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28 January–1 February 2019 The 9th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry

Frascati, Italy

The European Space Agency is organising POLinSAR 2019, the 9th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, to be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 28th January to 1st February 2019.

The Workshop is open to:

  • ESA Principal Investigators, scientists and students working in the field of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry;
  • Users of Copernicus data as well as national SAR missions;
  • Representatives from National, European and International space and value adding industry.

The main objectives are to provide a forum for scientific exchange, present the latest exploitation results obtained from full-pol airborne and spaceborne systems, assess the state-of-the-art, review the techniques to retrieve bio-geophysical parameters and their accuracy, give recommendations for algorithm development and new products, support the preparation of the exploitation of future full-pol missions by ESA and Third Parties (e.g. BIOMASS, NOVASAR-S, RCM, SAOCOM, TerraSAR-L ...), present innovative polarimetric applications and ideas for future polarimetric mission concepts.


6–8 February 2019 Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop

Brno, Czech Republic

Welcome to Imaging Spectroscopy workshop organized by EARSeL and CzechGlobe in Brno, Czech Republic 6 – 8 February 2019. More details please go to the following website: http://is.earsel.org/workshop/11-IS-Brno2019/

Abstract submission deadline extended to 20 September 2018!


6–8 February 2019 8th International Workshop 3D-ARCH

Bergamo, Italy

3D-ARCH is a series of international workshops which started in 2005 in Venice and move throughout the years to Zurich (2007), Trento (2009, 2011, 2013), Avila (2015) and and Napflio (2017), organized as an ISPRS and CIPA event.

The main focus of the workshop is to discuss steps and processes for smart 3D reconstruction, modelling, accessing and understanding of digital environments from multiple data sources.


3–7 April 2019 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers

Washington, DC, USA

Representing an international community of geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone interested in geography and related disciplines. The AAG facilitates the exchange of the latest research and applications in geography and GIScience, with over 8,500 annual meeting attendees. Founded in 1904 as a scientific and educational society, the AAG is a growing body of leading scholars, researchers, professionals, and students. The AAG promotes networking and collaboration among its members through events such as its annual meeting, international workshops, specialty conferences, publications, and research programs. For more information, visit annualmeeting.aag.org

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing





If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth#410). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit


2–3 May 2019 2nd International Workshop——UNDERWATER 3D RECORDING & MODELLING

Limassol, Cyprus

The event will took place at the Cyprus University of Technology facilities. We are looking forward to welcome researchers, practicioners and companies in the field of UW photogrammetry, computer vision, image processing, VR and AR as well as archaeologists to present and discuss their results and activities.


20–25 May 2019 The Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry

Montpellier, France

The Montpellier Congress’ theme is: "Agroforestry - Strengthening links between science, society and policy".

The Montpellier Fourth World Congress on Agroforestry will address a wide range of key agroforestry research issues, gathering facts and figures from developing and developed countries and supporting a collaborative effort with broad social participation. World-known keynote speakers have been invited to make sure that today’s important agroforestry research questions are all addressed. The Congress will feature a variety of stakeholders to foster social interactions and special attention will be given to vulnerable countries and populations. The overall objective of the Congress is to contribute to the strengthening of agroforestry science and practice in order to provide opportunities for further developing links between science, society and policy and to bridge the science-policy gap.


The congress will feature plenary and parallel discussion sessions, covering a range of topics, including:

  • Agroforestry (AF) and Climate change • AF and poverty alleviation / food security • Successes and failures in AF • AF and desertification / land degradation / soil restoration • AF germplasm • Gender in AF • AF, agroecology and ecosystem services • AF in public policies • AF and the migration challenge • AF and job creation / green growth • AF and business / private sector / finance • Socio-Economics of AF • AF and value chains • AF and eco-certification • AF and biodiversity conservation • Design and adoption of AF • Scaling up AF innovations • Smallholder AF • AF for water quality and watershed restoration • AF landscapes • Silvopastoral systems • Biophysical modelling of interactions in AF • Pests, diseases and weeds in AF • Tree pollarding • Mediterranean AF • AF on islands • Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration • Evergreen agriculture • Perennial crops AF • Cereals and annual crops AF • Root issues in AF • Urban and peri-urban agroforestry • AF Mapping •

Important dates

  • One line registration: as from September 2018
  • Abstract submission: from June 2018 to the end of October 2018
  • Abstracts acceptance: until 21 December 2018
  • Early bird registration: until 15 February 2019


23–27 June 2019 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

The 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, from June 23-27, 2019, at the Little America Hotel. In 2019, NAFEW will celebrate 25 years of bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The theme of the 2019 workshop, Forests on the edge: forest ecology in rapidly changing conditions, reflects the growing concerns about all North American forests in a changing world.


1–5 September 2019 27th International CIPA Symposium

Avila, Spain

The CIPA International Symposium is an interdisciplinary and international event, acting as a forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage (CH) recording and documentation.


23–27 September 2019 2019 International Radar Conference

Toulon, France

On behalf of the Organizing and Technical Committees, it is a great pleasure to invite you to consider your participation in the upcoming 2019 International Conference on RADAR Systems at Toulon (France). The submission process and call for papers are now ready.

The conference will take place at Toulon Neptune Palais. Located on the French Riviera, Toulon is an important centre for naval construction and aeronautical equipment, hosting the major naval centre on France's Mediterranean coast, also home of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.

Arriving in Toulon for the first time, the RADAR International Conference will give strong opportunities for présentations, exchanges and vibrant interactions among the scientific and industrial communities looking after maritime involved in safety and security, monitoring of the sea environment, coastal surveillance. These aspects will complete the use of radar for air surveillance and support the conference motto "Sensing from sea to Space".

Do not miss the deadlines for the submission of papers and tutorials and don't forget to circle the 23–27 September 2019 on your calendar!


22–24 October 2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Cassino, Italy

The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. Our knowledge of any thing is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation, and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements. Metrology, the science of measurements, includes both theoretical and practical aspects of measurement, whatever their uncertainty, and regardless of field of science or technology in which they occur. Consequently, the field of the valorisation, characterisation and preservation of cultural heritage is also deeply related to metrological issues in terms of the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected using different analytical, physical–chemical and mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc. Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools available today, including molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decay pathways of different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes such as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., that is based on chemical knowledge will be considered.


22 March–5 April 2017 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2)


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 (http://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1), 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 (http://sciforum.net/conference/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 (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing) 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


25–27 September 2017 11th EARSeL Forest Fires SIG Workshop: New Trends in Forest Fire Research Incorporating Big Data and Climate Change Modeling

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.


14–16 November 2017 Pecora20: Observing a Changing Earth

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.


11–15 December 2017 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

New Orleans, USA

Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science you can’t get anywhere else. Fall Meeting offers something for everyone, from every scientific discipline, including the opportunity to:

  • Hear about a variety of relevant scientific topics
  • Listen to top-notch speakers
  • Build relationships with peers
  • Gain research inspiration from a new location
  • Stay up to date on the latest innovations in the field
  • Gain visibility and recognition of your work

Join us in discovering New Orleans, for a new Fall Meeting experience.

Meet MDPI editors at Booth #421!


22 March–5 April 2018 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2)


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 (http://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1), 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 (http://sciforum.net/conference/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 (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing) 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


26–29 March 2018 Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment

Paphos, Cyprus

The Organizing Committee of the Sixth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCY2018) invite you to join us in Cyprus on March 26-29, 2018 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus. The RSCY2018 scientific program will accommodate sessions and workshops on a wide range of themes, including:

  • Applications of remote sensing, geo-information, geophysics
  • Remote sensing & geo-information in education
  • Oil exploration, oil and gas – hydrocarbons
  • Marine spatial planning, coastal zone management
  • Geoinformation for blue economy and blue growth
  • Environmental monitoring and protection, risk assessment
  • Field spectroscopy
  • Cultural heritage, archaeology, crop marks
  • Land use and land cover, land-cover changes degradation and desertification
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Urban remote sensing
  • Oceans, coastal zones and inland waters
  • Natural and man-made disasters, natural hazards
  • Forestry and forest fires, burned areas
  • Land survey, real estate, mapping of buildings/land for taxation
  • Climate changes, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution
  • Water resources management, hydrology, hydraulics
  • 3D remote sensing, RADAR, LIDAR, thermal remote sensing
  • New instruments and methods
  • Laser Scanning, 3D-Modelling
  • UAV applications, integrated UAV systems
  • Agriculture, evapotranspiration, diseases
  • Geology
  • Radar remote sensing
  • Security and defense
  • Military applications
  • Transport planning


8–12 April 2018 US-IALE 2018 Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois, USA

The meeting will bring together leaders in landscape ecology who are dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources, including educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, urban and regional planning, and landscape preservation and design. Highlights will include in-depth, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, special symposia and contributed papers, oral presentations and posters, scientific excursions, and numerous social and networking opportunities.


