ForestSAT 2012


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ForestSAT 2012 summary

The 5th ForestSAT conference was held from 11-14 September 2012 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon USA. With over 270 delegates from 29 countries, we’d like to thank all who participated and made ForestSAT 2012 a huge success!


Abstracts, Program and Pictures:

-Download an excel document of all presentation titles (oral and poster) with links to abstracts: ForestSAT2012 List of Presentations and links to Abstracts
-Download a printable version of the conference program: ForestSAT 2012 program
-Check out pictures from the conference here: ForestSAT 2012 pictures


Conference Background

ForestSAT 2012 was the 5th in a series of international conferences promoting scientifically based understanding of how spatial analysis technologies can help describe and monitor forested systems. Recognized is an inherent need to integrate data from an array of remote sensing systems, and other spatial information, using a variety of approaches. Numerous uses of spatial data are relevant, from addressing the needs of local forest managers, to informing forest ecosystem models, to establishing monitoring systems in support of international agreements. Delegates typically represent research organizations, universities, agencies, and the private sector.


Oregon State University

ForestSAT 2012 was held on the Oregon State University campus in beautiful Corvallis Oregon, USA. The charming city of Corvallis is on the west bank of the Willamette River, nestled in the picturesque heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Long considered the “Eden” at the end of the Oregon Trail, the lush Willamette Valley provides a wonderful setting for visitors. Perfectly situated 85 miles (137km) south of Portland and just one hour from the Pacific coast, Corvallis is nestled between the foothills of the Coast Range and the spectacular Cascade Mountains.

This was the first time ForestSAT was hosted outside of western Europe. Previous dates, venues, and approximate attendance include:

2010 in Lugo, Spain (200)

2007 in Montpellier, France (120)

2005 in Borås, Sweden (100)

2002 in Edinburgh, Scotland (200)


ForestSAT 2012 co-organizers: