February 2017
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
AARSE presents a statement at the UN-COPUOS

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The African Association of Remote Sensing of the Enviroment had the pleasure of presenting a statement at the 54th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee from 30 January to 10 February 2017.
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Newly appointed AARSE Communications Officer

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Congratulations to Dr Souleye Wade for his appointment as AARSE‘s new communications officer for four years from 1st February 2017 till the end of 2020 biennial AARSE conference scheduled to be held in the last week of October 2020.

Read Dr Wade's short biography here.

Click here for French version.

ARSGC in the course of creation

The African Association of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Companies is in the course of creation. On the sidelines of AARSE 11th Conference held in Kampala, Uganda, from 24 to 28 October 2016, members of Private African Companies of Remote Sensing have initiated the procedure leading as soon as possible to the creation of the Association, to be known as the African Association of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Companies, abbreviated ARSGC. Read more. English version.
French version.

RCMRD helps African countries improve Land Cover Monitoring

During 2016, SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (E&SA) at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) conducted a needs assessment for Uganda to identify climate related issues the country faces. One issue identified was the need for a rigorous approach, including timely and periodic land cover and land cover change maps, to identifying deforested and degraded forest areas. Read more.

Open Access at the European Space Agency
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A new Open Access policy for ESA's information and data will now facilitate broadest use and reuse of the materials for the general public, media, the educational sector, partners and anybody else seeking to utilise and build upon it. Read more.

News
Workshop: EO Application for Sustainable Development in Africa

A Workshop on "Earth Observation Application for Sustainable Development in Africa", organized by German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, and in collaboration with NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using of Space Technologies), took place in Bremen/ Germany from 13 – 17 February 2017. Read more.

Community related activities in Africa
Opportunities
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.

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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