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Look for us at the Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 this week in Montreal

Stop by booth #2 on the exhibit floor to learn about MDA's advanced geospatial information solutions derived from the high-resolution RADARSAT-2 satellite, commercial optical satellites, and aerial systems. The EO Summit 2017 is an international event being held at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) science centre  from 20 to 22 June 2017. It aims to assemble several communities interested in Earth Observation (EO), its technologies, its applications and its societal benefits.



Join MDA's William Correll Jr at the 2017 IEEE Radar Conference

The 2017 IEEE Radar Conference, "Building on a Century of Innovation," will be held from Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12 in Seattle, WA. Join MDA's William Correll Jr at this premier event exploring the latest developments in research, development and deployment of radar systems for applications from local indoor monitoring to spaceborne remote sensing. William, in addition to his role as publicity chair for the event, is giving a presentation on Selecting Appropriate Costas Arrays for Target Detection on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:00 pm. MDA is proud to be a bronze corporate supporter of this event.



MDA's Travis Hartman to speak at the 2017 AMS Washington Forum

Travis Hartman, Senior Director and Meteorologist in our MDA Weather Services Division, will be speaking at the 2017 American Meteorological Society's Washington Forum, being held at the AAAS Building in Washington, DC this week. This annual forum is a must-attend event to learn more about weather, water, and climate public policy. The theme this year is "Evolving our Enterprise: Working Together with the New Administration in a New Collaborative Era." Travis is part of a panel discussion entitled "Financial Weather Risk in the Economy: Tools to Identify and Measure It and Necessity to Manage It." The session takes place on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:45 pm. If you are attending the event, be sure to stop by.



MDA’s Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess Receive GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Tickets

Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess, both geospatial analysts in our Gaithersburg, MD location, were selected to participate in the USGIF Young Professionals program at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium being held from June 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas. They are among 25 individuals from throughout the country to receive complimentary registration to the conference as well as to special young professionals’ programming including private networking events, luncheons with government seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception.

Each year, USGIF and its Young Professionals Group offers young professionals the opportunity to apply for free registration and a special program at the symposium. The GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Ticket Program is a chance for those 35 years old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT community to experience the GEOINT Symposium.

If you see Natalii and Marisa, be sure to congratulate them!




 

MDA will be at the 33rd Space Symposium

MDA  will be exhibiting at the upcoming 33rd Space Symposium April 3-6 in Colorado Springs, CO. The Space Symposium brings together industry leaders from around the world, featuring the latest technology, products and services. Stop by Booth Number 235 to learn more about our products and services. Our satellite manufacturing division, Space Systems Loral (SSL) will also be there. We hope to see you!

Learn more about the conference!



Look for us next week at the ASPRS Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF)

Representatives from MDA will be attending IGTF 2017 in Baltimore from March 12 - 16. If you are planning on attending, be sure to make room in your schedule to attend the following sessions with presentations by staff members Mary Latiolais, Mihir Data, Francois Smith, and Marissa Hess.

Title  Presenter Time/Location

Session Title: "Urban Analysis: Solar Thermal and Density 

Presentation Title:  "Assessing 25 Years of Urban Density Changes in the U.S."  

Mary Latiolais
Moderated by
Brooke Hatcher 

March 14, Tuesday  10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 8   

Session Title:  "Remote sensing image quality and enhancement" 
Presentation Title:  "A Comparison of Atmospheric Correction Methods Using
Three Separate Platforms to Optimize Imagery Analysis Products
" 

 Mihir Datta 
Francois Smith

March 15Wednesday   10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 1 

Session Title: "Wetland mapping and coastal bathymetry" 
Presentation Title:  "Optimization of Multi-date Strategies for Calculating
Bathymetry Using Landsat Imagery
"

Marisa Hess
Francois Smith 

March 16, Thursday  10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 2 

 


Here's a link to learn more about the conference!




MDA nominates John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award

MDA nominated John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award. AFCEA established this new award to highlight young members who have made a "significant contribution to supporting their organization or client through the use of information technology (IT) or providing innovation and thought leadership in a technical STEM field,” according to the AFCEA website.

MDA nominated John for his contribution in improving the efficiency and automation of large-scale processing systems for our organization. Since joining MDA, John has designed and implemented numerous custom geoprocessing algorithms that improve our processes and services. Most recently, he developed an auto-scaling mosaicking tool for processing thousands of satellite images in parallel in a cloud environment, reducing the CPU processing time for MDA's NATURALVUE® 2.0 global image mosaic from five weeks in-house to five days in the cloud, and reducing the overall project time from one year to a few months.

Please join us in congratulating John on his nomination and in wishing him luck in the upcoming Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 selection process.

 
Read more about Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award.