African Association of
Remote Sensing of the Environment


Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2018
    • 17 Aug 2018
    • Nairobi, Kenya

    The objective of this Conference is to spur exchange of ideas on fast-tracking application of earth observation and geospatial technologies in development decision making.

    The key question is how can we use earth observation data and information to effectively address mundane problems that impact livelihoods in Africa and beyond? Read More

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

    Often, when people think of space, their minds go directly to NASA, rocket science, and space exploration.  While those are important aspects of U.S. space policy, they are not the only ones. There are a whole host of regulatory, legal, diplomatic, security, and political issues which shape space policy and require people with a wide variety of backgrounds to meet the challenges that they raise. 

    The Secure World Foundation is delighted to co-host with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) an evening reception that will bring speakers from military, policy, development, and legal backgrounds to discuss their roles and careers in space policy. Please note that all speakers will be participating in their personal capacity only and not speaking for their organizations. Read More

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 07 Sep 2018
    • University of Birmingham, Edgbaston

    The conference will be focused around Earth Observation science, technology and applications Into the Future.   The programme will include exhibitions and poster sessions, a school conference (7th September), plus plenary and parallel sessions. 

    Updated Key Dates:

    23 March, Session Proposals. 

    08 June, Abstracts 

    23 July, Early Bird Registration  Registration Now Open

    20 August, Final Registration

    Read More

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • New York City, Offices of Reed Smith LLP

    In October 2016 SWF and the Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT) organized the Roundtable on Value Creation in Commercial Space at the Explorers’ Club in New York City. In 2017, working in partnership with the space law practice group at Reed Smith LLP, SWF and HPT organized the second in the annual Roundtable series in Washington, DC. The Third in the Roundtable Series will be convened in New York City on September 5th, 2018 with  support from the New York Space Alliance (NYSA).

    The one-day invite-only Roundtable convenes the commercial space community and the institutional and investment banking community for discussion of creating, measuring, and sustaining long-term value and benefit from commercial space development. The event will take a Roundtable approach with moderated discussions between a small group (apx. 50-60) of invited participants. A a series of three “Discussions” will be held, each focusing on a thematic topic. Each Discussion will begin with short presentations from invited speakers. A moderated dialogue between all attendees and participants will follow, aiming to identify the questions, challenges, and opportunities surrounding efforts to create and sustain commercial ventures and value in each area. The Roundtable will conclude with a Capstone Discussion of cross cutting and common elements. Read More

    • 10 Sep 2018
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • University of Leicester, United Kingdom

    The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) for science and applications development.

    Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada are invited to apply to the 5-day course. Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of spaces. Read More


    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 14 Sep 2018
    • Paris, France

    For ten years  the Summit on Earth Observation Business has welcomed the most inspiring, forward thinking and influential leaders of the satellite imagery and geospatial solutions sector.

    Through panel sessions, informal discussions and private meetings, the 250 senior-ranking public and private decision makers in attendance obtain the information and strategic partnerships required to inform themselves of opportunities, navigate evolutions and shape the future of the market. Read More

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • Bochum, Germany

    The Department of Geography, Ruhr-University of Bochum, are hosting a joint workshop of the Special Interest Groups:

    • Urban Remote Sensing
    • 3D Remote Sensing
    • Developing Countries
    • Radar Remote Sensing

    Some of the topics that will be covered:

    • Change detection techniques for urban areas
    • Multitemporal analysis of urban areas
    • Feature extraction strategies
    • Extraction of urban areas
    • Extraction of Buildings
    • Mapping of road networks
    • Urban heat island studies
    • Data fusion for urban applications
    • Modelling of urban growth
    • Analysis of geohazards in urban areas

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 05 Oct 2018
    • Delft, The Netherlands

    Welcome you at the ISPRS TC IV symposium: This 2018 symposium is jointly organised with UDMS SDSC, FIG 3D Cadastre and 3DGeoinfo (

    The deadline for full paper submission is closed but you can submit an abstract. The papers accepted after abstract review will be published in the ISPRS archives:

    You are welcome to register to the two workshops and one mapathon, which will be organised during the symposium week (

    • Virtual & Augmented Reality: Technology, Design & Human Factors

    • Capacity Building for High-Resolution Land Cover Intercomparison and Validation

    • OpenStreetMap mapathon

    We have five excellent keynote speakers, who will discuss emerging 3D spatial information topics:

