34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
The Organizing Committee of the 34th International Symposium for remote sensing of the Environment (ISRSE) cordially invites you to visit Sydney and participate in what promises to be an excellent high quality Symposium on Remote Sensing of the Environment. The first of these Symposia was held in 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA under the direction of the Willow Run Laboratories of the University of Michigan and it has continued in a similar form ever since. The Symposia series is now guided by the international committee (ICRSE) comprising experts in the field of remote sensing who represent most of the world’s national space agencies. ISRSE has become one of the main forums for programmatic discussions on remote sensing components of the ‘Global Earth Observation system of Systems- GEOSS”, currently being implemented through the Group on Earth Observation GEO, which (at the time of preparation) is composed of 80 member countries, 58 participating organizations and 5 observers.
Sydney, Australia’s largest city is strategically positioned with excellent access to Asia Pacific countries. This ensures that a significant number of remote sensing scientists from this region will be able to attend. The Symposium will provide a platform for countries with established and emerging earth observation programs to report on their progress, as well as new initiatives in the remote sensing arena. As well, the 10-year Implementation Plan of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) is well underway and therefore the Symposium provides an important opportunity for GEO members and task teams to present details of progress of their work. The local organising committee will aim to host key people from GEO.
ISRSE 34 would cover key topics including climate change, agriculture, water, disaster reduction and response, airborne remote sensing technologies, forests and ecostems, societal benefits of earth observations: applications and assessment methodologies, etc.