8–10 May 2018 The Remote Sensing & Hydrology Symposium (RSHS’18)

Cordoba, Spain

The Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium (RSHS) is organized every four years by the International Commission of Remote Sensing of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. The 4th edition, RSHS’18, is chaired by the Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research at the University of Cordoba, Spain, with support from the IFAPA in Cordoba, and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, and it will take place in May, 8–10, 2018.

RSHS’18 is a meeting point for researchers from both the hydrology and remote sensing communities, and brings together their joint experiene in Earth Observation for developing innovative and environmentally-sustanaible water resources and basin management. It is focused on the use of the new generation of remote sensors and applications to hydrology, water resources, agricultural water management and river basin management, and the challenges of blending remote sensing images and data sources with multi-scale modelling and ground-based data.

We expect around 300 participants from all over the world at this international event that aims at providing senior and early-career scientists with a forum to share their work and recent progress in a unique place. The conference venue is the Government Building of the University of Cordoba, a historical construction of “neomudéjar” style. The city of Cordoba has a rich legacy from its historical past and is the largest urban area in the world declared World Heritage by UNESCO. You are all cordially invited to visit us and enjoy Cordoba and its unique atmosphere.

We welcome all participants to this Symposium and hope that the meeting results in an excellent exchange of knowledge and cutting-edge discussion that will bring new insights between the remote sensing and hydrology scientific community.

María José Polo, Maria Patrocinio González-Dugo, Chistopher Neale.


3–7 June 2018 ISPRS Technical Commission II

Riva del Garda, ITALY

ISPRS Technical Commission II focuses, at various scales, on geometric, radiometric and multi-temporal aspects of image- and range-based 3D surveying and modeling. Specifically Commission II deals with image orientation, point cloud generation and processing, 3D feature extraction, scene understanding, sensor and data fusion, sensor characterization, machine learning for geospatial data analysis and big data techniques for massive data processing. Applications in the fields of mapping, industry, heritage, space, underwater and environment are considered.


18–23 June 2018 7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS

Sozopol, Bulgaria

7th International Conference on Cartography & GIS Seminar with EU cooperation on Early Warning and Disaster Management Sozopol, Bulgaria, 18-23 June 2018

Organized by International Cartographic Association, Bulgarian Cartographic Association and University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The event will be held during Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 2018.

Upon very successful events in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, 7th edition of the International Conference on Cartography and GIS (ICC&GIS) is organized in Bulgaria.

As a part of the conference several other events will be held during 18-23 June:

  • Special Session “Digital Earth for Smart Solutions” supported by International Society for Digital Earth will be part of the conference;
  • ICA commissions will hold their annual meetings;


28 February 2018 - Early registration
1 May 2018 - Regular registration


18–20 June 2018 The Fifth International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA 2018)

Xi’an, China

The IEEE sponsored biennial conference series, International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA), will have its fifth conference in Xi’an, China, June 18-20, 2018. The intents of the conference series are three-fold: (1) To build a platform for academic exchanges among researchers from within- and outside-China with interests in Earth observation technologies and remote sensing applications; (2) To promote researches on remote sensing and other geospatial technologies in China and Asia; and (3) To provide an opportunity for international cooperation for researchers and technicians with similar interests. The conference has been alternated among various Chines cities since 2008.
Overall theme of EORSA 2018 is Ecological Civilization and Sustainable Development: Contribution of Remote Sensing. The sub-themes of the conference include the following:

•    Global change and carbon cycling;
•    Land use and land cover;
•    Remote sensing of forests and ecosystems;
•    Global water cycle remote sensing and ocean remote sensing;
•    Urban remote sensing and sustainable development (smart city);
•    Artificial intelligence and machine learning;
•    Remote sensing of coastal areas and wetlands;
•    Remote sensing of air and water quality;
•    Technologies and methods for monitoring subsidence of earth surface; and
•    New data, sensors, algorithms and techniques for detection, interpretation, characterization, and modeling of the Earth surface features.


25–29 June 2018 Geomapplica 2k18, International Conference on Geomatics and Remote Sensing

Syros - Mykonos, Islands

Description The Geomapplica 2018 International Conference is an international event, aiming to present ongoing research activities and advances at the various applications of Geomatics. The use of Geospatial Data is the rising force to the various applications of Geomatics, covering sciences spanning from conventional Surveying to Global Mapping Systems, UAV Photography to High Resolution Satellite Imagery Processing and Spatial Data Analysis to Geospatial Programming. The series of Geomapplica Conferences are designed having as rulers the academical, practical, social and cultural aspects of the events. Topics Cartography, Geodesy, Geography, Remote Sensing, GIS, Surveying, Geomatics, Satellite, Imagery, Photogrammetry


26–28 June 2018 The 2nd International Surface Working Group (ISWG) meeting

Lisbon, Portugal

The 2nd International Surface Working Group (ISWG) meeting (http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/iswg/meetings/2018/) will be inclusive of techniques and observing over all surfaces, land, water and sea-ice; however, there is an emphasis over inland surfaces, including soil, snow and ice as key elements of the global water cycle.


29–30 June 2018 IAG Workshop on HydroGeodesy and 3rd Satellite Gravity and Hydrology Forum

Wuhan , China

Advances of space geodesy over the past decade have enabled transformative research progress in hydroclimatic change sciences with direct observations of basin, regional and global scale water storage/flux changes, glacier/ice cap/ice sheet mass balance, sea level change, permafrost/cold region hydrology, and contributing to applications, such as water resources and disaster management related to floods and droughts. Satellite gravimetry (e.g., GRACE and GOCE) has revolutionized our understanding of the Earth’s gravity field changes, and the inferred mass transport and redistribution. This research should be greatly enhanced with the upcoming launch of the GRACE-FO mission in early 2018. Other space geodetic technologies, such as GNSS and InSAR, complement satellite gravimetry by providing high spatial and temporal resolution measurement of crustal deformation, resulting from hydrological mass loading or groundwater depletion. Satellite altimetry (e.g., radar/laser/SAR altimetry) contributes to new measurements and understanding of water level/storage variations in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, river runoff, as well as crustal deformation measurements over flat terrain. In addition, efforts improving data products from ongoing radiometric remote sensing measurements (MODIS, ASTER, TRMM, GPM, SMAP, etc.), now bring new insights into various water flux/storage components (e.g., precipitation, evaporation, runoff, soil water, etc.), and provide forcing data and important constraints on hydrological modeling via data assimilation. The entry of GNSS reflectometry (GNSS-R) completes the portfolio by providing new technologies for measuring changes in ice roughness, soil moisture, and vegetation conditions, and water level changes in water bodies and wetlands with proposed satellite missions having more accurate payloads, e.g., dual-frequency GNSS-R receivers.

In summary, various space, airborne, and surface geodetic and remote sensing observations at different spatiotemporal scales collectively have advanced our understanding of global and regional water cycling and climate extremes/change. These technologies are now pushing the boundary of research into hitherto un-imagined territories, such as food security etc. The workshop solicits papers, including but not limited to, cross-disciplinary hydrologic science and applications using one or more satellite data sets, and data processing methodologies which would enhance spatiotemporal resolutions and isolates the hydrologic signals of interest.

The workshop aims to bring together international geodesists, hydrologists, and researchers in Earth sciences who work with multiple geodetic observations and remote sensing technologies in hydrological research related to global change.

Contributors to the workshop are encouraged to submit manuscript to a special issue of Remote Sensing. More information can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/GRACE


16–20 July 2018 1st International Symposium on Lifecourse Epidemiology and Spatial Science (ISLES)

The Netherlands

The 1st ISLES (International Symposium on Lifecourse Epidemiology and Spatial Science) to be held during 16-20 July 2018 in The Netherlands is open for registration! The registration fee will be waived for selected participants. More details and the registration form can be found at


24–28 July 2018 InterCarto-InterGIS24 - Interdisciplinary Conference on Geoinformation and Sustainable Development

Bonn, Germany

InterCarto-InterGIS 24 is the 2018 event in a conference series that is devoted to Geoinformation and Cartographic Support for Environmental, Economic and Social Aspects of Sustainable Development and Globalization Challenges.

