2014 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Seeks “Outside of the Box” Remote Sensing Submissions
BOULDER, Colo. – April 15, 2013 – ASD Inc. will accept submissions for the eighth annual Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program beginning April 22. ASD continues its tradition of challenging graduate students from all fields of study involving remote sensing and field spectroscopy to submit their innovative, clever and visionary research projects for the 2014 calendar year.
Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, with the most original research proposals, will be awarded a FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2™ spectroradiometer for a specified period of time. Both instruments are known for performance and portability. Students may use the spectroradiometers for a wide range of field research applications, such as hyperspectral image interpretation, image validation and multispectral remote sensing study and analysis.
Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States or in most countries where Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted. Each recipient is eligible for up to $500 to cover the cost of publication fees (if the resulting paper is accepted for publication in a scientific journal) and/or travel assistance for the presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference. The program organizers also request the participants provide ASD with a short summary of their research and results.
Proposals for the 2014 program are due Oct. 15, 2013. Proposals do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Priority will be given to proposals that creatively bridge multiple disciplines. An interdisciplinary review committee will carefully assess each submission to make final selections. Accepted students will be announced in early December 2013.
“Our 2013 program winners are pursuing diverse and inventive research applications,” said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD. “We believe research students worldwide are excited to apply NIR instrumentation solutions to fields beyond traditional remote sensing and spectroscopy. We expect to see a wide variety of unique topics during this year’s submission process. We’re challenging the students to show us what they’ve got.”
The program was named for ASD’s co-founder, Dr. Alexander Goetz, in recognition of his contribution to the study and advancement of remote sensing applications. Dr. Goetz retired from his position at ASD as Chief Scientist in January 2013. Additional information about the program and proposal guidelines is available on the Goetz Instrument Program page.