History / Future

History / Future


SilviLaser 2012: First Return took place at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada on 16-19 September 2012. SilviLaser 2012 is the twelfth international conference focusing on applications of laser systems for forestry and forest landscapes. Previous conferences have taken place in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, USA, UK, Japan, and Finland.

SilviLaser 2012: First return marks the 10th year of the conference, the first of which was held in Victoria, British Columbia. The return to Canada is aimed at  bringing together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of LiDAR for forest and vegetated environments.

 

“Bests”. Congratulations to:

Best paper presentation:  Hans Andersen, USDA Forest Service.   Statistical properties of model-based estimators in a multilevel forest inventory design. 

Best Student paper presentation:  Paul Romanczyk, Rochester Institute Of Technology.  Assessing the impact of broadleaf tree structure on full-waveform small-footprint LiDAR signals

Best poster:  Lothar Eysn, Vienna University of Technology.  Extraction of 3D tree models based on equirectangular projections of terrestrial laser scanning data

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SilviLaser 2013.  Beijing, China.   October 9-11, 2013. 

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Previous meetings in series that came to be known as SilviLaser:

2002.
 –Victoria, Canada.  Wulder, St-Onge, Treitz
 –Brisbane, Australia.  Witte, Norman
2003.
–Umeå, Sweden.  Olsson, Hyyppä, Næsset
2004.
–Freiburg, Germany.  Koch
2005.
–Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.  Wynne, Nelson
2006.
–Matsuyama, Japan.  Hirata, Sweda
2007.
–Espoo, Finland.  Hyyppä
2008.
–Edinburgh, United Kingdom.  Hill, Suarez
2009.
–College Station, Texas, USA.  Popescu
2010.
–Freiburg, Germany.  Koch
2011.
–Hobart, Australia.  Rombouts
2012.
–Vancouver, Canada.  "First Return".  Coops, Wulder


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