Topics discussed in this conference include Databases, Open Access, Big Data, Complexity Management, Standards, Interoperability, Information for Decision-Making, Ecological and Sustainable Tourism, Urban Ecology and Planning, Remote Sensing Information, Land Cover, Risk Information Management, Analysis and Mitigation.

The Bonn 2018 conference especially focuses on Information Management for Nature Preservation, Biological Diversity, Landscape Protection, Risk and Resilience.


6–9 August 2018 The Seventh International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics

Hangzhou, China

The Agro-Geoinformatics 2018 conference will covere the recent advances in the life cycle of Agro-geoinformatics, from data collection (including field surveys and remote sensing), processing, storing, archiving, preservation, retrieving, transmitting, accessing, visualization, analyzing, synthesizing, presenting, disseminating to decision making.


6–8 August 2018 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award

Kenting, Taiwan

Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. This year, 2018, the well-known journal, Sensors, is going to hold the international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan—taking place in Asia for the first time. I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.


12–17 August 2018 The First 'Symposia of Remote Sensing Applied to Soil Science', as part of the "21st World Congress of Soil Science, 2018"

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the first Symposia of Remote Sensing (RS) as part of the World Congress of Soil Science, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12–17 August, 2018; it will be composed of key speeches, and selected oral and poster presentations. The importance of RS as a ´partner´ in soil science is not new, and dates back more than 100 years (i.e., aerial photographs). Since then, much equipment has been developed, and from a simple tool, RS has become an innovative scientific discipline. The symposia will host some important figures in the area: Prof. Eyal Ben-Dor who was behind the Near Infrared Reflectance Analysis of soils and was the first scientist and pioneer to apply Hyper Spectral Remote Sensing technology to soils; and Prof. José Alexandre Demattê who was the first full professor in RS and soil spectroscopy in Brazil. In addition to the above two scholars, we have the honor of presenting Prof. Marcos Rafael Nanni as the third leading figure organizing this session. Prof. Nanni is an expert in proximal and remote sensing of soil, and has worked in RS with drones and AISA-Fenix airborne hyperspectral sensors. Today, he is the head of one of the most powerful and well-equipped groups on proximal and remote sensing of soils in Brazil. In addition to the organizers’ short presentation, we will have two important keynote speeches, from Prof G. Zalidis: Promoting Remote Sensing Applications for Optimizing Soil and Water Management Supporting Climate Smart Agriculture in the Balkan Region; and from Prof. J. Cierniewski: Remote Sensing as a Tool to Study Soils and Their Impact on the Earth’s Climate. This is a great opportunity to improve the status of remote sensing in the soil science discipline and be part of history. Thus, we encourage all researchers and users to register and be part of this Special Issue. In addition to the publication of abstracts at the Congress, selected papers will be invited for publication, in full-paper form, in this Special Issue of Remote Sensing.

Deadline for Submissions to the Congress: 20 January 2018

Directions for submission: To make an adequate submission to the session, access the 21st World Congress of Soil Science at www.21wcss.org, Go to Registration process. In the Participant Area, go to Send Abstract, Select Division 1: Soil in Space and Time. Click on Symposia, Select C1.2 - Soil geography, Select C1.2.2 - Remote sensing applied to soil science. Fill in your application.

Topics of Interest for Submission/Objectives, Poster/Oral Presentations
Papers related to remote sensing and soils of any specific area (erosion, physics, fertility, chemistry, microbiology, mineralogy, soil classification, mapping, pollution, soil management) will be welcome. In addition, other topics, such as (a) updating remote sensing technology for soil science applications; (b) soil remote sensing data analyses by chemometric methods; (c) integration of the multi and hyperspectral sensors data for soil science; (e) use of remote sensing data in digital soil mapping, (f) precision agriculture, (g) soil attributes prediction, land use, soil monitoring and soil environment impact; (h) available platforms and data bases for soil remote sensing studies; (i) integration of remote sensing with soil science; (j) data-mining soils in remote images; (k) integration of proximal with remote sensing soil data, (l) reviewing the new technology and missions for future soil science; (m) proximal sensing papers related to remote sensors; (n) all platforms: satellites, airborne, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); (o) sensors from any part of the spectrum (i.e., gamma, x-ray, ultraviolet, optical, middle infrared, radar, others) are welcome.


23–24 August 2018 Immerse yourself in Virtual Geoscience at VGC 2018 — There is still time to submit abstracts

Kingston, Canada

The 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference will be held in the beautiful Limestone City, Kingston, Canada, August 22-24, 2018. This is the premier conference for researchers, government, and industry members conducting innovative research in close range remote sensing and computer visualization applied to the geosciences. This year’s meeting focus is on the theme of immersive geoscience and novel developments in virtual and augmented reality. The broad focus of the conference series allows geoscientists from a variety of subdisciplines to share experience with the latest tools, software, and, technological innovations. 

Abstract submission for the conference has been extended to March 30, 2018. Submission must be made using the conference submission page. The organizing committee is looking forward to reading your latest virtual-geoscience-themed abstracts.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to have four keynote speakers confirmed for VGC 2018:

1) Dr Nick Hedley, Director of the Spatial Interface Research Lab - a geovisual interface think tank - and a professor of geovisualization and spatial interface research in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

2) Dr Joseph Wartman, Director of Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility at the University of Washington, USA.

3) Dr Regula Frauenfelder, Physical Geographer at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.

4) Dr Helen Reeves, Science Director for Engineering Geology & Infrastructure at the British Geological Survey.

Short Course and Field Trip

We will be offering a short course on remote sensing applications to geohazards research and a local field trip exploring the local geology of the Kingston area on 22 August, 2018. More details can be found on the VGC short course page. Participants can also register on the conference registration page.

Sponsorship and Tradeshow Booths

We would like to thank BGC Engineering, Esri, the Geological Remote Sensing Group, and the VOG group for supporting VGC 2018. We would also like to thank GIM international and Remote Sensing journal for partnering with VGC.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities and trade show booth options still available. Please contact the organizing committee for more information: vgc2018@virtualoutcrop.com.

Learn more about the conference by visiting our website or follow us on twitter (@VirtualGeo_2018).


10–13 September 2018 5th International Workshop on Compressed Sensing applied to Radar, Multimodal Sensing and Imaging

University of Siegen, Germany, Center for Sensorsystems (ZESS)

The idea of the CoSeRa workshops is to join world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of Compressive Sensing (CS) with a wide scope of applications to Radar, optical and nonoptical 2D/3D imaging, material analysis surface and subsurface inspection by ultrasonic, microwave, TeraHertz as well as X-ray techniques. CoSeRa covers the complete sensoric chain from novel type of sensors, hardware concepts over sensor signal processing to high level information extraction/mining concepts adopting the paradigms of CS at every stage.
Originally intended as a new sensing paradigm to overcome the limitations of Shannon/Nyquist’s sampling theorem under certain (and well defined conditions), compressed sensing has meanwhile turned into a novel way of thinking or looking at the complete world of sensorics and sensor information extraction. The idea of “sparse or parsimonious modelling (putting Occam’s razor into the centre of interpreting physical phenomena) in itself is much older than the compressed sensing theory, but it is without doubt the merit of mathematical CS, to have introduced the background to give sufficient conditions under which sparse modelling concepts can turn nominally underdetermined systems of equations into well behaved, even over determined systems of equations and furthermore to prove optimality for such cases. In parallel the power of using sparsity as (not necessarily the only) one important regularization constraint in inversion algorithms developed, opening up the door to the world of optimization theory.
In a certain way the concepts and paradigms of Compressive Sensing may be considered as the answer to the curse of exploding data dimensions, which is modernistically and popularistically coined, but not solved by the term “big data”. Compressive Sensing substitutes the term “big” by “smart”.
Yet as the name indicates it will be always the sensoric problems arising from the applications which determine the background and allow to formulate the application dependent constraints, still obeying Occams’s razor, however. It is exactly this engineering embedding which turns abstract mathematical models with the least possible number of prior assumptions into valid engineering models with the maximum possible number of additional but “non informative priors” in order to extract the highest possible information amount out of noisy data.
Upon this background, we believe that the combination of invited key-speeches and contributed talks will allow the formation of a most interesting technical program and setup the stage for an extremely productive interaction and exchange between mathematicians, engineers and application domain people.
As any interaction and cooperation of experts can only grow within the scope of a holistic workshop concept respecting all levels of communication, we are additionally taking highest efforts to not only setup up a scientifically and technically outstanding programme, but also to make its participants feel be taken extremely good care of, with a thrilling social and also accompanying persons programme. Siegen and its surroundings offer an abundance of opportunities, beautiful landscape (Siegen is the greenest city of Northrhine Westfalia), forests lakes, wildlife Wisent resorts and last but not least, one world known brewery (“Krombacher”) where a visiting excursion will be part of the social programme.
With intensive and careful planning underway we anticipate a technically outstanding and most pleasant workshop.

