October 2016
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
Feedback: [EARSC] European Marketplace for EO Services

The EARSC Board of Directors met in Brussels on October 4th to hear the interim findings from the MAEOS study. They have decided that the industry should move immediately towards establishing an EOMall which would be a completely separate legal entity to EARSC. The EOMall would operate a marketplace on behalf of those companies which choose to join and invest in the venture. Further details on this will be presented at a workshop to be organised in early 2017. At the same time, EARSC will define possible policy and governance conditions for companies working together under a lighter structure which will be the MAEOS. Read more


ACMAD logo

The 11th AARSE International Conference took 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’, was 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 and students came together and shared their knowledge in their respective fields. Click here for more.

COURSE: Free online training

The San Sebastian UNESCO Centre organizes the (FOSNU) Training with United Nations System. is open enrollment time for this training,The training is addressed to ECOSOC NGOs, DPI NGOs and NGOs and offers capacitation on the ideals and goals of the United Nations. This training is free and on-line.

for further information and registration form. Click here .


Survey: IPMC and young professionals

The International Project/Programme Management Committee (IPMC) and the Young Professionals Workshop, held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) are pleased to invite you to respond to a short survey which aim is to assess the decision factors that might influence young professionals to enter into the aerospace sector and the attractiveness of the sector in general. Your feedback will be provided to the IPMC member organisations with actionable recommendations to help attract, retain and develop young professionals in the aerospace sector.

This is your chance to have your say about what really matters to you in your career and what employers are doing well or not so well when it comes to addressing young professionals needs. It will take you only 10 minutes to fill in this online anonymous survey, please forward the link to the young aerospace students, graduates and professionals you know; whether they are still working in aerospace and whether or not they studied aerospace. For the purpose of this work, a Young Professional is defined as being aged 35 and under. The more answers we get the more complete and persuasive our recommendations to the IPMC will be. The final report of this survey will be publicly available on the IAF website by December 2016, along with the report from this years Young Professionals Workshop at the IAC. Many thanks for you participation! Survey link

ISRSE-37 Second Call for Papers

The South African National Space Agency, the International Centre for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and the International Committee on Remote Sensing of Environment (ICORSE) are issuing the second call for papers for ISRSE-37 taking place in Tshwane 8-12 May 2017 under the overarching theme of “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World”. Due to the delay in opening up the abstract submission portal the new deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 14th of November 2016. Read more

Looking for internships

Trevor Mwaramba an undergraduate student at the University of Zimbabwe, studying Honors in Geographical Information Science and Earth Observation in level 2.1 Is seeking for an attachment from June 2017 to July 2018. Email:trevormwah@gmail.com

Lloyd chikwiramakomoan an undergraduate student at the University of Zimbabwe, studying Honors in Geographical Information System and Earth Observation in level 2.1 Is seeking for an attachment from July 2017 to august 2018. Email:lloydchikwiramakomo@gmail.com

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