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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.

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 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!

Look for us at the DSI Geospatial Intelligence Summit

Join Eddie Lee from MDA Information Systems LLC in Alexandria, VA for the DSI Geospatial Intelligence Summit on October 25 - 26.  This year's topic is GEOINT and Open Source Analytics - Succeeding in the Open. The summit provides industry and government agencies a chance to discuss technological solutions and best practices that enhance the Intelligence Community’s ability to process, exploit, and disseminate open source data. 

Here's a link to find out more about the conference!

Join us at the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) 2016 Fall Conference

Join Chris Hyde and Shawn Keane from MDA Weather Services in Bloomington-Minneapolis, MN for the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) 2016 Fall Conference. In addition to workshops and panel discussions on key issues from industry leaders and experts, the conference offers the opportunity for members and other conference participants to meet and network colleagues. 

Click here to learn more about the NAEMA 2016 Fall Conference.