Remote Sensing

The 36th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

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ACRS is one of the largest remote sensing conferences in Asia. ACRS 2015 will bring together students, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of remote sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging economic growth and development.

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15

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121

Date: 

19/10/2015 to 23/10/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 01/07/2015

Venue: 

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Venue City: 

Manila

Venue Country: 

  • Philippines

Event Organisers: 

Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) and Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (PHILGRSS).

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Cuba promotes use of satellite remote scanning and detecting

Cuba from space (Image: NASA)

At the Cuban Convention on Earth Sciences, the country presented “A Look to the Outer Space” which promotes the use of satellite remote scanning and detecting to be used for the country”s economy.

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Mon, 11/05/2015 - 17:12

Imaging and geospatial information highlighted at IGTF 2015

Imaging and geospatial technology as main focus of the IGTF 2015 taking place in Florida, USA (Image: NASA)

The Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF) is took place from 4 to 8 May 2015 in Florida, USA, to present new trends, products and general enhancements related to imaging and geospatial data.  

The conference had already been held in past years but under the name of ASPRS annual conferences. This former denomination referred to the event organizer, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 14:06

Sharing data to improve soil research in Canada

Spaced based data about the consistency of soil can help farmers make better decisions (Image: USDA-NRCS)

NASA is working together with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and its real-time In-situ Soil Monitoring for Agriculture network (RISMA) to improve and prepare information about the consistency of soil.

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Wed, 06/05/2015 - 09:58

ICIMOD provides resources and expertise to support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

ICIMOD supports relief operations in destroyed areas (Image:Hilmi Hacaloğlu)

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD), formed a team of GIS and remote sensing experts to support relief efforts after the 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.

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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:44

Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

Training Course on GIS and Statistical Analysis for WASH Programmes

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By completing this course, participants will be able to:

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-1

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37

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Date: 

11/05/2015 to 16/05/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 04/05/2015

Venue: 

IRES Training Centre

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

Event Organisers: 

IRES (Indepth Research Services)

Language of event: 

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Pacific Islands GIS\RS User Conference 2015

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Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations. Shallow water bathymetry derived from satellite imagery, forest function maps to identify areas for to be protected, areas identified for developments in flood zones are some of the applications where the development of GIS/RS in the region have been applied in various sectors.

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-18

longitude: 

178

Date: 

16/11/2015 to 19/11/2015

Venue: 

USP Japan ICT Auditorium

Venue City: 

Suva

Venue Country: 

  • Fiji

Event Organisers: 

Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing in the Pacific)

Language of event: 

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Easier access to Landsat data improves remote sensing research

Daily image acquisitions by Landsat satellites from 2000 to 2014, with a clear increase during last year. (Image: NASA)

The technological improvements of the past decade have brought into scene a faster and more efficient way of working with Landsat satellite data.

Scientists and students can now spend more time analysing and evaluating instead of compiling and sorting data from satellites. The modernization of the remote sensing research process has occurred thanks to two main factors: the growth of computing power and the public and free availability of Landsat archives from 2009.

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Wed, 22/04/2015 - 08:02

Mapping global forests in unprecedented detail

Forest cover in South America viewed on the Geo-Wiki platform (Image: IIASA/Geo-Wiki/Google Earth)

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Geo-Wiki team have produced new global forest maps combining citizen science with different data sources.

"The new maps rely on a combination of recent multisensory remote sensing data, statistics and crowdsourcing," said Dmitry Schepaschenko, the lead author of the study. "By combining different data sources, and incorporating the input of trained citizen scientists, we were able to produce new maps that are more accurate than any existing data source."

Publishing Date: 

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 07:47

Satellite-based research shows greener Earth despite deforestation

Vegetation in savannas and shrublands helps to offset global deforestation (Image: CT Cooper)

A recent satellite-based study published in Nature Climate Change shows the world is becoming greener despite the high deforestation of some regions.

The researchers have found that a new growth in the drier savannas and shrublands of Africa and Australia, together with recovered forests outside the tropics, is helping to balance the ongoing deforestation in areas such as South America and Southeast Asia.

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Wed, 01/04/2015 - 13:40

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