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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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GEO Business 2017

23 - 24 May 2017

Organisation: Diversified Communications UK

Location: London, United Kingdom

Conference Overview:

Presenting the latest developments in this fast moving industry. Hear leading industry experts presenting papers on how geospatial solutions have enabled projects to run more efficiently, ensuring that they are delivered on time, whilst saving money and reducing risk.

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SPLIT Remote sensing summer school 2017

04 - 09 June 2017

Organisation: SPLIT

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Conference Overview:

This intensive and advanced, 5-day learning event, presents best insights into most recent techniques learned from top international professors and researchers through hands-on sessions and lectures.

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Fringe 2017 workshop

05 - 09 June 2017

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Conference objectives:

  • Bring together the global InSAR community;
  • Present latest InSAR results exploiting Sentinel-1 data and S-1A/B interferometry;
  • Provide a forum for ESA PIs and scientists to present InSAR projects results;
  • Assess the maturity of InSAR applications and the state of the art in the field;
  • Facilitate international exchange on InSAR Research, development and applications;
  • Present the Sentinel-1 mission status, algorithms and products;
  • Review and assess the progress according to the recommendations voiced at FRINGE 2015;
  • Consult scientists to prepare ESA for starting supporting science activities for Sentinel-1.

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Advanced webinar on methods in using NASA remote sensing for health applications

01 - 15 June 2017

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Location: Online training/webinar

Course Overview:

Every year, environmental conditions adversely affect the health of millions of people. Environmental data can be combined with public health information to predict and monitor potentially dangerous environmental health events, such as disease outbreaks, harmful algal blooms, excessive heat, airborne allergens, and low air quality.

In this advanced webinar, participants will learn how to access and apply NASA data relevant to public health. The webinar will include a presentation on tools available for evaluating the relationship between environmental conditions and health outcomes, followed by lectures on pollen dispersal and heat stress mitigation. Two homework assignments will give participants an opportunity to review and practice what they have learned during the presentations.

The course will have weekly, one-hour live broadcasts available twice a day at either 10:00-11:00 or 15:00-16:00 EDT (UTC-4).

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11th GEO European Project Workshop

19 - 21 June 2017

Organisations: European Commission and Finnish Meteorological Institute

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Workshop Overview:

The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.

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Remote sensing of Land Indicators for Sustainable Development Goal 15

20 - 22 June 2017

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Location: Online training/webinar

Course Overview:

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of 17 goals set to end global poverty and protect the planet, with the aim of achieving successes by 2030. The SDGs cover topics from global health, climate change, economic inequality, sustainability, poverty, and more. This training will focus on addressing SDG 15, whose focus is to "protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss."

In this webinar, participants will learn how to access and apply satellite data relevant to land indicators, such as estimating total forest area and forest change. The webinar will include an overview of the SDGs, as well as an introduction to image classification, change detection, and accuracy assessments.

The course will have three one-hour live broadcasts at either 13:00-14:00 or 22:00-23:00 EDT (UTC-4). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

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River Basin Management 2017

19 - 21 July 2017

Organisation: Wessex Institute

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Overview:

River Basin Management 2017 is the 9th Conference in the series which marks the growing international interest in the planning, design and management of river basin systems.

River Basin Management includes all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands. Riverine systems are coming under increasing pressure due to anthropological and natural causes. Prominent amongst the problems affecting them is water scarcity and quality, which requires the development of improved methods for better river management.

Changes in the landscape, use of the land and climate conditions lead to a continuous revaluation of river basin management objectives. This requires the development of better measuring tools as well as the use of increasingly accurate computer software.

The objective of this series of conferences is to bring together practitioners and researchers in academia and industry in the hope that their interaction will foster mutual understanding and lead to better solutions for river basins.

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RSPSoc2017 Annual Conference

05 - 08 September 2017

Organisation: Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Abstract submission deadline: 01 May 2017

Registration deadline: 21 August 2017

Conference objectives:

This annual conference is titled Earth and Planets: Making the most of our observations. It will cover a range of remote sensing themes:

  • Ground deformation and change
  • Geosciences
  • Ice and fire
  • Oceans and atmospheres
  • Land surface science
  • Spectral and hyperspectral science
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Biosphere and Environment
  • Current and new satellite observing systems
  • UAV technology and science
  • Close range measurements, laser scanning and LiDAR
  • Sensors and technology
  • Remote site investigation

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3rd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

18 - 22 September 2017

Host Organisations: Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) / Korean Space Science Society

Location: Jeju Island, South Korea

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2017

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat - cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

Symposium Overview:

The theme of COSPAR 2017 is: Small Satellites for Space Research. Topics covered by the event include:

  • New ideas for upper atmosphere research with micro- and nano-satellites
  • Interaction of solar wind and Earth's bow shock: recent progress in observations and modelling
  • Dynamics of the magnetospheric process through coordinated experiment and modelling
  • Enabling technologies

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

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42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

14 - 22 July 2018

Host Organisation: Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Location: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Abstract submission deadline: 09 February 2018

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat - cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

Event Overview:

COSPAR 2018 takes place on COSPAR's 60th anniversary, and the symposium consists of approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels, some of which include:

  • SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
  • SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
  • Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
  • Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
  • Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
  • Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
  • Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
  • Panel on Education (PE)
  • Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

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