JANUARY 2016
African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Association Africaine de Télédétection de L’environnement
FREE HANDBOOK: Frequency Allocations and Spectrum Protection

Radio spectrum is vital for Earth remote sensing. This second edition of the Handbook by the National Academies of Sciences' Committee on Radio Frequencies (NAS-CORF) provides in-depth information on which frequencies are being used for remote sensing and principles for protecting and managing allocations for scientific research. This handbook is available as a free pdf. READ MORE

BREAKING NEWS

AARSE 2016 CONFERENCE: Call for abstracts

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We are excited to announce that the 11th AARSE International will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 24th to 28th October 2016. The theme of this conference, ‘Our Earth, Our Heritage: Harnessing geospatial technologies for achieving sustainable development goals 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 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 brochure or here for more details about abstract submissions.

RESEARCH COOPERATION: Monitor agriculture in Africa

The Fourth EU-Africa Summit of 2-3 April 2014 agreed on a roadmap for 2014-2017, including actions specifically targeted at delivering Earth observation services in priority domains for Africa such as food security. The challenge is therefore to make agricultural production in Africa more predictable by using Earth observation assets. Building on the outcomes of existing EU projects stimulating innovation for global agricultural monitoring, the research and innovation activities should cover as a minimum all the following domains: crop and livestock identification and crop and livestock area estimation, crop and livestock condition and stress, yield prediction and forecasting, crop cover mapping, and the impact of extreme events on food production.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: 2016

SKILL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF THE MONTH: ACMAD

AARSE is excited to announce our latest initiative to improve remote sensing and GIS knowledge and awareness across the continent. We aim to list spatial science skill development institutions across Africa. Each newsletter will provide a short overview of one institution. To include your institution on this list please send a request to info@africanremotesensing.org. Click here to view a list of institutions.


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African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development’s (ACMAD) mission is the provision of weather and climate information and for the promotion of sustainable development of Africa in the fields of agriculture, water resources, health, public safety and renewable energy. ACMAD carries out its mission through capacity-building for the 53 National Meteorological Services (NMSs) of its Member States, in weather prediction, climate monitoring, transfer of technology and in research. READ MORE

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 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