JULY 2015
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
RESEARCH ARTICLE: Application of hyperspectral remote sensing

We tested the suitability and accuracy of hyper spectral data to produce the first African flowering and short-term floral cycle map. The spatial distribution and abundance, as well as the floral cycle, of melliferous plants are of utmost importance for evaluating pollination effects and to understand the relationship between melliferous plants in the landscape and the quantity and quality of bee keeping products. READ MORE.

ARTICLE: Potentiality of polarimetric SAR remote sensing

It is necessary that African scientists look at strengthening their capacities in new Earth Observation applications. One of the evolved technologies is polarimetric radar data and its efficiency in studying earth surface processes including environment related issues. However, questions are: What is the main constraint? Is data availability the key issue to develop technical capacity? READ MORE.

BREAKING NEWS

EVENT UPDATE: UN SA Basic Space Technology Symposium

Due to unforeseen circumstances the UN SA Basic Space Technology Symposium will no longer be taking place on the 1st-4th September 2015. Once finalised, the new date for this opportunity will be circulated to all AARSE's contacts.

OPPORTUNITY: SANSA 2016 Postgraduate Bursary

Do you want to transport your career to new heights? South African National Space Agency could be the vehicle for your career-success. SANSA invites prospective students to apply for their bursary for study in the 2016 academic year. They are seeking South African citizens who are achievement driven, passionate and distinctive by thinking and ready to accept new and greater challenges. The bursary programme offers financial aid for students as well as internship programmes. READ MORE

OPPORTUNITY: GEOBIA short course

A short course in geographic object-based image analysis (GEOBIA) is offered by the Centre for Geographical Analysis at Stellenbosch University. This course is aimed at intermediate EO practitioners who require instruction in the principles and techniques fundamental to GEOBIA, including image segmentation, object features, supervised and rule-based classification, use of thematic and ancillary data, and assessment of accuracy in an object-based environment. READ MORE

JOB VACANCY: Director of Remote Sensing/Geo-information Systems

The ideal candidate must have a PhD degree in Geo-information, Earth Science, Space Science and Computer Science with at least 10 years of experience in the field or an MSc in Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry and Environmental Science with at least 14 years of work experience in the field of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry. Due date: 15 August 2015 READ MORE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: AGU Fall meeting session

Various parts of Africa have been severely impacted by frequent droughts and/or flooding over the past several decades due to their sensitivity to complex interactions and feedbacks between land-cover/land-use change, rainfall variability, surface and ground-water dynamics, river and floodplain interactions, atmospheric circulation patterns, as well as local and transported aerosol and greenhouse gas emissions. This session encourages interdisciplinary studies aimed at unravelling the links between these phenomena and associated processes and outcomes. Improved understanding of the mechanisms and spatiotemporal scales of variability and reliable climate predictions on seasonal-to-decadal timescales will help mitigate the environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate variability and change, and enhance sustainable livelihood, especially water availability and food security. READ MORE

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Free IEEE-GRSS membership

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Call for content

Herewith we invite our readers to provide research briefs on a recent case study or a new methodology. Research briefs should include application field, key results, impact, status of application, area of application, algorithm & data used, and contact to author/organization.
Please send all content to info@africanremotesensing.org