    • Prof Dr. Ruizhi Chen: Smartphone positioning and 3D mapping indoors

    • Dr. Rod Thompson: 3D cadastres: 30 years back, 30 years ahead

    • Dr. Claus Nagel: Use cases of 3D City Information Models

    • Dr. Antonio Jara: Smart Destinations: Challenges and opportunities to create sustainable smart cities in the data economy

    • Dorine Burmanje:  The Netherlands Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping

    Conference Themes
    The symposium covers the following research themes:

    • Open geospatial standards (organised in cooperation with OGC and UDMS)

    • Multi-dimensional Modelling

    • Ontologies, Semantics, and Knowledge Representation for Geospatial Information

    • Spatial Data Analysis, Statistics and Uncertainty Modelling

    • Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping

    • Indoor/Outdoor Seamless Modelling, LBS and Mobility

    • SDI: Internet of Things and Spatial Decision Support

    • Geo-Data Management

    • GeoComputation and GeoSimulation

    • Geovisualization, Augmented and Virtual Reality

    • Advanced Geospatial Applications for Smart Cities and Regions

    • Geospatial Big Data and Urban Studies

    • Global Mapping: Updating Verification and Interoperability

    More details here:

    Important Dates

    • Abstract submission: May 30 2018

    • Notification of acceptance: June 15 2018

    • Final paper submission: July 15 2018

    Abstract submission:
    Papers accepted after abstract review will be published in the ISPRS archives. Selected papers will be invited to prepare submissions to special journal issues. 

    One registration for the joint event allows presentation of 3 accepted papers. A tentative programme of the symposium is available here:

    We are looking forward to seeing you at in Delft, 1-5 October 2018.

    ISPRS TC IV ‘Spatial Information Science’

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 12 Oct 2018
    • Karlsruhe, Germany

    The ISPRS TC I Midterm Symposium Innovative Sensing - From Sensors to Methods and Applications will be held on 10-12 October 2018 in Karlsruhe, GERMANY.

    Key facts (further details see below)

    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 02 Nov 2018
    • Kyoto, Japan

    Workshop overview: 

    Join the GEO community in Kyoto, Japan, for GEO Week 2018 and the GEO-XV Plenary.

    This gathering of GEO's 105 Member governments and 126 Participating Organizations will explore efforts and opportunities for the use of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, focusing on GEO's three priority areas:

    • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Paris Climate Agreement
    • UN Sustainable Development Goals.


    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • Paris, France

    Registration deadline: 15 October 2018

    Jointly organised by ESA and CNES, the 2018 Ocean Salinity Science Conference will take place from 06 to 09 November 2018 at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France.


    Ocean salinity is a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Furthermore, salinity is a key dynamical parameter that influences oceans dynamics. Through the advent of new observing technologies, remote sensing and in situ, salinity research has gained much attention over the recent years, now leading to rapidly growing new insights.


    The conference intends to bring together communities working on all aspects of ocean salinity investigations, including analyses undertaken from in situ and satellite observations, numerical models, and data assimilation. The conference will review progress and ongoing work, and aims to identify the next frontiers in the fields of ocean salinity science. In particular, it will focus on recent progress in:

    1. Observing ocean salinity
    2. Process-based insights from field observations
    3. Ocean dynamics and salinity assimilation in ocean models
    4. Global freshwater cycle and climate variability
    5. Biogeochemistry
    6. Surface freshwater fluxes, run off, and sea ice.
    7. Challenges and requirements for future salinity observing, remote sensing and in situ.
    Read More
    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 23 Nov 2018
    • Gaborone, Botswana
    • 26 Nov 2018
    • 29 Nov 2018
    • Salzburg, Austria

    Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2018

    In the context of the EO Science for Society Programme Element, the European Space Agency is organising ATMOS 2018, a conference on the topical theme Atmosphere aimed at exploiting data from ESA and EO Missions for science and application development.

    The purpose of this conference is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their ongoing research and application development activities by using data from past and current atmospheric instruments like Sentinel-5P, Aeolus, ERS-2, Envisat, Metop, and ESA Third Party Missions. Another aspect will be on discussing activities regarding future missions.

