African Association of
Remote Sensing of the Environment


All the latest news on AARSE and remote sensing.
  • 18 May 2015 10:40 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    DAAD has availed five PhD scholarships to ICRAF. The scholarships are open to candidates with following nationality: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. Interested candidates are invited to apply before 31 May 2015. 

    One of the scholarships is for a PhD that will be focusing on application of remote sensing in project impact assessment. The PhD study will be linked to the ongoing DGIS funded project in Ethiopia and the PhD student will be based at ICRAF Ethiopia.

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  • 06 May 2015 12:58 PM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    A 3-year research project to undertake a doctoral dissertation (stipend: $25,849 p.a. (tax free)) within the Water Group of the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University is available for the following project in collaboration and co-supervision with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO):

    Enhancement of fire spread modelling using high-resolution remotely sensed data

    Bushfires are a frequently occurring natural hazard in Australia, which can be devastating to rural communities and homes and infrastructure at rural-urban interfaces. The ability to understand and accurately predict the behaviour of a bushfire would be a major benefit for short-term emergency response and management, as well as long-term risk planning in fire-prone areas. Models to predict the rate of spread of a bushfire are based on experimental and field observations. These give a rate of spread for the fire based on local environmental factors, such as wind, terrain and fuel. Computational implementation of these models can predict the arrival time of a fire over a given region. However, these models require accurate inputs for land cover and fuel conditions, as well as a detailed knowledge of fire propagation under complex conditions. This thesis will focus on 1) automated creation of fuel and land coverage maps using different remote sensing data, 2) development of new two-dimensional spread models from experimental and observed fire spread and 3) synthesis of fire prediction maps into spatial risk metrics.

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  • 06 May 2015 12:48 PM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)
    The Copernicus Masters competition 2015 is now open for submissions - with new challenges, industry leading partners and an immense prize pool.

    Since 2011, the Copernicus Masters competition ( has awarded innovative products, services or applications that are based on Earth observation data. Its purpose is to drive the development of market-oriented applications for utilising data generated through Europe's flagship satellite programme - Copernicus.

    In this year's edition, prizes will be awarded in topic-specific challenges sponsored by a number of world-class partners, including: the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), T-Systems International GmbH, Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd., Greece's National Cadastre and Mapping Agency (NCMA), CloudEO AG, and European Space Imaging GmbH (EUSI). In addition, the new University Challenge specifically addresses students and research assistants around the world.

    The prize pool includes cash awards, satellite data access and quota as well as support-packages and is worth EUR 300,000.

    Click here to download the official pamphlet

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    SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, students and everyone with a brilliant idea is welcome to join and submit their entries from 15 April to 13 July 2015 at

  • 27 Oct 2014 10:15 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    This will be the 10th biannual AARSE conference and will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of remote sensing and environment. We believe that the scientific themes of this event, focusing on the characterization of dynamic Earth processes, assimilation, today’s and upcoming satellite missions and integrated Earth observing systems will allow the formation of a most interesting technical program.

    Follow this link to be directed to the conference website 

  • 09 Sep 2014 8:56 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    Final opportunity!

    Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    Please note that 29 September – 3 October will be the last scheduled presentation of the above course in 2014.  The introductory course is aimed at RS beginners who require instruction in the basic theoretical and practical functionality of Remote Sensing.  If you are an RS beginner that want to expand their knowledge in this field click here.

  • 04 Aug 2014 10:14 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    The Integrated SA-GEO CoP workshop was successfully held in February 2014.

    The CoP’s developed concrete objectives and targets to be achieved during
    the period 2014/2015 financial year. In order to realise these objectives, the
    Co-Chairs of the following CoP’s would like to convene meetings during the
    month of August 2014.

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  • 25 Jun 2014 10:13 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    The LOC kindly invites you to persue the sponsorship and/or exhibition opportunities at the 2014 AARSE conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 27 – 31 October 2014. It offers exciting opportunities to promote your brand to the African participants at this prestigious conference.


    Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

    Click here for details on exhibition opportunities.

    Click here for side event information and application.

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  • 30 May 2014 10:12 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    The African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) invites expression of interest from national institutional members and/or other organizations/agencies in Africa for the hosting/organization of the 11th Conference of the Association in 2016, 2018 and 2020.


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  • 12 May 2014 10:10 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    The “Initial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage: Projecting our Past to the Future” with acronym ITN-DCH (, is the first and one of the largest Marie Curie fellowship projects in the area of the e-documentation / e-preservation and Cultural Heritage (CH) protection funded by the European Union under the FP7 PEOPLE research framework ( ). The Project started on the 1st of October 2013 and it is a consortium comprising of 14 full partners and 9 associate members covering the entire spectrum of European CH actors, ranging from academia, research institutions, industry, museums, archives and libraries. The project aims to train 20 fellows (16 Early Stage Researchers and 4 Experienced Researchers – 500 person months) in the area of CH digital documentation, preservation and protection in order to create for them a strong academic profile and market oriented skills which will significantly contribute to their career prospects. The consortium and the fellows training programme will be supported by a prestigious advisory board.


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  • 16 Apr 2014 10:11 AM | AARSE Admin (Administrator)

    The Copernicus Masters competition will give recognition to outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts that utilise Earth observation data for commercial purposes and socially relevant projects.


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