JUNE 2016
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Discount for the AARSE 2016 conference

To show just how much we value our members the AARSE council has decided to give our Regular members inside and outside Africa discount for the registration for the AARSE 2016 conference. If your membership fees are paid for 2016 you will receive $50 discount.
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AARSE 2016 CONFERENCE: Call for abstracts

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We are excited to announce that the 11th AARSE International conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 24 to 28 October 2016. The theme of this conference, ‘Our Earth, Our Heritage: Harnessing Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Development in Africa’, has been carefully chosen to emphasise the vital role of geospatial data and information in achieving the new post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDG). Researchers, professionals, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, students and other interested parties are hereby invited to submit abstracts and papers for oral presentations or poster displays to the organizers of the conference. Click here to view the poster or here for more details about abstract submissions.

RESEARCH ARTICLE: The Niger Delta vulnerability to river floods due to sea level rise

Tan evaluation of vulnerability to sea level rise is undertaken for the Niger Delta based on 17 physical, social and human influence indicators of exposure, susceptibility and resilience. The assessment used geographic information systems (GIS) techniques to evaluate and analyse the indicators and the index of coastal vulnerability to floods, if sea level rise conditions are occurring. Results indicate that 42.6 % of the Niger Delta is highly vulnerable to sea level rise, such areas being characterised by low slopes, low topography, high mean wave heights, and unconfined aquifers. Moreover, the analysis of social and human influences on the environment in- dicate high vulnerability to sea level rise due to its ranking for type of aquifer, aquifer hydraulic conductivity, population growth, sediment supply and groundwater consumption. Such results may help decision makers during planning to take proper adaptive measures for reducing the Niger Delta s vulnerability, as well as increasing the resilience to potential future floods. READ MORE

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DATA ACCESS: 10 Free GIS data sources

Do you want help to turbo-charge your search for free GIS data. GISGeography compiled a list of 10 free, downloadable global GIS datasets from highly reputable sources. READ MORE

IEEE GRSS Education Portfolio Volunteer

The education director and colleagues are seeking volunteers to assist in building up the portfolio relating to education. This includes improving the web presence of the society in terms of education, as well as more impact for education in other of the society's publications (magazine, newsletter), as well as conferences (e.g. IGARSS) and symposia. READ MORE

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: DigitalGlobe Foundation Grants

The DigitalGlobe Foundation provides grants for Researchers (who are AARSE members) in the form of imagery, basemap, elevation suite and/or Maps API. The grant can also include DigitalGlobes 50cm mosaic + Vivid as an option for AARSE members. For further information, please contact Rhiannan Price at Rhiannan.Price@digitalglobe.com. 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