We look forward to seeing you in Siegen in September 2018.
Otmar Loffeld, Gitta Kutyniok, and Joachim Ender
(Co-chairs of CoSeRa 2018)


12–14 September 2018 International Aerial Archaeology Conference AARG 2018, Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG)

Venice, Italy

The Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG) Annual Meeting provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information for all those actively involved in archaeological aerial photography and remote sensing at large, photo interpretation, field archaeology and landscape history. This also includes the use of remote sensing in defining preservation policies for archaeological sites and landscapes. The AARG 2018 meeting will take place in Venice (Italy) from September 12th to 14th 2018 and will focus on the following topics: Aerial archaeology in Italy; Coastal, shallow and lagoon water environments; Drones: to drone or not to drone; Remote sensing and Land management: field and agricultural systems; Monitoring changes (looting, endangered historical heritage, environmental changes); Aerial archaeology in collaboration - using methodological approaches from other branches of science.


22–23 September 2018 The 2018 International Workshop on Big Geospatial Data and Data Science (BGDDS 2018)

Wuhan, China

The 2018 International Workshop on Big Geospatial Data and Data Science (BGDDS 2018) will be held in Wuhan, China on September 22–23. This conference is co-organized by Wuhan University, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Earth Science Informatics Technical Committee (ESI TC) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) China Forum, and hosted by School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University.

Over the past decade, the Earth observing data managed and processed by information systems have increased from the terabyte level to the petabyte and exabyte levels. The rapid development of sensor and cyberinfrastructure technologies makes Earth observing (EO) data, which are generated by global and local sensor systems/networks measuring the state of Earth, an important part of Big Data. The data are not only bigger than before, but also have increased complexity due to their very special characteristics of volume, variety, velocity, value, veracity, and variability. The big EO data means that capabilities of traditional data systems and computational methods are inadequate to deal with these characteristics. Today, in addition to analysis of EO data only, Earth scientists are also using social and economic data to complement EO data to gain a better understanding of the social-economic-environmental systems. Infrastructure-based researches are being leveraged to enable fast analysis of the data.

The trends on big EO data lead to some questions that the Earth science community needs to address. Are we experiencing a paradigm shift in Earth science research now? How can we better utilize the explosion of technology maturation to create new forms of Earth observing data processing? Can we summarize the existing methodologies and technologies scaling to big EO data as a new field named “Earth Data Science”? Big data technologies are being widely practiced in Earth sciences and remote sensing communities to support EO data access, processing, and knowledge discovery. The data-intensive scientific discovery, named as the fourth paradigm, leads to the data science in the big data era. According to the definition by U.S. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), the data science paradigm is the “extraction of actionable knowledge directly from data through a process of discovery, hypothesis, and hypothesis testing”. The Earth Data Science is the art and science of applying data science paradigm to Earth observing data.

This workshop intends to identify significant trends and technological approaches in computing/storage/modelling infrastructures, data lifecycle management, and big data analytics, along with the development of relevant standards that enable Earth Data Science. The technical content will cover not only a variety of data models, computing methods, data storage solutions, and integrated modelling strategies, but also the increasing number of Earth data analytic methodologies borrowed from transfer learning, Mathematics, artificial neural networks and deep learning. The emphasis will be how those technologies change the way geospatial activities including geospatial data management, data processing, data analytics, and applications are being conducted.

The topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Geospatial big data management –curation, discovery and access,
  • Big data analytics—methods, tools, and best practices,
  • Web and Cloud-based processing of geospatial big data—standards, interoperability, geospatial workflows, and provenance,
  • Hyper-dimensional geospatial data visualization—methods, tools, and applications,
  • Social aspects of geospatial big data—collaboration, crowdsourcing, and volunteer geographic information;
  • Directions and trends of geospatial big data science—cognitive computing and beyond;
  • Geospatial big data applications—agriculture, natural resources, disasters, and environment.

For further information regarding BGDDS 2018, please contact: bigdataconf2018@163.com,

Event website:


24–25 September 2018 SpectroExpo

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This event aims at gathering everyone involved in Spectroscopy or Imaging Spectroscopy, from sensor designers to endusers, covering all aspects from science and technology to applications.


25–28 September 2018 New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018

Stellenbosch, South Africa

With support from IUFRO Division 4 (Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management), particularly 4.01.00, 4.03.00 & 4.04.02 and Division 5, particularly Working Group 5.01.04 (Wood Quality Modelling), the Department of Forest and Wood Science at the University of Stellenbosch is proud to host an international conference on future-focussed forest modelling: New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018.
This meeting will be an international conference to

  • benchmark the state-of-the-art,
  • identify emerging frontiers and
  • explore new innovations and technologies

in models predicting future forest growth, yield and wood properties.

An important objective of the meeting is to explore and discuss how new frontiers in forest modelling research can be implemented to empower decision makers and deliver impact, particularly in the context of changing international climate and market conditions.

The scientific committee identified the following key themes for the conference:

  • Understanding and evaluating uncertainties in models predicting future growth, yield and wood properties
  • The nexus between models of tree growth, wood formation and product properties
  • Model application, integration and accessibility for forest management, planning and product development
  • The cutting edge in process-based and statistical approaches: how we will model future forest attributes in the 3rd millennium
  • Leveraging big data and high technology in forest models


1–5 October 2018 Geo Delft 2018 Conferences

Delft, The Netherlands

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Joint Geo Delft Conferences 2018, the Netherlands.

The joint Geo Delft 2018 Conferences will bring together communities from 4 related international organizations: ISPRS, FIG, UDMS and 3D GeoInfo.

This will attract researchers from academia, industry and government active in all geo-information fields: data collection, advanced modelling, data management, data analysis, dissemination, visualisation for a wide range of application domains. Specific attention will be paid to the 3D aspects, smart cities and cadastres.


2–5 October 2018 EMSEA Conference 2018

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join fellow marine educators at EMSEA’s 6th annual conference, hosted by Newcastle University. The conference provides delegates the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired by sharing innovative ocean literacy work with others. The conference is a good mixture of talks, interactive workshops, and field trips, social and networking events.


8–12 October 2018 TERENO International Conference-2018

Berlin, Germany

From 8th to 12th of October 2018, the 2nd international TERENO conference will take place in Berlin, organized by the UFZ and TERENO.
The event is intended to provide a platform for young scientists and international experts and highlights the main facets of TERENO research. The conference will offer a mix of oral and poster presentations and keynote lectures reflecting on current topics in Earth System Science. In addition, the conference is a place to meet and discuss with TERENO scientists and colleagues from around the world and offers excellent opportunity for formal and informal networking.
Among the most recent TERENO-supported national and international networking activities, which will be presented in Berlin in detail, are eLTER – the emerging European Integrated eLTER Europe Research Infrastructure, and the new German joint research facility MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth System.

Scientists from all disciplines of Earth and Environmental Sciences are cordially invited to attend the conference.


8–10 October 2018 2018 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for the Sea

Bari, Italy

The Sea is the medium that has allowed people to travel from one continent to another using vessels from ancient times and still maintains a prominent role in transportation today, despite the widespread use of aircrafts. It has also been acting as a great reservoir and source of foods for all living beings. However, for many generations, the seabed has served as a landfill for depositing conventional and nuclear wastes; in addition, the Sea exploitation for minerals and other resources different from foods has been intense.

MetroSea aims to gather people who work in developing instrumentation and measurement methods for the sea. Attention is paid, but not limited to, new technologies for sea environment monitoring, metrology-assisted production in the sea industry, ship component measurements, sensors and associated signal conditioning for the sea, and calibration methods for electronic tests and measurements for marine applications.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Workshop, and the proceedings will be submitted for indexing in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.


22–24 October 2018 2018 IEEE International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Cassino, Italy

The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements.
Metrology, the science of measurements, includes all aspects both theoretical and practical with reference to measurements, whatever their uncertainty, and in whatever fields of science or technology they occur. Consequently the field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage too is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc…
Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.


