International Conference on Geospatial Theory, Processing, Modeling and Applications. 6-8 October 2014, Toronto Ontario.
The Joint Conference is an effort to bring together professionals, researchers, scientists, and students from the international community of geospatial information sciences and geomatics engineering to advances in geospatial information science, technology and practice. Abstract submission deadline is extended to March 1, 2014, 5:00PM (EST)
When: Oct 6, 2014 Oct 8, 2014
Where: Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St., Toronto, Canada

Ottawa GoGeomatics Social March 26, 2014 6:00 pm - Ottawa, Ontario
The Ottawa GoGeomatics Group meets each month to talk about jobs and business opportunities in Ottawa. As well we all just love to talk surveying, GIS and remote sensing. It's a informal get together where we have a pint and and network. Let us know you're attending on our Ottawa Meetup Group! This month, we will be having another guest speaker, Ed Kennedy, former President of GIAC.
When: March 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Where: James Street Pub, 390 Bank Street, Ottawa, Canada

Toronto GoGeomatics Social Friday March 28, 2014 7:00 pm - Toronto, Ontario
Join GoGeomatics Canada for our Monthly Social! You will meet professionals, entrepreneurs, professors, recruiters, and students at this event. We love to talk GIS, remote sensing, and surveying.Socials are always fun and free. So stop by for a pint and a chat. Feel free to bring friends and colleagues
When: March 28, 2014 7:00 pm
Where: Fox and Fiddle Pub, 280 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Canada

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IGARSS-2014 / 35th CSRS 13-18 July 2014 Québec City, Canada

CRSS-SCT and IEEE GRSS are pleased to be partnering in co-hosting this joint Symposium. The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the largest international remote sensing conference in the world, and the Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS) is the longest running national remote sensing symposium series in the world. Info available here

Student Awards, 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing

The Ontario Association of Remote Sensing sponsored the "Best Student Posters" at the 34th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, with $100 going to the Best Poster and $50 to the runner-up. The recipients are:

1st Tyson Carswell (University of Victoria). “Satellite Imagery to Determine Spring Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics for Fisheries Management in the Strait of Georgia, Canada”.

2nd D. Raja Yarra (Brock University). Recognition of Hydrothermal alteration using airborne Hyperspectral Imagery and Gold Favourability Mapping in the Hope Bay Volcanic Belt, Nunavut.

Tyson is doing a Master’s and Raja is an undergraduate.

Digitalglobe Webinars

Digitalglobe provides webinars that may be of interest, visit their website here.

York University to celebrate innovative research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

York University in Toronto will be hosting a series of research celebrations over the next few months to showcase and recognize innovative research underway in each of York's Faculties

For more details see article here

University of Toronto, Centre for Environment Seminars and Events

For more information about events at U of T that my be of interest to members please follow the links below

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Memorial Lectures
Environment Seminar Series

CASI Toronto Branch - Technical Meetings & Events

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