    The outcome of this conference will help to further shape the next generation of R&D activities in the frame of ESA's Earth Observation Programme. Read More

Past events

30 Jul 2018 EO Summer School 2018
16 Jul 2018 Introduction to Remote Sensing Course
09 Jul 2018 38th Annual EARSeL Symposium
27 Jun 2018 The Alps from Space Workshop
12 Jun 2018 11th Coastal Altimetry Workshop
11 Jun 2018 EarthCARE Science and Validation Workshop
11 Jun 2018 GEO SYMPOSIUM 2018
06 Jun 2018 AI & IOT Summit 2018
29 May 2018 PROBA-V Symposium 2018
28 May 2018 2nd Italian Workshop on Radar and Remote Sensing 2018
23 May 2018 4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo
22 May 2018 GEO Business 2018
16 May 2018 International Conference of AOGEOSS
07 May 2018 Developments, Technologies and applications in Remote Sensing
24 Apr 2018 9th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Geospatial & Remote Sensing (IGRSM 2018)
17 Apr 2018 Morocco Hosts 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018
09 Apr 2018 GeoSmart Asia 2018 & Locate 18
22 Mar 2018 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing
20 Mar 2018 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop 20-23 March 2018
15 Feb 2018 Introduction to Using the VIC Hydrologic Model with NASA Earth Observations
13 Feb 2018 Advanced Webinar: Accuracy Assessment of a Land Cover Classification
05 Feb 2018 The 3rd Annual SmallSat Symposium | February 5th - 8th
15 Jan 2018 Geospatial World Forum 2018
11 Dec 2017 United Nations/South Africa Symposium on Basic Space Technology "Small Satellite Missions for Scientific and Technological Advancement"
23 Nov 2017 GEO|Design + BIM
20 Nov 2017 AfriGIS 2017
08 Nov 2017 2nd International Conference on Geosciences and Remote Sensing
04 Oct 2017 Esri Eastern Africa
02 Oct 2017 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium
06 Aug 2017 InterDrone Commercial Event
23 Jul 2017 IGAARSS 2017
28 Jun 2017 Africa's 8th Annual GIS Summit
13 Jun 2017 2nd AfriGEOSS Symposium
24 Oct 2016 AARSE2016
18 Oct 2016 International Conference & Exhibition Advanced Geospatial Science & Technology (TeanGeo 2016)
26 Sep 2016 SPIE Remote Sensing 2016
12 Sep 2016 Geomatics Indaba 2016
01 Aug 2016 World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing
12 Jul 2016 ISPRS Prague 2016
10 Jul 2016 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
13 Jun 2016 6th edition of the International Conference on Cartography
07 Jun 2016 Citizen Observatories for Water Management
19 May 2016 International Conference on Applied Geology & Environment (iCAGE 2016)
10 May 2016 Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science
10 May 2016 5th Geospatial Conference in Tunis GCT2016
10 May 2016 International Radar Symposium (IRS)
09 May 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium
02 May 2016 IEEE Radar Conference
27 Apr 2016 AfriGEOSS Symposium 2016: EO for the Africa we want
26 Apr 2016 The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management (GISTAM 2016)
17 Apr 2016 Mapping, Monitoring & Modelling of Vegetation Characteristics using Earth Observation (EGU 2016)
13 Apr 2016 10th International GIS-Forum: Integrated Geospatial Solutions – the Future of Information Technologies
11 Apr 2016 Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016)
04 Apr 2016 Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCY2016)
04 Apr 2016 SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing
23 Mar 2016 Spatial Data Science for Professionals
25 Feb 2016 ICRS 2016: 18th International Conference on Remote Sensing
17 Jan 2016 International Remote Sensing Conference - Saudi Arabia
23 Nov 2015 Advanced Gis - Spartial Analysis Workshop
11 Nov 2015 Esri Africa User Conference
30 Oct 2015 National consultative workshops to support SASDI implementation
27 Oct 2015 2015 IEEE Radar Conference
21 Oct 2015 International conference of Geospatial Techniques in Geosciences
20 Oct 2015 South African Group on Earth Observations (SA-GEO) Symposium
30 Aug 2015 UAV-g 2015 Conference
11 Aug 2015 Geomatics Indaba 2015 (GI 2015)
06 Aug 2015 3rd Conference on Advances in Geomatics Research
26 Jul 2015 IGARSS 2015 in Milan
22 Jul 2015 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images
14 Jul 2015 7th ITEE International Conference 2015
22 Jun 2015 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing 22 June to 5 July 2015
26 May 2015 United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation, 26-28 May 2015, Bonn
11 May 2015 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE)
22 Apr 2015 The 12th International Symposium for GIS and Computer Cartography for Coastal Zone Management
01 Apr 2015 Geo-Tunis 2015
29 Jan 2015 NASA to launch SMAP, a soil moisture satellite
20 Nov 2014 2nd International Conference of GIS users (Meknes_GIS-USERS)
13 Nov 2014 GEO-XI
12 Nov 2014 GEO-Energy Summit & Educational Forum 2014
27 Oct 2014 AARSE 2014
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