Peng Gong, professor of in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, has been awarded the 2008 AAG Remote Sensing Specialty Group medal for Outstanding Contributions in Remote Sensing.
Gong, whose research focuses on GIS theory and technology and remote sensing image processing, analysis and application, teaches four CNR classes on GIS. He has also published numerous papers on GIS and its applications and remote sensing.
The American Association of Geographers Remote Sensing Specialty Group was developed to foster an understanding of the remote sensing sciences. The Outstanding Contributions Award is given to members who make significant contributions to the field of remote sensing.
The award will be announced at the AAG Meeting in Boston at the RSSG business meeting on April 16th and presented at the AAG Awards Luncheon on April 19th.