The 3rd seminar on LiDAR application in forest ecology was held by the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Science(IB-CAS), from Jun. 1st to Jun. 5th, 2017. More than 200 participants from 60 organizations participated in this workshop. The deputy director of the IB-CAS, Xiaoquan Wang, and the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Dongxiu Wu, attended the opening ceremony and delivered keynote speeches.

During lectures on Jun.2nd, Professor Maggi Kelly from the University of California, Berkeley, chief engineer Jun Chen from the National Geomatics Center of China, and many other researchers and professors gave a series of insightful lectures on the applications of LiDAR and the progress of hardware development. Following the lectures, the speakers also had discussions with the workshop participants. On Jun.3rd and 4th, professors and students from the Digital Ecosystem Research Group of State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change gave hands-on sections on LiDAR applications.

Since 2015, this workshop has been held three times, and has been an extraordinary success. Overall, our workshops attracted more than 700 participants from over 70 organizations. We sincerely welcome you to the next year’s workshop!