The U.S. Geological Survey and NASA have presented the 2012 William T. Pecora Awards for achievements in Earth remote sensing to Gilberto Câmara of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Leung Tsang of the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.
Câmara was recognised for his contributions to remote-sensing leadership as a scientist, programme director, manager and agency head. Tsang is one of the world's leading experts on the theory of microwave remote sensing for geophysical environments. Câmara received his award at a meeting of the Group on Earth Observations in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 22 November, while Tsang received his award on Tuesday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
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