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MRRS-2017 -- 5th Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium
2017-08-29 to 2017-08-31
Kiev, Ukraine

The 5th Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium MRRS-2017 continues the series of very successful MRRS-2005, MRRS-2008, MRRS-2011 and MRRS-2014 that gathered together participants from many countries in Kiev. We expect excellent conditions for the successful MRRS-2017. All researchers, experts and students who work in microwaves, radar, remote sensing and adjacent fields are cordially invited.

The MRRS is triennial Symposium and is planned to be a forum of ideas exchange and results discussion in the field of electromagnetic theory and applications; microwaves; radar technology and systems; signal processing, including acoustic signals and advanced signal processing in nanoelectronics; remote sensing methods and data processing. Both passive and active methods and systems of all frequency bands are welcome. link

4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop
2017-09-18 to 2017-09-20
Wien, Austria

The purpose of the Satellite Soil Moisture and Application Workshop is to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data. The workshop series is unique by bringing together satellite soil moisture users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from passive or active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMRS-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions). Following research questions will be addressed during this workshop:

- What is the quality of the current satellite products and what can we expect in the near future?
- What is information content at Level 1 and how to exploit the availability of multiple satellites?
- Who is using satellite soil moisture data and for what purpose?
- What are the best practices in validating soil moisture products?
- What are the main limitations of satellite soil moisture data from a user’s perspective?
- What is the future of satellite-based soil moisture remote sensing?

The workshop follows up workshops held at the European Space Agency in Frascati (Italy, in 2013), at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam (Netherlands, in 2014) and at the Millenium Broadway Hotel in New York (USA, in 2016). The report from the 3rd workshop was published in the GEWEX News November 2016.

The CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop is similar in scope but particularly invites users of the CCI Soil Moisture products.Users from any relevant application area are invited to present their experiences with the data and provide ideas for future product improvements. The CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop is an event organized within the framework of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Soil Moisture project. link

The 2017 ISPRS International Workshop on Advances in SAR: Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications - SarCon 2017
2017-09-21 to 2017-09-22
Wuhan, China
The 2017 ISPRS International Workshop on Advances in SAR:Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications - SarCon 2017 will be held in Wuhan September 21-22, 2017. It aims to bring together researchers involved in different topics related to SAR, from their constellations, to the methodology and algorithms and to the thematic and geometric applications. to mark a milestone of the state-of-the-art related topics. link

11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop: New Trends in Forest Fire Research Incorporating Big Data and Climate Change Modeling
2017-09-25 to 2017-09-27
Chania, Greece

Dear colleagues and friends,
We are thrilled to announce the organising of the 11th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop, in Chania, Greece, on 25-27 September 2017.

The thematic sessions will include presentations and poster on the use of data delivered by the most recent satellite missions, employing big data and time-series for monitoring fire disturbance and post-fire vegetation trends, and modeling the effects of climate change on forests with regards to fire risk and post-fire vegetation development.

The workshop is jointly organised by the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh), member of the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. link

5th International Symposium on Sensor Science
2017-09-27 to 2017-09-29
Barcelona, Spain

The upcoming international scientific conference "5th International Symposium on Sensor Science I3S 2017", sponsored by the journal Sensors, will bring together scientists from different areas to discuss important recent developments in sensor technology.

Take the opportunity to meet sensor scientists from all over the world and develop new mutually beneficial collaborations! Visit our conference website and register today! link

RADAR 2017
2017-10-23 to 2017-10-26
Belfast, UK

Radar 2017 is a prime opportunity for radar specialists at all career stages to update and enhance the knowledge on the latest developments in advanced radar systems.

You will hear presentations covering the latest developments in the sphere, tutorials on key elements of radar technology and keynote addresses from leading experts.

Radar 2017 is a part of an internationally successful series of conferences hosted by the USA, China, United Kingdom, Australia and France on a five year cycle. Radar 2017 is making a welcome return to the UK for the first time since 2012, and its first ever visit to Northern Ireland. link

2017-10-25 to 2017-10-27
jyväskylä, Finland
Spectral imaging and 3D sensor technologies have developed explosively in recent years for a variety of geospatial applications. The integration of multi-modal information both in 2D and 3D enables the automation of several processing, analysis and interpretation tasks based on spatial, spectral, temporal features. New cutting-edge hardware and software solutions have a significant impact on current challenging geospatial applications. To this end, this 3-day workshop (ISPRS SPEC3D) will gather together top scientists and leading industry partners to share the state-of-the-art and their vision for future advances. link

Pecora20: Observing a Changing Earth
2017-11-14 to 2017-11-16
Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Welcome to Pecora 20.

With emphasis on recent significant developments in remote sensing, the theme of Pecora 20 is “Observing a Changing Earth: Science for Decisions…Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection.” This conference will offer a program on applications of satellite and other Earth observations to monitor, assess, and perform projections of future land and water resources, as well as big data and other analytical technologies to improve decision making utilizing satellite data.

The Pecora Symposium series was established by the USGS and NASA in the 1970s as a forum to: 1) foster the exchange of scientific information and results derived from applications of Earth observing data to a broad range of land-based resources; and 2) discuss ideas, policies, and strategies concerning land remote sensing. link

2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2)
2018-03-22 to 2018-04-05

Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2) will be held online between 22 March and 5 April 2018.

Today, remote sensing is already recognised as an important tool for monitoring our planet and assessing the state of our environment. By providing a wealth of information that is used to make sound decisions on key issues for humanity such as climate change, natural resource monitoring and disaster management, it changes our world and affects the way we think.

Nevertheless, it is very inspirational that we continue to witness a constant growth of amazing new applications, products and services in different fields (e.g. archaeology, agriculture, forestry, environment, climate change, natural and anthropogenic hazards, weather, geology, biodiversity, coasts and oceans, topographic mapping, national security, humanitarian aid) which are based on the use of satellite and other remote sensing data. This growth can be attributed to the following: large number (larger than ever before) of available platforms for data acquisition, new sensors with improved characteristics, progress in computer technology (hardware, software), advanced data analysis techniques, and access to huge volumes of free and commercial remote sensing data and related products.

Following the success of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (, ECRS-2 aims to cover all recent advances and developments related to this exciting and rapidly changing field, including innovative applications and uses.

We are confident that participants of this unique multidisciplinary event will have the opportunity to get involved in discussions on theoretical and applied aspects of remote sensing that will contribute to shaping the future of this discipline.

ECRS-2 ( is hosted on sciforum, the platform developed by MDPI for organising electronic conferences and discussion groups, and is sponsored by MDPI and the Remote Sensing open access Journal.

It should be noted that there is no cost for active participation and attendance of this virtual conference. Experts from different parts of the world are encouraged to submit their work and take the exceptional opportunity to present it to the remote sensing community.

Contributions to ECRS-2 should be submitted in one of the following sections:

• New Platforms and Sensors
• Big Data Handling
• New Image Analysis Approaches
• Applications
• Product Validation
• Operational Applications and Services
• Recent Trends in UAV Remote Sensing
• Posters

Accepted papers will be published in the ECRS-2 proceedings at no-cost, while full-versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the Remote Sensing journal ( at a discounted fee (20% off the APC).

We hope that remote sensing experts from all over the world will share our enthusiasm and benefit from participation at this second ECRS!

Best regards,
Ioannis Gitas link