Satellites are making significant contributions to the economic and socio-benefits of using space technology and satellite data. With developments in remote sensing and Earth observation proceeding at a rapid pace, the theme of this conference was chosen to contribute to the enhancement of the human and institutional capacity of Africans.
Satellite image data products and services are essential tools in increasingly varied applications such as agriculture and food security, water quality management, urban planning and human settlements, infrastructure development, and environmental monitoring, among others. Rapidly produced and interpreted satellite maps are vital for humanitarian aid response and disaster relief activities.
The 10th International African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) conference will run from 27-31 October at University of Johannesburg.
You are invited to attend the official opening of the conference on 27 October at 10:00 with interview opportunities.
Speaking at the opening of the conference will be the Honourable Minister Naledi Pandor from the Department of Science and Technology and SANSA CEO, Dr Sandile Malinga to name a few of the significant participants in attendance.
The conference promises to showcase the innovations and technologies available to the users on the continent for embedding Earth Observation space technology in addressing societal challenges.
For more information on AARSE 2014 visit: http://www.aarse2014.co.za/