Seeing is Believing: Environmental Change Down a Very Long Lens – Professor Paul Aplin

30th Mar 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Edge Hill University


Seeing is Believing: Environmental Change Down a Very Long Lens

Decades of scientific investigation have not yet succeeded in countering all climate change scepticism, but it can be hard to argue with a perfectly painted picture. Satellite sensors have been capturing images of the Earth for nearly 50 years, and image analysis can be unambiguous in mapping the rapidly changing nature of the Earth’s surface. Professor Paul Aplin’s lecture will present state-of-the-art technologies in the field of remote sensing, shedding light on a range of environmental applications with some spectacular fieldwork visuals.

Professor Paul Aplin was appointed Professor of Geography at Edge Hill University in 2015. In addition to publishing widely in academic literature, he has sought to influence the discipline’s development and its public persona through a series of voluntary engagements and activities. Nationally, he chaired the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, and led the Natural Environment Research Council’s knowledge exchange initiative on Earth Observation technology. Professor Aplin has acted as UK delegate to the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Paul’s research has taken him to most continents, recently slogging through a peat swamp in Malaysia, commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society’s prestigious Ralph Brown expedition award. Paul has delivered postgraduate student summer schools globally, from Addis Ababa to Warsaw.