NOVEMBER 2014
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
READER POLL: Voice your opinion


Which title do you prefer for an international journal on geoinformation science and remote sensing research and application about Africa?
African Journal of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science0%
Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science in Africa0%
International Journal of Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics of the African Environment0%
International Journal of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Science in Africa0%
AFRICAN SPACE - International Journal of Remote Sensing and Geoscience0%
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AARSE 2014 CONFERENCE: AARSE 2014 conference feedback

AARSE’s 10th international conference was held at the University of Johannesburg Auckland Park campus from 27 to 31 Oct. 2014, hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the University of Johannesburg.
Click here to read a summary of the conference activities.
Click here to see the winners of the AARSE-ESA Award.
Click here to read the AARSE 2014 declaration.
Click here to see some stats on the AARSE conference.
Click here to see photos of the AARSE conference.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Free IEEE-GRSS Membership

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

NEWS: Satellite data helps government departments

"We have to stimulate an African dialogue for the use of space in development, the use of space for building African capacity in science and technology, and the use of space for promoting continental co-ordination of space activities." - Naledi Pandor READ MORE

NEWS: Nile River monitoring effects North-East Africa's future

Despite being arguably the longest river in the world, winding through nine different countries, the Nile River is shallow and has a low volume, making its water precious, particularly to those countries located downstream. Curtin University, Department of Spatial Sciences, has been monitoring extractions or additions of water to the Nile River, and reporting the results to affected countries to allow them to plan for sustainable use of its resources in the future. READ MORE

NEWS: Combat Poverty in Niger through Remote Sensing

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has been using satellites in order to support the small rural producers of Niger as well as working to guarantee food security. READ MORE

DATA ACCESS: Sentinel-1 Scientific Data Hub

The Sentinel-1 Scientific Data Hub is open! You can download Sentinel-1 data here or find general information on access to Sentinel data here.
Happy download!

UPCOMMING CONFERENCE: 2nd International Symposium for GIS users

This event will take place in Morocco, Mekness from 20 to 21 November 2014. Prof. Ali Essahlaoui will be the symposium coordinator. READ MORE

UPCOMMING CONFERENCE: IGARSS 2015

Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2015 (IGARSS 2015) will be held from Sunday July 26th through Friday July 31th, 2015 at the Convention Center in Milan, Italy. READ MORE

JOB VACANCY: NASA Life Sciences Technical Capability Leader

The incumbent serves as the Technical Capabilities Leader for Life Sciences and reports directly to the NASA Chief Scientist. The incumbent leads the agency effort in enhancing communication among Life Science researchers, provides advice to relevant program and project managers in the areas of astrobiology, planetary protection, space biology, and human research crew health with regard to capabilities needed to enable successful program and project execution. In collaboration with other Technical Capability Leaders the incumbent will conduct strategic assessments to ensure critical assets of the Agency are managed efficiently READ MORE

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