4–7 November 2018 The PORSEC2018

Jeju Island, the Republic of Korea

The PORSEC2018 will review and discuss the state of the art in ocean remote sensing and showcase the research work carried out using remote sensing techniques from various satellite missions and the applications of ocean remote sensing for societal benefits with an emphasis on the Pacific and Indian Ocean basins.


5–7 July 2010 Symposium: 100 Years ISPRS - Advancing Remote Sensing Science

Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

The symposium will take place at the Vienna University of Technology at which premises the International Society for Photogrammetry (ISP) was founded by Eduard Dolezal on July 4, 1910. The Society changed its name to the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) in 1980, reflecting the increasing integration of the two disciplines. In our modern digital age, photogrammetry and remote sensing have virtually grown together, having as their common scope the extraction of reliable information from noncontact imaging and other sensor systems about the Earth and its environment, and other physical objects and processes through recording, measuring, analyzing and representation.


4–6 October 2010 International symposium on Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

Kathmandu, Nepal

The international symposium on ‘Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 4-6 October 2010. The main objective of the international symposium is to foster regional and international cooperation to promote the use and access to earth observation for improved scientific knowledge and understanding for adaptation to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.

Besides inaugural and valedictory sessions by prominent speakers, there will be six session themes from scientists, researchers, development practitioners, policy makers and donors from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and beyond. The themes are:

  • Remote sensing of cryosphere
  • Spatial decision support systems for ecosystem management
  • Space-based information for disaster management
  • Land cover change and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)
  • Transboundary air pollution monitoring
  • Spatial data infrastructure for climate change adaptation

The symposium will also bring together regional and international space agencies, and earth observation related partners from industry to exhibit relevant data and products in parallel with the technical sessions. A special event will be organised for young people and students for raising awareness of Earth observation and climate change. The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for mutual sharing as well as regional and international networking.


10–15 April 2011 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

Sydney, Australia

The first International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment was first convened in 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was hosted by the Willow Run Laboratories of the University of Michigan. The Symposium brought together scientists from around the world to exchange technical information on an emerging technology called remote sensing, a technology which provided the capability of viewing the Earth from high-altitude aircraft and, ultimately, spacecraft. Since that meeting in 1962, twenty-four additional symposia were convened at various venues around the world by Willow Run Laboratories and its successor organization, the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM).

In 1994, ERIM, in consultation with an international advisory committee, elected to foster the establishment of an independent non-profit corporation for the specific purpose of convening the symposia every two years. That organization was incorporated in the state of Maryland in March of 1995 as the International Center on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ICRSE).

The Symposia series continues to be guided by an international committee comprised of experts in the field of remote sensing who represent most of the world’s national space agencies.

E-mail: isrse@email.arizona.edu
Phone: (520) 621-8567
Fax: (520) 621-7834


11–13 April 2011 JURSE 2011 - Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (URBAN 2011 + URS 2011)

Technische Universitaet München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany

6th IEEE GRSS / ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote Sensing and Data Fusion over Urban Areas

8th International Symposium of Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

Phone: +49 89 289 22671
Fax: +49 89 2809573
E-Mail: pf@bv.tum.de


13–15 April 2011 3rd Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC2011)

Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany

Abstract submission deadline:
15. June 2010

Notification of acceptance:
15. September 2010

Full Paper submission deadline:
15. November 2010

Phone: +49 89 289 22826
Fax: +49 89 2809573
E-Mail: lfk@bv.tum.de


26–29 May 2011 International Symposium on LIDAR and Radar Mapping: Technologies and Applications

Nanjing, China

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am pleased to invite you to Nanjing, China for the joint ICA/ISPRS/FIG International Symposium on LIDAR and Radar Mapping: Technologies and Applications (LIDAR & RADAR 2011)! The LIDAR & RADAR 2011 symposium in Nanjing is the first time of this type of event on this active remote sensing subject in Asia. It is designed to promote the development and applications of LIDAR and radar mapping technologies in Asia, to meet the scientific, technical, and business needs of the remote sensing and photogrammetry, surveying and mapping, as well as geosciences, forestry, renewable energy, environment, transportation, and disaster management communities.
I am especially excited to host LIDAR & RADAR 2011 in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, which is one of the four great ancient capitals in China. Located in the Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Nanjing has always been one of China's most important cities. Apart from having been the capital of China for six dynasties and of the Republic of China, Nanjing has also served as a national hub of education, research, transportation and tourism throughout history. With an urban population of over five million, it is also the second largest commercial center in the East China region, after Shanghai. May in Nanjing is a season of sunshine and gay with flowers and songs. I believe the city will leave a deep impression on you.
The LIDAR & RADAR 2011 symposium promises to bring together scientists, researchers, students and practitioners worldwide from leading academic institutions and governmental and industrial laboratories, to enjoy four days of technical sessions, workshops, exhibition and social activities. I trust you will find opportunities to explore cooperative relations with Chinese institutions and professionals in Nanjing and from other cities of China.

I look forward to meeting you in Nanjing in the Spring of 2011!
Cheng Wang
General Chair
President of Hohai University


28 June–7 July 2011 XXV General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics - Earth on the Edge: Science for Sustainable Planet? (IUGG 2011)

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Dear Scientific Colleagues,

The Organising Committee for the 2011 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand scientific communities, invites researchers world-wide to Melbourne, Australia in 2011, to participate in an exciting, multi-disciplinary conference on cutting edge science, presented by the eight scientific associations of the IUGG. The conference will be marked by a scientific program of outstanding plenary speakers, a comprehensive program of state of the art symposia organised by each IUGG association, a compelling keynote speakers program, and the highlight of IUGG conferences, an inter-disciplinary, inter-association program of symposia addressing major scientific issues of global and regional significance and concern. The new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, to be completed in late 2009, will be the most modern convention centre in the world. The city of Melbourne is one of the most live-able cities in the world that hosts a diverse and dynamic scientific research community. Australia and New Zealand are fantastic destinations for holidays and tourism, offering exotic touring opportunities. The indigenous Aboriginal culture of Australia and the Maori culture of New Zealand are unique in the world. We look forward to sharing with you the rich scientific program we are planning for the 2011 IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne as well as the unique and exotic recreational opportunities Australia and New Zealand offer to IUGG 2011 participants and their families.

Professor Ray Cas
Joint Australia and New Zealand Organising Committee,
IUGG 2011 Melbourne


29–31 August 2011 ISPRS Workshop: Laser Scanning 2011

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The applications of point cloud data captured from laser scanning instruments are increasing in number and diversity every year. Airborne laser scanning is an important technology for the production of digital elevation models and 3D city models and in forestry and hydrology. Static terrestrial laser scanning has been adopted for many engineering purposes such as as-built documentation deformation monitoring, the recording of cultural heritage sites and the measurement of the human body. In addition, the past few years have seen a considerable increase in the number of vehicle-borne mobile laser scanning systems available on the market in response to the ready uptake of this technology for rapid corridor mapping.

Laser Scanning 2011 is the 7th in a series of ISPRS workshops on laser scanning that began in 1999. It will bring together scientists, system developers and practitioners from different disciplines who are focused on the modelling and application of point cloud data acquired from laser scanners and other active imaging systems such as range cameras.


3–7 October 2011 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

Taipei, Taiwan

Dear International Colleagues,

On behalf of the Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS), I would like to welcome you all to the 32nd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) to be held in Taipei from October 3 to 7, 2011. The conference will be held at the Taipei International Convention Center(TICC) located at the center of Taipei.

On this occasion, I would like to remind you about the latest progress of ACRS and AARS. So far, 27 countries and regions from Asia and 11 countries and organizations from outside Asia are members of AARS. The world interest to ACRS and AARS is increasing. On the occasion of ISPRS 100 years anniversary organized in Vienna in July 2010, four regional remote sensing organizations namely SELPER(Sociedad de Especialistas Latinoamericanos en Percepcion Remota) from Latin America, AARSE(African Association of Re-mote Sensing of the Environment) from Africa, EARSeL(European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) from Europe and we AARS from Asia signed a MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) for the future cooperation. This may reinforce and expand the international activities of AARS. Promotion of students and young scientists is one of the most important objectives of ACRS. At the 31st ACRS organized in November 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam, we set up two new awards. One is the Shunji Murai Award sponsored by Japan, and the other is the Innovation Award sponsored by China. The Shunji Murai Award will be given to the author younger than 40 years who has submitted the best paper to the ACRS. The Innovation Award will be given to authors of the papers who have submitted the most innovative papers to the ACRS. We would like to encourage active young scientists and students to submit their papers to the 32nd ACRS. At the 31st ACRS, the ISPRS Student summer school was organized just after the conference. More than 40 students and young scientists from Asia attended the one week summer school. This was the cooperative work of ISPRS and ACRS. We are planning to organize the summer school again after the 32nd ACRS. We welcome your active participation.

