JUNE 2015
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
SURVEY: Use of satellite-based services within the public sector

The AfriGEOSS initiative, through a GEO partnership with Eurisy, is leveraging the survey resources put in place by Eurisy. The survey is geared towards understanding the operational use of satellite-based services within public sector. The feedback collected will be disseminated through "best practices", useful to other public authorities interested in satellite applications and to policy and decision-makers supporting the transfer of space technologies to society. For AfriGEOSS this will further be important to understand whether the EO community is meeting the needs of the public sector. It would be greatly appreciated if you can participate in this survey and circulate widely to your public sector colleagues. It takes 10 minutes to fill in. Click here to complete the survey.

SURVEY FEEDBACK: Earth Observation satellite images from Africa

The African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) launched an online survey to the African community working in the field of remote sensing and geospatial information to gather more information about the satellite sensors available in Africa, the remotely sensed data usage in research and development as well as policies. These survey results will help to understand the factors that foster or hinder the access and usage of remotely sensed data. VIEW RESULTS.


OPPORTUNITY: Win a sponsored trip to Geomatics Indaba 2015

Surveyors, land surveyor-in-training or a surveying/land surveying student at a PLATO recognised institution may enter this competition by writing a three page article/letter on any of the following subject matters or combination of subject matters:

  • Issues young people face in the Geomatics industry.
  • The future of Geomatics.
  • Any issues on professionalism and ethics in the Geomatics industry.
  • The relevance of Geomatics in the modern world.

OPPORTUNITY: UN/SA Symposium on Basic Space Technology 2015

Space technology and its wide range of applications contribute essential information and services to many aspects of sustainable development, that is, economic and social development and environmental conservation and protection. Small satellite missions are becoming increasingly important in supporting these roles of space technology, as well as in the advancement of basic space science and technology, notably through capacity building. In 2009, the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, implemented by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, launched the Basic Space Technology Initiative (BSTI). A number of qualified applicants from developing countries expressing the need for financial support will be offered financial support to attend the Symposium. Applicants expressing the need for funding support will be selected on a competitive basis based on their qualifications and expected contributions to the Symposium. All funded applicants are required to make a presentation related to the Symposium theme. READ MORE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Earth Observation Open Science 2.0

The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing an innovative Earth Observation (EO) scientific exploitation programme – referred as Earth Observation Open Science 2.0 – to maximize the scientific benefits of Earth Observation (EO) data by capitalizing on the digital revolution. The conference will present precursor activities in EO Open Science and Innovation and develop a Roadmap preparing for future ESA scientific exploitation activities. The conference will be followed by a Hackathon on 15-16 Oct in ESRIN for interested developers. Participation to the conference is free. READ MORE

EVENT: MultiTemp 2015 Registration

The registration for the 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images is open. MultiTemp is a series of international workshop focused on methodological and application issues related to multitemporal data analysis in geosciences and remote sensing. We are pleased to invite you to the 8th edition in Annecy (France) on July 22-24, 2015. READ MORE


Join AARSE now and enjoy one year free membership of IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). Click here to become an AARSE member.

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