Aarse Conferences

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa and is the largest and premier forum in the continent for researchers on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities. AARSE conference series commenced in 1996, in Harare (Zimbabwe) and has been held in Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire) in 1998, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2000, Abuja (Nigeria) in 2002, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2004, Cairo (Egypt) in 2006, Accra (Ghana) in 2008, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 2010 and El Jadida (Morocco) in 2012. It has also together with the ISPRS organized Symposium in Benin (2000) and Dar-es-Selaam (Tanzania) in 2007,  and with the IEEE-GRSS/ISPRS organised workshops in Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2005, in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in 2007, in Accra (Ghana) in 2008 and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 2010. In addition, AARSE co-organized the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS’09) in Cape Town (South Africa) in 2009. Moreover, AARSE, in collaboration with various organizations and donors, has also been instrumental in organizing short courses (3 days to 2 weeks) in various parts of Africa.

The main objective of AARSE conferences is to bring together scholars and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experiences. Conference programs usually feature keynote speeches delivered by leading scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, discussion sessions on operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), space policy, programmes and projects, as well as commercial exhibitions showing latest products and services in remote sensing and geospatial information technologies.

By becoming a member, you can attend AARSE Conferences at a reduced rate!