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Vince Ambrosia

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Vince Ambrosia

MS: 245-4
650-604-6565
vambrosia@mail.arc.nasa.gov



For project info, visit: http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/sge/WRAP/
Scientific Societies/
Committees:
  • Organizing Committee, USFS Remote Sensing Conference 1990-2012, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Scientific Committee, 2011, 8th International Workshop of EARSeL Special Interest Group of Forest Fires, October 2011, Stresa, Italy.
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  • Technical Program Committee, 2011 ISRSE Conference, April 2011 Sydney, Australia.
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  • ISRSE Workshop Organizer, UAS Uses For Remote Sensing, May 2009, ISRSE, Stresa, Italy.
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  • Committee Chair, Tactical Fire Remote Sensing Advisory Committee, 2003-2010, NASA-USFS Cooperative project on Fire Remote Sensing.
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  • Science Team Member, 2001-present, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Forest Fires Special Interest Group (FF-SIG).
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  • Program Chairman, Remote Sensing Specialty Group Committee for Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting Program 1987, ’88, ’89, ’90, and ’91.
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  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
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  • SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering
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  • Scientific Committee, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Forest Fire Special Interest Group (FF-SIG)
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    Journal Editorship and Paper Reviewer: Guest Editor: Geocarto International Journal: UAS for Remote Sensing Special Issue (2011)
     
  • Guest Editor: IEEE-Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing issue on UASs for Remote Sensing (2009).
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  • Geocarto International, Editorial Committee.
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  • IEEE IGARSS Journal Reviewer
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  • IEEE-Pervasive Computing Journal, Paper Reviewer
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  • Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, paper reviewer.
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  • International Journal of Remote Sensing, paper reviewer.
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  • Remote Sensing of Environment, paper reviewer.
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  • NASA ESD Proposal Review Panel (multiple times)


  • Publications: Author or co-author of over 85 papers, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters concerning remote sensing research and applications.

    Recent peer-reviewed journal publications:
    Ambrosia, V.G., J. S. Myers, E.A. Hildum, C. Ichoku, W. Schroeder, B. Lobitz, 2011. NASA’s Airborne Autonomous Modular Scanner (AMS) – Wildfire Sensor: Instrumentation Supporting Fire Intensity, Radiant Energy measurements, and Disaster Management. Proceedings of 8th International Workshop of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forest Fires, CD Proceedings, Stresa, Italy, October 2011, pp. 1-4.
    Ambrosia, V. G., D. V. Sullivan, S. Buechel, 2011. Integrating Sensor Data and Geospatial Tools to Enhance Real-Time Disaster Management Capabilities: Wildfire Observations. In Sinha, A.K., Arctur, D., Jackson, I., and Gundersen, L., eds., Societal Challenges and Geoinformatics: Geological Society of America Special Paper 482, doi: 10.1130/2011.2482(01), pp. 1-12.
    Ambrosia, V.G., S. Buechel, S. Wegener, D.V. Sullivan, F. Enomoto, E. Hinkley, T. Zajkowski, 2011. Unmanned Airborne Systems Supporting Disaster Observations: Near-Real-Time-Data Needs. Proceedings of 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, CD Proceedings, paper reference # 144, TS-55-1, ISRSE, Sydney, Australia, April 2011, pp. 1-4.
    Wegener, S., V. G. Ambrosia, T. Zajkowski, D.V. Sullivan, 2011. Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Real-Time Data for Fire Monitoring. Proceedings of 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, CD Proceedings, paper reference # 579, TS-55-4, ISRSE, Sydney, Australia, April 2011, pp. 1-4.
    Ambrosia, V.G., S. Wegener, T. Zajkowski, D.V. Sullivan, S. Buechel, F. Enomoto, E. Hinkley, B. Lobitz, and S. Schoenung, 2011. The Ikhana UAS Western States Fire Imaging Missions: From Concept to Reality (2006-2010). Geocarto International Journal, Taylor & Francis Publishing, Vol. 26, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 85-101.

    Ambrosia, V.G. and K. Lulla, 2011. UAS for Remote Sensing. Geocarto International Journal, Taylor & Francis Publishing, Vol 26, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 69-70.

    Ichoku, C., L. T. Ellison, and V. G. Ambrosia, 2010. Evaluation of Satellite Measurements of Fire Radiative Power (FRP) Using Airborne Measurements. 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Honolulu, HI, 25-30.
    Joyce, K. E., K. C. Wright, V. G. Ambrosia, and S. V. Samsonov, 2010. Incorporating Remote Sensing in Emergency Management. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 25, No. 4, October 2010, pp. 14-23.
    Ambrosia, V. G., T. Zajkowski, and E. Hinkley, 2010. Innovative Solutions for Arborne Fire Monitoring: UAS, Intelligent Sensors, and Data Visualization Systems; the Future is Now! Proceedings of the Aerial Firefighting Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, March 16-17.
    Ambrosia, V. G., and S. Wegener. 2009. Unmanned Airborne Platforms for Disaster Remote Sensing Support. Chapter 5 in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, ed. Pei-Gee Peter Ho, 91-114. Vukovar, Croatia: InTech, ISBN: 978-953-307-003-2.

    Zhou, G., V.G. Ambrosia, A. J. Gasiewski, and G. Bland, 2009. Guest Editorial: Forward to the Special Issue on Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) Sensing Systems for Earth Observations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 47, no. 3, pp.687-689.

    Ambrosia, V. G., 2009. NASA’s Airborne Fire Monitoring Efforts: 2007-2008 UAS Experiences. Proceedings of the Aerial Firefighting Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 19-20, 2009.
    Hinkley, E., V.G. Ambrosia, W. M. Toscano, and T. Zajkowski. 2009. NASA Partners with Forest Service on Fire Mission, Technology Innovation, 15(1): 28-30.

    Ambrosia, V. G., E. Hinkley, and S. Ambrose. 2008. "Science Serving Society: Improving Capabilities for Fire Characterization to Effect Reduction in Disaster Losses." In Risk Wise. New York: United Nations Interagency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), Tudor-Rose Publishing, pp. 158-161.

    Ambrosia, V.G., E. Hinkley, and S. Ambrose, 2008. NASA Science Serving Society: Improving Capabilities for Fire Characterization to Effect Reduction in Disaster Losses, Book Chapter in Risk Wise, United Nations Interagency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), Tudor-Rose Publishing, ISBN: 0-9536140-9-3, pp. 158-161, August 2008.

    Ambrosia, V. G., S .S. Wegener, D. V. Sullivan, S. W. Buechel, J. A. Brass, S. E. Dunagan, R. G. Higgins, E. A. Hildum, and S. M. Schoenung. 2003. Demonstrating UAV-Acquired Real-Time Thermal Data Over Fires. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 69(4): 391-402.

    Ambrosia, V. G., S. W. Buechel, J. A. Brass, J. R. Peterson, R. H. Davies, R. J. Kane, and S. Spain. 1998.; An Integration of Remote Sensing, GIS, and Information Distribution for Wildfire Detection and Management. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 64 (10): 977-986.

     

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