OARS is very sad to learn that Dr. Simsek Pala has passed away on July 4.
Dr.Pala was the Chief Scientist of the Ontario Centre for Remote Sensing, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. He was a passionate proponent of remote sensing, and was one of the driving forces behind remote sensing in Ontario.
Dr. Pala had always been a staunch supporter of OARS, both during his tenure with the Ontario government and afterwards through his company Spectranalysis Inc. He also served 3 terms as president.
OARS will be missing greatly his attention and support.
For more information, please go to: this tribute .