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2017 Goetz Instrument Program Winners

January 19, 2017

It is that time of year again to proudly announce the winners of the ASD Goetz Instrument Student Support Program!

The Goetz instrument program allows students from around the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science, so that they can win the opportunity to borrow an ASD field spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavors.


We had a number of submissions with some really interesting and diverse reflectance spectroscopy research applications, so it is unfortunate to have to limit the number of winners that we are able to support.

ASD is quite pleased to announce the following eight global 2017 Goetz Instrument Program recipient winners and their research topics:                           

FieldSpec® 4 Winners:

Christopher Adams
Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus
Ascot, UK
Title: Using Spectral Signatures of Plant Leaf Biochemistry to Understand and Diagnose Stress Within Brachypodium Distachyon

Gabriel Lewis
Department of Earth Sciences
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH, USA
Title: Albedo Spatial Variability and Causes on the Western Greenland Ice Sheet Percolation Zone

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(Gabriel Lewis, FieldSpec 4 Winner, pictured above). 

QualitySpec® Trek Winners:

Leena Leppänen
Doctoral School of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Helsinki
Title: Spectral Reflectance of Snow in Sodankylä, Finland

Vera Breiing
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation, Faculty of Agriculture
University of Bonn
Rheinbach, Germany
Title: Insight into Spectral Responses of Crops to Application of Plant Strengtheners in Combination with a Biotic or Abiotic Stress Factor 

Gustavo T. de Alckmin
School of Land and Food
University of Tasmania
Title: Determining Biophysical and Biochemical Attributes of Pasture Using Very High Resolution Remote Sensing Techniques

FieldSpec HandHeld 2 Winners:

Juan de la Cruz Jiménez Serna
Plant Biology Department
University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia
Title: Anthocyanin Development below the Leaf Epidermis of Brachiaria humidicola improves waterlogging tolerance

Hagos Gebreslassie
Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources
Addis Ababa University
Title: Modeling Suspended Sediment Concentrations of Rivers Using Remote Sensing Technology

LabSpec® 4 Winner:

Gabriella Petrovic
Department of Viticulture and Oenology
Stellenbosch University
South Africa
Title: Mapping the Distribution of Grape Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen Profiles across Regions and Cultivars


Congratulations to our 2017 winners! We look forward to hearing your results and greatly appreciate the contributions that you are respectfully making to spectral science in your fields!


If you would like to submit a research proposal for the 2018 Goetz instrument program, read more here.



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