As Prof. Murai always says, the ACRS is keeping the following philosophy.

  1. Friendship First and Money After!
  2. For Asian, by Asian and with Asian!
  3. Asian style with Asian culture!

Let us all get gather at the 32nd ACRS in Taipei to present papers, discuss technical issues, exchange ideas, and sing & dance together with friends in Asia!


16–20 October 2011 SilviLaser 2011

Hobart, Australia

SilviLaser 2011 will take place at the University of Tasmania, in Hobart, Australia, on 16-19 October 2011. SilviLaser 2011 is the eleventh international LiDAR forest applications conference and follows successful events in Canada, Australia, Sweden, USA, Finland, Germany, Japan, Austria, UK.

SilviLaser 2011 will bring together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of LiDAR for forest assessment and inventory and strengthen and develop new linkages between researchers, data providers and product end-users.

The theme of the conference is Applications for Assessing Forest Ecosystems.


SilviLaser 2011 invites presentations on a range of forest laser technology and application sub-themes:

  1. Deploying LiDAR applications in organisations and businesses
  2. LiDAR assisted wood resource assessment and value recovery
  3. Biodiversity, forest health and environmental applications
  4. Water resources and hydrology
  5. Fire management
  6. Large area mapping and assessment
  7. Emerging technologies
  8. New methods and algorithms


23–26 April 2012 EUSAR 2012 – 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar

Nuremberg, Germany

EUSAR, the European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, is the world's leading international conference dedicated to SAR techniques, technology, and applications.

This biennial event provides an excellent forum for exchanging information and discussion on a wide variety of SAR topics, representing the latest SAR developments. More than 300 papers were presented at EUSAR 2010, including several invited papers and special sessions.
In addition to oral sessions there will be an interactive poster session. Awards for Best Paper, Best Poster and Best Student Papers will be presented on the last day of the conference.

EUSAR 2012 will offer several full-day tutorial courses on the first day, including topical areas such as polarimetry, interferometry, Pol-InSAR and bi-/multistatic SAR. They comprise principles and basic theory, as well as an overview of applications and sensor systems.


7–9 May 2012 GEOBIA 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

GEOBIA 2012 will be the fourth international conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. Following the successful meetings held in Salzburg, Austria (2006); Calgary, Canada (2008); and Ghent, Belgium (2010), the biannual international conference on GEOBIA will reach South America, demonstrating the world-wide interest in the development of a set of concepts, methods and applications related to this emerging field.

GEOBIA 2012 will be a forum of excellence where a selected group of researchers, students and users will present their findings and latest results. Invited keynote speakers will further highlight GEOBIA’s key theoretical and methodological issues, trends and challenges.


27–30 August 2012 CALCON Technical Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing

Logan, UT, USA

Calibration is becoming increasingly more challenging as measurement requirements for many of today's remote sensing applications become more stringent. The Annual Conference on Characterization and Radiometric Calibration for Remote Sensing provides a forum for scientists, engineers, and managers to present, discuss, and learn. Experts in the calibration community offer relevant knowledge and suggestions about calibration, characterization, and radiometric issues within the microwave, IR, visible, and UV spectrums. Individuals developing measurement requirements for today and future sensor systems are encouraged to participate and help close the gap between expectations and real world experiences. The continuity and advancement of our calibration community depends on your participation.


11–14 September 2012 ForestSAT 2012

Corvallis, OR, USA

ForestSAT 2012 is the 5th in a series of international conferences promoting scientifically based understanding of how spatial analysis technologies can help describe and monitor forested systems. Recognized is an inherent need to integrate data from an array of remote sensing systems, and other spatial information, using a variety of approaches. Numerous uses of spatial data are relevant, from addressing the needs of local forest managers, to informing forest ecosystem models, to establishing monitoring systems in support of international agreements. Delegates typically represent research organizations, universities, agencies, and the private sector.


16 September–19 February 2012 SilviLaser 2012

Vancoucer, Canada

16–19 September 2012 SilviLaser 2012

Vancouver, Canada

SilviLaser 2012: First Return will take place at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada on 16-19 September 2012. SilviLaser 2012 is the twelfth international conference focusing on applications of laser systems for forestry and forest landscapes. Previous conferences have taken place in Canada, Australia, Sweden, Germany, USA, UK, Japan, and Finland.

SilviLaser 2012: First return marks the 10th year of the conference, the first of which was held in Victoria, British Columbia. The return to Canada is aimed at  bringing together research scientists and practitioners from around the world to share their experience in the development and application of LiDAR for forest and vegetated environments.


24–27 September 2012 SPIE Remote Sensing 2012

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

28 October–2 November 2012 European Microwave Week

Amsterdam, The Netherland

The event focuses on the needs of engineers and researchers and offers an opportunity for both communities to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field of application of microwaves. Microwave devices, systems for telecommunications (both terrestrial and space-borne), transportation, medical, radar and new areas of application will be included in the programme. Particular emphasis will be placed on space-related technologies and applications.


29 October–3 November 2012 4th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2012)

Lemesos, Cyprus


This conference will be held during the period of the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the European Union and just before the final negotiations at the European Union on the European Regional Funds and the next Framework Programme, Horizon 2020, which will be the biggest in the world in terms of financial support on research, innovation, technological development and demonstration activities.


16–18 December 2012 International Conference on Computer Vision in Remote Sensing (CVRS2012)

Xiamen, China


The Conference is cosponsored by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the International Cartographic Association (ICA), and International Federation of Surveyors (FIG).

CVRS2012 aims at bringing together international researchers and facilitating the dialogue on emerging topics in the fields of Computer Vision, Image Processing, Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. The conference offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of image segmentation and classification, object detection and extraction, 3D surface modeling and reconstruction, and 3D scene representation and visualization. We sincerely welcome you to take part of this activity in sharing with us your expertise and passion about computer vision algorithms and remote sensing applications.


24–28 March 2013 ASPRS 2013 Annual Conference

Baltimore, MD, USA

Join the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) for the 2013 Annual Conference as we return to Baltimore, Maryland, March 24 - 28, 2013. The conference theme: Confluence by the Bay - A Gathering of Geospatial Insights, refers to the "coming together" of researchers and practitioners for the purpose of open dialogue with respect to the most recent advances in geospatial analysis. The term "confluence" also has meaning in the assessment of the three earth's spheres (hydrologic, terrestrial, and atmospheric) via remote sensing; very apropos for our confernece location on the eastern seaboard of the United States.


8–10 April 2013 First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

Paphos, Cyprus

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ‘First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment’ invites you to join us in Paphos-Cyprus April 8-10, 2013 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information.

The Keynote Speakers and thought-provoking technical program will encourage the exchange of ideas and provide the foundation for future collaboration and innovation. The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications.


22–26 April 2013 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE35)

Beijing, China

In this symposium, we hope to focus on the theories and applications that make Earth observation a crucial element in the study of phenomena related to global environmental change. Remote sensing technologies have long been indispensable tools in the numerous fields of environmental science, and their role is no less significant today in the still-nascent, interdisciplinary practice of Earth System Science. With the increased accessibility of interactive maps and virtual globes, along with the proliferation of spatially-aware devices and sensors, Earth observation is experiencing a kind of rebirth with unprecedented potential for innovation and discovery. It is an exciting time to be involved in the field, and the 35th ISRSE—held in a nation with huge investments in both Earth observation technology and environmental science—presents a valuable opportunity to shape the future of remote sensing.


15–17 May 2013 International Symposium on Remote Sensing 2013

Natashino, Chiba, Japan

For the first time in ISRS history, the ISRS 2013 will be held outside of Korea. According to the tri-lateral agreement among the KSRS, CSPRS, and RSSJ to co-organize ISRS, the ISRS 2013 will be held in Tokyo. The ISRS 2013 will be the 20th anniversary of ISRS and will be mainly handled by the Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ). We are strongly encourage all the members of KSRS, CSPRS, and RSSJ to prepare for participating the ISRS 2013 and hope it will be beginning of new era for future ISRS.


