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the ISPRS 2023 Geospatial Week in Cairo

From September 2nd to 7th, Professor Weng Qihao, Dr. Cheolhee YOO, and Dr. Pir Mohammad from JC STEM Lab of Earth Observations, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University attended The ISPRS 2023 Geospatial Week (Egypt GSW 2023) held in Cairo, Egypt. The Geospatial Week, a combination of workshops organized by around 30 ISPRS Working Groups, was a resounding success under the ‘Remote Sensing For Better Future’ slogan.

Professor Weng Qihao took the stage as a keynote speaker, captivating the audience with his lecture on “Earth Observations and Geospatial AI for Sustainable Urban Development.” His talk delved into cutting-edge Earth Observations and Geospatial AI methodologies, emphasizing their role in analyzing North American and Asia heat risks and exploring urban risk dynamics under various population growth and climate change scenarios.

In a remarkable session, Prof. Weng, also the Editor-in-chief of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, provided early-career authors with invaluable insights on crafting well-written journal papers. He shared practical guidance on submitting a journal and attracting the editor’s interest. An engaging Editorial Board meeting of the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing took place during the workshop, with Prof. Weng, Dr. YOO, and several other editorial board members brainstorming on key issues for the journal’s constructive development.

The poster session saw Dr. Cheolhee Yoo and Dr. Pir Mohammad spotlighting their ongoing research. Dr. Yoo’s presentation focused on “Assessing the Role of Industrial and Non-Industrial Urban Land Consumption in Economic Growth,” while Dr. Mohammad explored “Assessing the Impact of Historical and Future Climate Change Scenarios on Diurnal Heat Stress in Asia.” The researchers engaged in vibrant discussions with international attendees. Dr. YOO also received recognition as one of the top 30 reviewers of 2021 and 2022 for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

The JC STEM Lab of Earth Observations members had fruitful and diverse experiences in Cairo, a city with awe-inspiring ancient heritage, and returned successfully. This international conference has been beneficial for them in fostering future research collaborations with internationally recognized individuals in their respective fields.

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