MAY 2016
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
Declaration on GI management towards good land governance

The Fourth High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 20 to 22 April 2016, in the context of the United Nations initiatives to enhance cooperation in geospatial information management to address global land governance and sustainable development challenges. READ MORE

AARSE members attend the 1st AfriGEOSS Symposium in Zimbabwe

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The AARSE delegation was led by Dr. Sias Mostert (AARSE: Treasurer) also present were Jane Bemigisha (LOC: AARSE 2016 Conference, Uganda), Ms. Barbara Ryan (Group on Earth Observations (GEO): Secretariat Director) and Bulelwa Semoli (AARSE: Southern Africa Representative) at the Symposium which was held at The Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. According to Bulelwa Semoli - the 1st Afrigeoss Symposium was a success with a good turnout from 32 African countries. She further notes that the Afrigeoss supports the implementation of the African Union 2063 Agenda. It provides a platform to implement the Societal Benefits Areas (SBAs) in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). READ MORE

BREAKING NEWS

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.

CALL: Interest to host the 12th international conference of AARSE

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 12th Conference of the Association in 2018. Bids can also be received for the 13th edition (2020) and the 14th edition (2022). The conference is usually held in the month of October (of every even-number year). L'Association africaine de télédétection de l'environnement (AARSE) lance un appel d’intérêt de la part de membres institutionnels nationaux et/ou de la part organisations/agences en Afrique pour l'organisation de la 12e Conférence de l'Association en 2018. Les offres peuvent également être reçues pour la 13ème édition en 2020 et la 14ème édition en 2022. La conférence se tient habituellement pendant le mois d’Octobre de l’année en question READ MORE (English&Francais)

UPCOMING EVENTS: 2016

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 objectives, 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