Below you can find upcoming Earth Observation events from around the world. These events examine and discuss the many different aspects and applications of the Earth Observation field.
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22 - 24 January 2019
Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Registration closes: 22 January 2019
The United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment states: "ecosystems are critical to human well-being - to our health, our prosperity, our security, and to our social and cultural identity." Conservation and biodiversity management play important roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems. Earth observations can help with these efforts. This online webinar series introduces participants to the use of satellite data for conservation and biodiversity applications. The series will highlight specific projects that have successfully used satellite data. Examples include monitoring chimpanzee habitat loss, decreasing whale mortality, detecting penguins, monitoring wildfires, and biodiversity observation networks.
5 - 19 February 2019
Organisation: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET), Conservation International (CI) and the AmeriGEOSS program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Location: Online training/webinar
Indigenous territories are threatened by fires, illegal logging, mining, and other external land use activities. The sustainable management of such land, most effectively stewarded by indigenous peoples, is critical for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, increasing resilience to climate change, conserving biodiversity, and protecting the heritage of indigenous cultures.
Earth Observations for Indigenous-led Land Management (EO4IM) is a NASA-funded project implemented by a team from Conservation International (CI) and is aligned with the AmeriGEOSS program of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. The project's objective is to strengthen the technical capacities of indigenous peoples' organizations in the Americas, and globally, through alignment with the DGM.
This introductory webinar series will share lectures, case studies, and demonstrations with representatives of indigenous peoples' organisations and will focus on how Earth observations (EO) data and tools can provide spatial information for forest monitoring, mapping, and responding to ecosystem threats. This series will help attendees strengthen their technical capacities to use EO data and tools to enhance their sustainable land management practices.
The course will have weekly, 1.5-hour sessions on 5, 12 and 19 February and will be held in Spanish and English.
6 - 8 February 2019
Organisation: EARSeL and CzechGlobe
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Course Overview: The EARSeL Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy in the long term encourages international discussion among specialists working with innovative spectral Earth Observation technologies. The SIG IS organizes workshop every two years (the last one was held in Zürich) and with more than 20 years long tradition it is recognized as the leading workshop in this field in Europe, as well as worldwide. It brings together students and professionals from universities, research organizations and private companies to present, exchange and discuss new ideas and research achievements related to all aspects of imaging spectroscopy.
These technological and methodological developments are inviting for exchange of new knowledge and fruitful scientific discussions during the upcoming 11th EARSeL SIG IS Workshop held in Brno, Czech Republic from 6 to 8 February 2019.
HAPS4ESA 2019 - State-of-the-art and future perspective for High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites in Europe
12 - 14 February 2019
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Registration closes: 31 January 2019
High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) operating for extended periods at an altitude of approximately 20 km complement and extend the capabilities of satellites in the domains of Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation. HAPS, in synergy with satellites, offer unique capabilities for the development of value adding applications and science. With over 200 participants, the HAPS4ESA 2017 workshop was the first meeting in Europe bringing together HAPS system, payload and applications developers, institutional stakeholders, space agencies and scientists.
Building on this success, the European Space Agency is again reaching out to the Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation communities to review the State-of-the-Art and the future perspectives of HAPS in a changing Space 4.0 environment and with a specific focus regarding potential ESA HAPS activities to be decided at the next ESA Council at Ministerial level in 2019 (Space19+).
18 - 20 February 2019
Organisation: ISPRS Working Group III/10 / GEOGLAM / Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Location: New Delhi, India
Course Overview: Earth Observation is being increasingly used for operational applications in agriculture. Information derived from remotely sensed data and combined with other information, is being used to support decisions for agricultural development. This increased interest in remote sensing of agriculture has prompted more coordinated efforts, nationally, regionally and globally. To mark 50 years of remote sensing in India and to contribute to this international coordination, an international workshop is planned to review the status of Earth Observation for agricultural monitoring, at global, regional and national levels, and to discuss and propose the future course of action.
The ISPRS WG III/10, GEOGLAM, ISRS Joint International Workshop on "Earth Observations for Agricultural Monitoring upcoming will be held in New Delhi, India from 18 to 20 February 2019.
19 - 21 February 2019
Organisation: European Space Agency, JRC and SatCen
Location: Munich, Germany
Final paper submission deadline: 15 January 2019
Registration: 10 February 2019
The 2019 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS'19) 'Turning Data into Insights', takes place on 19-21 February 2019 in Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany.
The BiDS'19 Conference is co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen).
Big Data from Space refers to the massive spatio-temporal Earth and Space observation data collected by a variety of sensors - ranging from ground based to space-borne - and the synergetic use of data coming from other sources and communities.
For more information and important dates please visit the course website.
21 - 22 February 2019
Location: Frascati, Italy
Registration opens: Mid-January 2019
A user consultation meeting is planned to take place on 21 and 22 February 2019 at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications to be implemented in the ESA EO Science for Society programme element.
5 - 8 March 2019
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Registration closes: 15 February 2019
This International Network follows a series of events addressing remote sensing of vegetation fluorescence. With the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) –Sentinel-3 tandem mission in its implementation phase and fluorescence measurements becoming increasingly available from missions like OCO-2 and Sentinel-5 P, the network will focus on latest developments in fluorescence remote sensing.
This includes fluorescence retrievals and atmospheric correction, product validation using ground and airborne instrumentation, and applications covering modeling at different spatial scales and data assimilation.
