13th AARSE International Conference To Hold In October 2020, In Rwanda

The 13th African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE 2020) International Conference on Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in service of Sustainable Development Goals will hold in Kigali, Rwanda, from 26-30 October 2020.

The main objective of the conference tagged, “Space and Geospatial Technologies for the Africa we want”, is to converge scholars and professionals from the African and international community, to present the latest achievements; discuss challenges and share experiences in space and geospatial technologies.

The conference program will feature keynote speeches by leading policymakers and scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, discussion sessions on operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), space policy, programmes and projects, and commercial exhibitions for latest products and services in remote sensing and geospatial information technologies.

Organised by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d’Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri), the conference will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020.

Paper selection is based on abstract and full paper peer review following the guidelines provided in the “Call for Paper” document downloadable from the conference website: www.aarse2020.org.


AARSE is a non-political scientific organisation. Its primary objective is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and responsibly utilising the products and services of Earth Observation Systems and Geo-Information Technology. AARSE membership includes professional individuals, institutions and national associations from all Africa and worldwide working in domains related to remote sensing, photogrammetry, and geographical information science.

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa, alternately with the AfricaGIS conference, and is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities.
AARSE conference series commenced in 1996, in Harare (Zimbabwe). A timeline of other conferences following include AARSE conferences in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) in 1998, Cape Town (South Africa) in 2000, Abuja (Nigeria) in 2002; Nairobi (Kenya) in 2004, Cairo (Egypt) in 2006, Accra (Ghana) in 2008; Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in 2010, El Jadida (Morocco) in 2012, Johannesburg (South Africa) in 2014, Kampala (Uganda) in 2016, and Alexandria (Egypt) in 2018.


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