March 2017
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
Letter from ISPRS President

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Find the full version of the letter from ISPRS President Christian Heipke to Regional members here.

Refresher course: Vegetation mapping and monitoring

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Prof Moses Cho; the African Association of Remote Sensing (AARSE) convener of the technical committee on algorithm development and application; in collaboration with the Faculty of Geo-Information Science (ITC), University of Twente, The Netherlands organised a two-week refresher course on "Vegetation mapping and monitoring using Sentinel 2 data", at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa, 14-25 November 2016.

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Vacancy Notice for the post of GEO Secretariat Director

Applications from suitably qualified female and male candidates are invited for the position of the next Secretariat Director for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Deadline for applications: 15 May 2017 click here for more.

SAR Summerschool @ ISRSE37

From May 4 – 7th, a joint initiative between the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy, the remote sensing education initiative SAR-EDU and the South African space agency SANSA is presenting the SAR Summerschool. Find further details here.

Pre – and Post – Symposium Workshops @ ISRSE37
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2017 IEEE GRSS Summer School
All early PhD and senior Masters students are invited to register for the upcoming IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Summer School, to be held over two days before the ISRSE 37 conference. This event follows on from annual events held since the IEEE IGARSS 2009 Conference held in Cape Town, and has been held in conjunction with AARSE Conferences. For the programme, presenters and additional details go here.

News
2nd International Conference on GIS and Remote Sensing

The theme of the GIS Congress 2017 is "Innovation of Spatial Data Infrastructure for Sustainable Development". The conference strives to accumulate specialists and pioneers from across the globe in order to counter the economic under-evaluation Geologists may face in their practice. Several eminent researchers and speakers will present their outlook and advice. Read more.

Community related activities in Africa
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Reminder: 2nd AfriGEOSS Symposium

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It‘ s a pleasure to announce the 2nd AfriGEOSS Symposium, to be held from 13 - 15 June 2017 in Sunyani, Ghana, hosted by the Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Ghana
Click here for further Information.

MESA coverage in 105.3 AFRO FM Radio

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The Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA), was recently featured on 105.3 AFRO FM Radio. MESA is an EU funded Project that uses Earth Observation data for improved management of the environment and security at continental, regional, and national level in Africa. Listen here to the audio.

Reminder: Senegal to host 2nd MESA Forum

The Republic of Senegal will host the Second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) Forum,from 24 to 28 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. The theme of the forum is "From Earth Observation on to Policy Making".

For further information click here.

Upcoming Events

Join AARSE!!!

AARSE extends an invitation to interested persons to join the organisation as a member. As a member of AARSE you can gain access to remote sensing tools and resources as well as opportunities such as workshops and courses.
Corporate Members get an opportunity to promote their brands on the AARSE website and newsletter.
All members have a priviledge of attending AARSE conferences at a reduced fee.

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