In addition, we encourage contributions related to research and applications over coastal and inland waters. The International Network is open to all scientists and engineers interested in exploring the new observation capabilities and synergies provided by the FLEX and the Sentinel-3 mission. The total number of participants is limited.
12 - 14 March 2019
Organisation: ESA and CNES
Location: Toulouse, France
Registration closes: 01 March 2019
The objective of the Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting (S2VT) is to provide a forum for interaction among different researchers from both industrial and academic laboratories and institutions in order to foster the development of efficient and effective Calibration and Validation methods.
The meeting will be held at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France from 12 to 14 March 2019. The S2VT aims at collecting independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.
The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by expert practitioners working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.
18 - 21 March 2019
Organisation: Cyprus Remote Sensing Society
Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract submission deadline (extended): 30 January, 2019
The Organizing Committee of the ‘Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' invite you to join us in Cyprus on March 18-21, 2019 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 Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications.
The RSCy2019 will include ESA, NASA and Copernicus workshops. Additional workshops will be announced.
7 - 12 April 2019
Organisation: European Geoscience Union (EGU)
Location: Vienna, Austria
Early registration deadline: 28 February 2019
The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 will as usual take place in Vienna, Austria, from 07 to 12 April 2019, bringing 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. For more information, please check the General Assembly section of the website.
3 - 5 May 2019
Organisation: Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC)
Location: Crete, Greece
Course Overview:The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management aims at creating a meeting point of researchers and practitioners that address new challenges in geo-spatial data sensing, observation, representation, processing, visualization, sharing and managing, in all aspects concerning both information communication and technologies (ICT) as well as management information systems and knowledge-based systems.
The conference welcomes original papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications, of specialized or interdisciplinary nature, addressing any aspect of geographic information systems and technologies.
13 - 17 May 2019
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: Milan, Italy
Registration deadline: 30 April 2019
ESA are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2019 Living Planet Symposium. The event, which is held every three years, will take place on 13–17 May 2019 in Milan, Italy. The Symposium is organised with the support of the Italian Space Agency.
This symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
Organisation: International Research Conference
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Abstracts/full-text paper submission deadline (extended): 15 January 2019
Course Overview:The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations.
ICEOA 2019: 21st International Conference on Earth Observation and Applications aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Earth Observation and Applications. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Earth Observation and Applications.
22 - 24 May 2019
Location: Vannes, France
The biennial international Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) will take place in Vannes, France. JURSE is a forum of excellence where researchers, practitioners and students present, share and discuss their latest findings and results.
This event is committed to introduce innovative methodologies and technological resourcesrecently employed to investigate the manifold aspects of the urban environment through orbital and airborne remote sensing data.
The objectives of JURSE 2019 are:
3 - 7 June 2019
Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)
Location: Frascati, Italy
Abstract submission deadline: 29 March 2019
Registration closes: 31 May 2019
This year marks the 20th meeting of the GHRSST International Science Team (G-XX). This is a great opportunity to have a forward looking meeting focusing on innovation and challenges to develop the future perspective for GHRSST - most notably with respect to a mix of microwave and thermal infrared satellite capability.
G-XX will be followed immediately by the 8th CEOS SST-VC meeting. SST-VC members can collate all of the scientific and technical progress from the week and develop a coherent strategy for the year ahead, linking GHRSST and CEOS to advance the needs of SST users around the world.
16 - 22 June 2019
Organisation: University of Innsbruck
Course Overview: The main goal of the Joint Summer School 2019 is to provide participants with innovative practical and methodological skills to characterize complex terrain and object features using close- and near range remote sensing techniques. The Summer School will be the third edition after two successful implementations in 2015 and 2017.
Theoretical lectures will be complemented by fieldwork assignments and hands-on data processing sessions using different novel software. The assignments will be divided into two different tracks. One track will focus on mountain research, the other on sensor and data processing techniques.
A variety of sensor systems will be available for data acquisition in the high mountain surroundings of the summer school venue, including terrestrial laser scanners, unmanned aerial vehicles and spectral cameras.
A poster session on the participants' current research interests and work will stimulate open exchange and discussion between students and lecturers in a relaxed atmosphere.
4 - 8 November 2019
Location: Herzliya, Israel
Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2019
Course Overview: The 4th COSPAR Symposium 'Small satellites for sustainable Science And Development' will take place between 4-8 November, 2019. A preliminary list of invited speakers has Jack Lissauer from NASA Ames, Alan Stern from SWRI, Jose Sobrano from Valencia, Avi Loeb from Harvard, and Eric Priest from St. Andrews. A more comprehensive list of speakers, as well as the topics of the symposium and a preliminary program, will become available following the Pasadena SA in August 2018.
The topics of the symposium include:
15 - 23 August 2020
Location: Sydney, Australia
Abstract submission deadline: February 2020
Course Overview: The 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly will take place between 15-23 August, 2020 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. The theme of the 2020 Assembly is Connecting Space Research for Global Impact.
There will be up to 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels, including the following topics:
13 March - 3 April 2019
Organization: NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) Course
Overview: Rivers are a major source of freshwater. They support aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, provide transportation, and generate hydropower. Managing river basin watersheds is critical for developing policies for sustainable water allocation and development. Over the course of four sessions, this introductory webinar series will address using satellite data and Earth system modeling data sources to estimate surface water budgets.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this training, attendees will become familiar with: remote sensing and Earth system modeling data sources relevant for river basin watershed management estimating surface water budgets and their temporal variability in sub-watersheds within river basins.
Course Dates: Wednesdays, 13 March through 3 April 2019.