16–18 July 2013 International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Symposium

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

This IGNSS symposium includes open forums where users can discuss the implementation and application of GNSS and other location technologies, and voice their concerns in an interactive format with representatives from all the satellite system providers, major manufacturers and applications developers.


21–26 July 2013 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Melbourne, Australia

On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2013 Local Organising Committee, we are delighted to invite you to Melbourne, Australia for IGARSS 2013. We are looking forward to welcoming leading scientists, engineers and educators from the diverse disciplines that make up the Geoscience and Remote Sensing community. We also hope to attract new delegates from the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions.


23–27 September 2013 The Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar

Tsukuba, Japan

APSAR (The Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar) is an international conference devoted to SAR and radar technology development and applications. With the dramatic increase of the number of operational SAR systems in recent years, there is now a strong demand for more gatherings where the regional SAR and radar communities can share their technical expertise. APSAR provides an opportunity for presenting the latest research and development by experts of SAR and related fields and is a forum for discussion with colleagues from many countries, from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. APSAR covers a wide variety of SAR and radar related topics including SAR applications, analysis techniques, signal processing, SAR system design and concepts, and more.


15–17 October 2013 9th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop on 'Quantifying the environmental impact of forest fires'

Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire, UK

We invite you to submit abstracts to the workshop on the following topics:

1. Characterising the impact of fire severity and fire frequency across vegetation types
2. Validation methods for burned area mapping
3. Monitoring and modelling vegetation recovery after fire disturbance
4. Scaling from regional to global burned area maps
5. Mapping forest fires for REDD+ MRV
6. Using active fire mapping and fire radiative energy to inform on fire severity and impact


6–7 February 2014 Vertical Geology Conference 2014

University of Lausanne, Switzerland

The conference will focus on remote sensing of ground surface and digital processing to support 3D geological modeling and interpretation in various fields of the geosciences (non-exhaustive list):

- Digital geological mapping
- Structural geology
- Natural hazards
- Reservoir analogues
- Tunneling and mining
- Numerical modeling
- Innovations


2–4 April 2014 International Conference - Forest Change 2014

Freising, Germany

Forests still cover 31% (~4 billion hectares) of our planet’s land cover. Hence, major challenges are connected with the management and preservation of forest ecosystems. Mitigation and adaptation strategies towards climate change, food and energy security for a growing population, as well as conservation of ecosystem services, they all potentially change forest area and structure.

As an example, forest cover changes already contribute 12-15% of the world’s annual carbon emissions associated with the loss of biodiversity and many environmental services. Still major problems exist in providing accurate estimates of forest cover and quality change. However, this would form an important precondition to implement incentives for developing countries to stop deforestation. Moreover, efforts to mitigate or even stop losing natural forests must be well harmonized with the agricultural sector, because the world is also facing a by 50 to 70% increased food demand in 2050. For the FChange-Conference paper and poster contributions to the provided keynotes are welcome:

  • Terrestrial Survey Methods
  • Remote Sensing Survey Methods
  • Ecosystem and Environmental Services
  • Biophysical + Natural Drivers of Forest Change
  • Anthropogenic Drivers of Forest Change
  • Management Systems & Concept
  • Management Paradigms


21–23 May 2014 Fifth International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis

Thessaloniki, Greece

GEOBIA 2014 will be the fifth international conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. After the successful meetings held in Salzburg, Austria (2006); Calgary, Canada (2008); and Ghent, Belgium (2010), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012), the forthcoming biannual international conference on GEOBIA will be hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece, presenting the latest development of a set of concepts, methods and applications related to the emerging field of Geographic  Object-Based Image Analysis.

The International Conference GEOBIA 2014 is organized by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment/Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing and School of Rural and Surveying Engineering/Laboratory of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).

We look forward to seeing all of you in GEOBIA 2014!


28–30 June 2015 2015 ICEO&SI (International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts) and ICLEI Resilience Forum

Kaohsiung, Taiwan (National Kaohsiung Marine University)

You are cordially invited to participate in 2015 ICEO&SI (International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts) and ICLEI Resilience Forum, 28–30 June 2015, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan. Keynote speakers include Nobel Laureate Yuan-Tseh Lee, Prof. & Minister Shin-Cheng Yeh, Dr. Yuriy Kuleshov, etc.

The conference will cover 10 main themes on Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture/Forestry/Fishery, Biodiversity and Industry & Policy with the ultimate goal of achieving environmental sustainability by using earth observations and advanced technology. We believe with the integration of the contribution from all countries and the global observatory resources the improvement on human health and the enhancement of disaster prevention will all enhance sustainable development of the Earth.

The conference cooperates with SCI journals and launches Special Issues including Advances in Meteorology (Impact Factor = 1.348), Remote Sensing (Impact Factor = 2.623) and Atmospheric Research (Impact Factor: 2.421).


13–15 July 2015 4th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S)

Basel, Switzerland

13th-15th July 2015
Pharmacenter, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sensors under the patronage of the University of Basel.

The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S) will be held from 13th to 15th July 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. It will comprise 5 five plenary sessions and one afternoon with three parallel sessions to cover the most exciting aspects and the latest developments of sensor science (see below for a list of topics). A conference dinner will take place on the second evening of the conference.

If you are interested in participating in this symposium, in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please get in touch with the conference secretariat. More details on the program will be available by the end of November 2014.

The Symposium will be accompanied by the publication of the I3S 2015 Selected Papers Topical Collection. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time after the Symposium. Authors who attended the conference will enjoy a 20% discount on APCs of manuscripts published in this collection.

More details are available from the conference website.


7–9 September 2015 The 5th World Sustainability Forum

Centre for Teaching and Research of the University Hospital of Basel

2015 is an important year for all of us. We are taking stock of the accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are immensely positive. In most countries around the globe, extreme poverty and hunger have been reduced, and infant, child, and maternal mortality have decreased. Girls have better access to primary schooling, progress has been made in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has improved, and more information and knowledge is available to more people via the internet than ever before. However, not all goals have been achieved and some regions have benefitted less, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

The period marked by the MDGs will end in December 2015. As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in the second half of September 2015. The new set of goals, despite their similarity in some aspects, go beyond the MDGs in that (a) the formulation and focus of the goals are more encompassing, explicitly requiring active participation from wealthy and poor nations alike, and that (b) the overall focus is shifting away from ameliorating the situation of poor and underdeveloped regions and societies toward improving the sustainability of global economic and social development while concurrently protecting the environment.

First Call - The 5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF5)- Transitioning toward Sustainability


21–23 October 2015 1st International Symposium: What can Remote Sensing do for the Conservation of Wetlands?


This Symposium aims to become an interdisciplinary meeting for wetland managers and scientists interested in remote sensing as well as remote sensing experts doing research in wetlands.
Wetlands are fragile and dynamic ecosystems sensitive to changes in climate and land-use, and rich in biodiversity. For centuries they were considered to have little or no value, and most have been drained or transformed. In 1971 the first international convention for the protection of Wetlands, the Ramsar Convention, was signed to promote their conservation and sustainable use. Now it is recognized that wetlands provide fundamental ecosystem services, such as water regulation, filtering and purification, as well as scientific, cultural, and recreational values. Wetlands constitute an extensive array of ecosystems ranging from lakes and rivers to marshes and tidal flats. An increasing number of wetlands have some kind of legal protection, and many wetlands are monitored and actively managed.
This conference will constitute an international interdisciplinary forum for wetland scientist, conservationists, managers and remote sensing experts to discuss scientific findings in relation to wetland conservation with the help of Earth Observation tools. Pretends to facilitate contact and exchange of ideas between wetland ecologists interested in RS techniques and RS experts, in a interdisciplinary manner.


12–13 November 2015 Advances in Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage: From Site Detection, to Documentation and Risk Monitoring

Frascati (Rome), Italy

Remote-sensing is emerging as a key tool for both archaeology and the development and management of cultural heritage. For countries with fledgling sites and monuments records, it provides the only cost-effective means for locating and defining archaeological sites and landscapes. Remote-sensing, particularly its usefulness in providing regular and repeated imagery of less accessible areas, is also of unparalleled importance for monitoring the effects of climate change, urban and rural development, looting and conflict. Further to this, the data produced is providing an exciting opportunity to examine past human-environment dynamics.

The V EARSel (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories) workshop is organised by ESA and CNR (Department of Earth and Environment) and builds on previous workshops in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013. It will bring together experts in remote-sensing, archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists to address the key strategic issues of knowledge improvement and the sustainable management of cultural resources.


