September 2017
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
AARSE Corporate Membership Invitation

This is an extended invitation to Corporate Companies to join AARSE. You can make a bigger impact in remote sensing through the organisation and enjoy the benefits while you are at it. Read more...

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Climate Change

Addis Ababa – There is greater urgency for climate action in light of the severity, frequency and rate of climate–related disruptions across the world and in Africa, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, said on Thursday. Read more...

First high-res map of Africa from space and it’s stunning

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From space, Africa appears like a rich tapestry of wildly different environments ranging from the barren dunes of northern Africa, to the dense, green jungles of its heartland. Read more...

Egypt’s space program takes another step toward liftoff

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Egypt moved one step closer toward establishing its space agency on Wednesday, as the Council of Ministers approved a plan that’s been slow to move forward but now has a big boost from China. Read more...

nSight–1 120 days in orbit

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The satellite carries two main payloads: (i) the “SCS Gecko” imager for Earth Observation, and (ii) an “FIPEX” atmospheric science instrument. nSight–1 was designed, integrated and tested by a team of engineers from the Space Advisory Company and assembled at NewSpace Systems’ European Space Agency (ESA) certified clean room production facility. Space Advisory Company and NewSpace Systems also form part of the SCS Aerospace Group. Click here for more.

Scientists urge Africa to embrace geo–spatial tech

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Scientists started a three–day international conference on Wednesday by calling on sub–Saharan Africa to adopt geo–spatial technologies to help achieve United Nations anti–poverty goals. The director general of the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Emmanuel Nkurunziza, said such technologies offer avenues for governments in fast tracking decision-making in achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more...

Echoes in Space

What is this course about?

Echoes from space will take you on a journey through the exciting world of Radar Remote Sensing. Learn the basics that will help you to understand where this technology is coming from, how the images are acquired and which manifold applications already use Radar Remote Sensing to help protect our planet. Read more...

AARSE 2018 Conference
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The 12th AARSE Conference will be held from 22nd to 26th October 2018 in Alexandria, Egypt with the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) and National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) as joint local hosts. Watch this space for more!

Did You Know?

The first Landsat was launched in 1972, and proved to be an immediate success. Though it only recorded 1,692 images, they were something special. In those images, Landsat discovered new islands and showed forests being logged and the remains of ancient cities. Read more


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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