Dr. Vern Singhroy

       Remote Sensing for Geohazard Monitoring, 
       Geological Mapping and Exploration

Education: Ph.D. in Environmental Resources Engineering, State

University of New York

Affiliation: Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada


Dr. Vern Singhroy is the chief scientist of the Canadian Space Agency RADARSAT Constellation Mission scheduled to be launched in 2018. As a senior research scientist at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, he is internationally recognized as a world leader on the uses remote sensing images for Geohazard, Geological and Geoengineering applications. Dr. Singhroy received his Ph.D. in environmental and resource engineering from the State University of New York, Syracuse and is a professional engineer in Ontario, Canada. He has published over 300 papers in scientific journals, proceedings, and books. He is also the co-editor of four books including of the Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing and was the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. He is a Professor of Earth Observation at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, since 1998 and an adjunct professor in Planetary and Space Sciences at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Dr. Singhroy received the prestigious Gold Medal Award from the Canadian Remote Sensing Society and the (2012) Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to the Canadian and International Remote Sensing.

Current Research Project

InSAR monitoring techniques for oil sands mining activities.

InSAR landslide monitoring along Canada’s strategic energy and transportation corridors.

Principal Scientist Canada’s Radarsat Constellation Mission to be launched 2018



Selected/Key Publications


    (1)   Singhroy, V. 2015. Guest Editor RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Special Issue. Canadian Journal of                      Remote Sensing. Vol. 41 Issue 5.  pp 347-504 ISSN 0703-8992 (Print), 1712-7971 (Online).

    (2)   Singhroy, V., Li, J., & François, C. (2015) High Resolution Rapid Revisit InSAR Monitoring of Surface                        Deformation, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:5, 458-472, DOI:10.1080/07038992.2015.1104638.

    (3)   Singhroy, V and Iris, S.  (2015) Foreword: RADARSAT Constellation Mission Special Issue, Canadian                         Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:5, 347-348, DOI: 10.1080/07038992.2015.1104639.

  (4)   Singhroy, V., and Li, J., 2015. InSAR deformation monitoring of the Canadian oil sands from Radarsat-2                 and COSMO-SkyMed images. . Proceedings, IEEE-IGARSS, Milan, 4p.

  (5)   Singhroy, V., Li, J, S. Samsonov and J. Pearse(2014) InSAR monitoring of surface deformation induced by               steam injection in the Athabasca oil sands, DOI: 10.1109 /IGARSS.2014.6947567.


    (1) Njoku, E.G.; Abrams, M.J.; Asrar, G.; Marzano, F.S.; Minnett, P.; Salomonson, V.V.; Singhroy, V.; Turk, J.                (Eds.)(2014) 201 Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing 1200 p. 350 illus., 50 in color Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-              36698-2. Feb 2014.

    (2) Njoku, E.G., Abrams, M.J., Asrar, G., Marzano, F.S., Minnett, P., Salomonson, V.V., Singhroy, V., Turk, J.                   (Eds.) (2012). Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing 1000, p. 350 illus., 50 in color, Springer.

    (3) Singhroy, V. (2009). Remote Sensing Techniques for Geological Mapping and Exploration (Chapter 15) pp                333-349 in Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management. Eds Joshi, Pani, Mohapatra and Singh. (634              pages) Nova Science Publishers, Inc, NY.