4–6 July 2016 The Fourth International Workshop on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Applications (EORSA 2016)

Guangzhou, China

Overall Theme: Societal and Economic Benefits of Earth Observation Technologies
Global change, carbon cycling, and energy systems;
Remote sensing of urban areas, urbanization, and sustainability;
Remote sensing of coastal areas and oceans;
Remote sensing of wetlands and water resources;
Croplands, rangelands, agricultural systems, and soil studies;
Remote sensing of forests and ecosystems;
Remote sensing of atmosphere and air quality;
Human environmental and infectious diseases;
Land use, land cover, and regional environmental changes;
New data and sensors, algorithms and techniques for detection, interpretation, characterization, and modeling of the Earth surface features.


14–16 September 2016 6th GEOBIA – Solutions & Synergies

Enschede, The Netherlands

GEOBIA is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. After the first meeting in Salzburg, Austria, in 2006, there have been inspiring biennial conferences in Calgary, Ghent, Rio de Janeiro and Thessaloniki. The decennial anniversary will take place at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, in Enschede, The Netherlands, from 14-16 September 2016.


23–28 October 2016 Ocean Optics XXIII

Victoria, BC, Canada

Conference topics will include the science of optics across all aquatic environments, research and applications including (but not limited to) Biogeochemistry, Environmental Management and Applications, Instruments, Techniques and Observational Systems, Remote Sensing, Phytoplankton Ecology, Radiative transfer and Optical Theory, Global Change, and Benthic Processes.

The conference attracts a diverse audience of active practitioners in this field including oceanographers, marine ecologists, limnologists, optical engineers, marine resource managers, and policy professionals from around the world. Attendees attend plenary presentations during the day, then interact with colleagues during scientific poster session receptions held in the exhibit/poster hall in the early evening.


24–27 October 2016 GLP 3rd OSM 2016

Beijing, China

The aim of GLP 3rd OSM 2016 is to bring together large parts of the international research community working on land system issues, showcase the width and scope of ongoing research, help build a community in this highly interdisciplinary field, inspire new research, and facilitate review, theory building and application of science in practice.


27–28 October 2016 Real Time Imaging Spectroscopy Conference

Ulm, Germany

Remarkable changes are currently observed in near-ground (<100 m) hyperspectral imaging. Platform liberalization (unmanned aerial vehicles, multi copters, terrestrial vehicles, hand-held tracking solutions, etc.) has been coupled with next generation spectral camera systems. Non-scanning or real-time imaging spectrometers can image randomly moving objects, dynamic processes, or make hyperspectral videos. After the snapshot spectral cameras have been miniaturized, a number of unmanned platforms were successfully tested for usability and applicability. Seeing the growing community around snapshot imaging spectroscopy, the first real time spectral imaging conference will be organized in Ulm, Germany.

Researchers from all disciplines are welcome! The application areas should primarily come from field-data coupled (out of the lab) or supporting areas (software & hardware prototyping), which are typically suited to agriculture, climate change, environment, precision farming, soil, vegetation and water spectroscopy, meteorology, etc.

Topics will cover both scientific and industrial aspects in:

  •   Mobile Platforms and Sensors
  •   Image and Signal Processing
  •   Applications in Agriculture
  •   Applications in Geosciences, Ecosystem Services and Environment
  •   Open Source Tools and Initiatives
  •   Merging Industries and New Markets


12–16 December 2016 2016 AGU Fall Meeting

San Francisco, CA, USA

With more than 1,700 sessions in 2015, Fall Meeting’s scientific program spans the Earth and space sciences, offering something for everyone no matter their scientific discipline. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, various types of formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall packed with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that meet the professional needs of our attendees year after year. Join us in 2016 for another dynamic experience.


6–8 March 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event

Dubai, UAE

The biennial international Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) is designed to be a forum of excellence where a selected group of researchers, practitioners, and students will present and discuss their latest findings and results.

This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resources recently employed to investigate the manifold aspects of the urban environment through orbital and airborne remote sensing data. Emerging topics like new methods for urban land cover and land use classification with detailed discrimination of urban targets, 3D modeling of urban buildings, forecast and impact assessment of natural and man-made hazards in urban areas, urban social studies, urban ecology as well as data fusion, algorithms and techniques for remotely sensed data interpretation, and multisource remote sensing data will be approached, aiming to address pressing questions and offer effective solutions in urban remote sensing but also to unravel new possibilities for the interpretation, processing, fusion, and application of remotely sensed data in urban investigations.

The objectives of JURSE 2017 are:
- Gathering people coming from industry, academia, local and national/international agencies together to discuss topics related to remote sensing for urban monitoring
- Fostering the research and the applications of available data sets over urban areas, with a special consideration for high resolution satellite data and data fusion
- Providing new ideas for developing sensors and/or systems able to analyse and monitor urban areas
- Improving the knowledge and the know-how by means of the interaction of researchers coming from different communities (town and regional planning, engineering, photogrammetry, geology, hydrology, etc)
- Urban remote sensing includes a wide array of research topics and disciplines, and arises as a truly interdisciplinary field. The joint conferences will feature many special sessions with oral and poster components.


5–9 April 2017 2017 AAG Annual Meeting

Boston, MS, USA

Welcome to the 2017 American Association of Geographers' Annual Meeting in Boston, MA! You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 5-9, 2017, and will feature over 6,600 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.


19–21 April 2017 10th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop

Zurich, Switzerland

After almost 20 years, the 10th workshop goes back to its roots at the University of Zurich where the first meeting took place at the Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL) in 1998.

For this anniversary, we welcome contributions related to any topic in spectroscopy!

Imaging spectroscopy is increasingly finding its way into transdisciplinary research aiming to integrate state-of-the-art methods and data analysis concepts in response to today's key environmental and societal challenges. Besides the discussion of advanced technologies for spectroscopy data processing and analysis, as well as next generation platforms and sensors, the workshop will particularly address integrated approaches in Earth System Science using spectroscopy across all spheres, including the anthroposphere.


23–28 April 2017 European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.


8–12 May 2017 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

You are cordially invited to the 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), which will convenue in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa 8-12 May 2017 under the overarching theme “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World”. ISRSE-37 will be hosted by the South African National Space Agency (SANSA). ISRSE started in 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA and is the world’s oldest remote sensing conference. It is currently convened on a biennial basis by the International Centre on Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and the International Committee on Remote Sensing of the Environment (ICORSE), a standing committee of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).


6–9 June 2017 ISPRS Hannover Workshop 2017

Hannover, Germany

HRIGI17 - High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information

CMRT17 - City Models, Roads and Traffic

ISA17 - Image Sequence Analysis

EuroCOW - European Calibration and Orientation Workshop


23–28 July 2017 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

We are pleased to host this exciting conference. We expect nearly 2,000 attendees from around the world, and our invited speakers, networking events and technical sessions offer something for everyone. Our theme, International Cooperation for Global Awareness, underscores the need to work together to find global solutions to our most pressing problems.

We are confident you will enjoy your visit to Fort Worth, The City of Cowboys & Culture. Fort Worth is the epitome of Texas. It is the 16th-largest city in the United States and part of the No. 1 tourist destination in the state, welcoming 6.5 million visitors annually.

Each of the city’s seven primary entertainment districts offers distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities. In only a few days you can enjoy a range of experiences: from NASCAR racing to rodeos, world-class museums to cowboy cuisine, boutique shopping to a Top 5 zoo, biking to horseback riding. We encourage you to experience it all!

We will keep you informed of important dates and deadlines in relation to the conference on this website and via email. We hope that you will plan to attend and participate in what is sure to be a conference with benefits as big as Texas!


13–16 August 2017 The 2017 International Symposium on Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping

Hong Kong

The 2017 International Symposium on Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping will be held in this August (13-16 August 2017) in Hong Kong. The Symposium will take place under the auspices of the ISPRS Working Group III/II: "Planetary Remote Sensing and Mapping". It will provide an interdisciplinary forum for leading scientists and researchers to present their latest research and developments from the recent missions exploring the Moon, Mars, and other celestial bodies by NASA, ESA, Japan, India, China, and other countries.


29–31 August 2017 MRRS-2017 -- 5th Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium

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.


18–20 September 2017 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop

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.


21–22 September 2017 The 2017 ISPRS International Workshop on Advances in SAR: Constellations, Signal processing, and Applications - SarCon 2017

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.


27–29 September 2017 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science

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!


23–26 October 2017 RADAR 2017

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.


25–27 October 2017 ISPRS SPEC3D

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.


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