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MDA to present at NOAA Emerging Technologies Workshop

MDA's senior scientist, Dr. Francois Smith, has been selected to speak at the 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Emerging Technologies Workshop being held August 22 – 23 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD. The workshop brings together academia, industry, and other federal agencies to identify new environmental observing capabilities and applications for synthesizing environmental information which have the potential for improving NOAA services and enhancing organizational efficiencies. 

Dr. Smith’s discussion will detail a MDA technique utilizing MDA’s patented change detection algorithm known as “Cross-Correlation Analysis” (CCA).  This solution currently supports NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM), Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) by monitoring changes in the coastal portion of the United States. The C-CAP land cover and land cover change products are being used to assess urban growth, map and inventory wetlands, delineate wildlife habitat, monitor changes in land cover over time, and educate coastal communities and managers in causes, effects, and extent of changes within their areas of interest.

Read more about our change detection product.

MDA's Shannon Doyle to speak at the Esri Education GIS Conference

MDA’s Shannon Doyle, Senior Geospatial Analyst, will be presenting at the upcoming Esri Education GIS Conference this weekend at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego.

Her presentation, “GIS and the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Meeting Future Needs,” is part of a series on Preparing the Next Workforce, to be followed by a panel discussion. The session takes place on Sunday, July 9 at 1:30 pm in the La Costa Conference Room.

The fourth industrial revolution (or Industry 4.0) brings together existing and developing technologies, such as machine learning, natural language processing, and the internet of things with the physical and biological world. This will impact businesses and employees across all industries, including the geospatial industry. Ms. Doyle, a doctoral student, discusses ideas to help address these changes.

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!