FLIR & SPIE Host Award Winning Keynote Speakers @ 2015 DSS EXPO

FLIR Center Stage | 21+22 April

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WILSONVILLE OR, USA – – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) is proud to present FLIR Center Stage, a high-profile presentation series focused on innovative and impactful uses of thermal technology, at SPIE DSS 2015 in Baltimore, USA.

FLIR will be welcoming two notable speakers whose work epitomizes inventive applications of thermal imaging in the realms of environmental protection and entertainment: documentary film director Louie Psihoyos and National Geographic television host and producer, Casey Anderson.

“FLIR is grateful to have had the chance to work in close partnership with Louie and Casey, supporting their environmental awareness efforts,” said FLIR Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Travis Merrill.

“They’re showing the world how to use thermal imaging to see the unseen, to respect nature, and protect our earth; we’re excited by how they’re using FLIR technology.”


As executive director of the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), and an avid diver and dive photographer, Psihoyos’s passion is to show through filmmaking the decline of our planet’s crucial resource – the oceans.

Psihoyos, whose first documentary film, “The Cove”, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film of 2009, will discuss his new documentary, “Racing Extinction”, during FLIR Center Stage on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The film follows a team of artists and activists as they explore issues of endangered species, exploitation, ocean acidification and mass extinction.

Psihoyos and his crew turned to FLIR for help in the film’s efforts to visualize what is otherwise hidden in plain sight – CO2 emissions lurking in the air.

Psihoyos will delve deeper into how his team used a FLIR SC8300 thermal imaging camera equipped with a special optical filter to highlight gas, recording infrared imagery of planes, traffic, factories, and industrial plants for the film.


Anderson, television host and producer of National Geographic’s “America the Wild” and “Expedition Wild” – winner of a Parents’ Choice Award — will discuss the documentary, “Wild Nights, The Dark Planet Revealed”, during FLIR Center Stage on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Anderson will share stories of his adventures pursuing some of the most elusive creatures on the planet, demonstrating how FLIR thermal cameras have enabled him to see previously unseen frontier and wildlife in the night.

“SPIE is delighted to work with FLIR and help highlight such high profile speakers showcasing infrared technologies for applications as diverse as environmental monitoring and studying wildlife,” said SPIE Senior Director of Global Business, Andrew Brown.

“Their movies and presentations will no doubt be inspirational and help emphasize the broad applications of the photonic-enabled technologies on display at the DSS expo and featured in the SPIE Sensing Technology and Applications conference.”

Psihoyos and Anderson will each give two presentations during SPIE DSS. Psihoyos will present on Tuesday, April 21 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., and Anderson will present on Wednesday, April 22 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

All presentations will take place at FLIR Center Stage and will also be available online at

About The SPIE DSS Expo

The SPIE DSS Expo is a 400-company exhibition on optics, lasers, sensors, image processing, spectroscopy, infrared systems, thermal imaging, optoelectronic components, instrumentation, data analysis, and more. The DSS Expo serves attendees of both SPIE DSS symposia and visitors from around the world looking for the whole supplier chain and seeking products that improve capabilities at lower cost.

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About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection.

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About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 256,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent. SPIE provided more than $3.4 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2014.