Plenary Session Speeches and Presentations

Akira Hirose, General Chair

Audience in Main Hall

Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President-Elect

Paolo Gamba, IEEE GRSS President

Hiroshi Yamakawa, JAXA President

Sandra Cauffman, NASA Acting Director of the Earth Science Division

Gilberto Câmara, Secretariat Director, GEO

Franz Ming-Chih Cheng, International Affairs Director, NARL

Alberto Moreira, Master of Awards Ceremony, IEEE GRSS Former President

Hiroyoshi Yamada, Akira Iwasaki, Irena Hajnsek, TPC Co-Chairs
Opening ceremony and Reception

Akira Hirose, General Chair

Paolo Gamba, IEEE GRSS President

Juichi Yamagiwa, President, Science Council of Japan

Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President-Elect

His Majesty The Emperor

Takuya Hirai, Minister of State for Sci.&Tech. Policy

Yuji Kuroiwa, Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture

Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of the City of Yokohama

Hiroyoshi Yamada, Tech. Prog. Comm. Co-Chair

At the reception
Tutorial, Ice breaker, Exhibition, Education/Outreach, Oral/Poster sessions and Banquet

Tutorial by Mihai Datcu, Feng Xu and Akira Hirose

(photo of Mihai Datcu speaking)

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From July 28 (Sun) to Aug 2 (Fri), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) and Science Council of Japan (SCJ) held the 39th International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) at PACIFICO Yokohama. Akira Hirose served as the General Chair. The Symposium received over 2,500 participants from 56 countries and areas, resulting in the record attendee number in the IGARSS history. On Monday 29, Their Majesties The Emperor and Empress attended at the Opening Ceremony with His Majesty The Emperor's address "... it is indispensable for us to have detailed and accurate data and their analyses.  ... ." The attendees renewed their responsibility in the science and technology in this field. The following reception with Their Majesties was very enjoyable and harmonious with discussion on the state-of-the-art technology.
Address by His Majesty the Emperor (2019), Imperial Household Agency

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