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SPIE Remote Sensing 2017

11 - 14 September 2017

Organisation: SPIE

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Symposium Overview:

The event that offers engineers, scientists, programme managers and policy makers access to the latest developments in earth observing systems, technologies and applications. Hear the latest optics and photonics advances within the 11 conferences and over 550 presented papers in the field of remote sensing:

  • Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
  • Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions
  • Sensors, Systems, and Next-generation Satellites
  • Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
  • Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems
  • Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
  • Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology
  • Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • High-Performance Computing in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments

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RSPSoc2017 Annual Conference

05 - 08 September 2017

Organisation: Remote Sensing Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc)

Location: London, United Kingdom

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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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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Advanced Webinar: Remote Sensing of Drought

12 - 19 July 2017

Organisation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Location: Online Webinar

Workshop Overview:

Prolonged drought can result in economic, environmental, and health-related impacts. In this webinar, participants will learn how to monitor drought conditions and assess impacts on the ecosystem using precipitation, soil moisture, and vegetation data. The training will provide an overview of drought classification, as well as an introduction to web-based tools for drought monitoring and visualization. Lectures will be followed by hands-on demonstrations of data access and visualization.

In this webinar, participants will learn how remote sensing can be used for drought monitoring, how to acquire remotely-sensed imagery and products for drought and analyse drought data and calculate anomalies within a geospatial software.

The course will have two, 2-hour sessions on Wednesday, 12 July and Wednesday, 19 July at either 12:00-14:00 p.m. or 21:00-23:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4). The session is broadcast twice per day to allow for international participation.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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8th International Summer School on Applied Geoinformatics for Society and the Environment

29 April - 04 May 2017

Organisation: AGSE (Applied Geoinformatics for Society and Environment)

Location: Kish, Iran

Conference overview:

The overall scope of this conferences is to offer an interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge about the science and application of Geoinformatics with focus on developing countries. Besides invited keynotes the conference invites presentations to a variety of topics. There will also be professional training and workshops about current topics in the fields of Geoinformatics and Photogrammetry.

The school will focus on "Crisis and Disaster Management", i.e., the contribution of Geoinformatics, Remote Sensing, and Planning to preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of disasters.

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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017

23 - 28 April 2017

Organisations: EGU

Location: Vienna, Austria

Workshop Overview:

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.

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ECOSUD 2017

26 - 28 April 2017

Organisation: Wessex Institute

Location: Cadiz, Spain

Workshop Overview:

The aim of the Conference is to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary communication between scientists, engineers, socio-economic specialists and other professionals working in ecological systems and sustainable development. Emphasis will be given to those areas that will most benefit from the application of scientific methods for sustainable development, including the conservation of natural systems around the world.

Topics will include:

  • Energy systems and the environment
  • Sustainable development and planning
  • Ecosystem modelling
  • Environmental innovative approaches
  • Natural resources management
  • Protection and mitigation
  • Economic and social issues

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Westminster Business Forum - The future for the UK space economy

25 April 2017

Organisations: Westminster Forum Projects (WFP)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Seminar Overview:

In the context of the British Government's ongoing target for the UK to capture 10% of the global space market by 2030, delegates at this conference will consider key opportunities and challenges ahead for the UK space industry.

The seminar is timed to facilitate discussion between policymakers and stakeholders as the UK Space Agency considers responses to its consultation on a new strategy for how the National Space Policy principles of growth, safety and security and collaboration can be put into practice, and to ensure that the strategic importance of the industry is recognised.

Delegates will also assess the implications of the ESA Council of Ministers for the funding of UK projects for the next four years. Further planned sessions will discuss infrastructure as the government considers the location for the UK's first national spaceport, as well as future priorities for trade, investment and sector skills following the EU-referendum result.

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10th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop

19 - 21 April 2017

Organisation: EARSel

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Conference overview:

EARSeL's Special Interest Group on Imaging Spectroscopy aims at encouraging interdisciplinary discussions among specialists working with innovative Earth Observation methods and technologies.

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!

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