Preparations for LARS 2013

In Santiago will take place, the second version of “Latin American Remote Sensing Week, LARS-2013”, from October 23 to 25. The slogan of this meeting is “Planet Earth: Building Dynamic Processes for a Sustainable Future”. Prepared by the Aerophotogrametric Service of the Chilean Air Force (SAF), with the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the reunion aims to present the most recent technological advances in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Data Processing.

In this occasion, the CEFOP’s researcher, MsC Patricio Acevedo, from Teledetection Laboratory of Universidad de La Frontera, has been selected as one of the members of the National Scientific Committee, in charge of review the contributions and to prepare the scientific and technological activities program for these days.

As Acevedo said, his participation includes two presentations, already accepted: “Detección de defoliaciones ocasionadas por Gonipterus Platensis a partir de imágenes Landsat/ETM+”, work of Rodrigo Pinto, Patricio Acevedo and Mauricio Reyes, and “Identificación satelital de suelos afectados por quemas agrícolas, con uso de redes neuronales”, research of Manuel Castro and Patricio Acevedo.


The meeting’s oficial web site – – have detailed information about the event, which to be held at the Centro de Extensión of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago. The program includes workshops, plenary sessions, talks, industry demonstrations, and special technical activities, to stimulate the discussion about the importance of Remote Sensing in the creation of new knowledge, the territorial management and the Environmental Preservation, from a scientific and technological point of view.

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