About the Symposium

The 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE-37) took place in Tshwane, South Africa 8 to 12 May 2017. The theme was “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World”.

The 2017 Symposium was the second time in this millennium that the African continent hosted ISRSE. It coincided with the implementation of the recently adopted African Space Policy and Strategy, as well as rapid development in African space science and technology programmes.

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Thank you! Please complete the post-symposium survey

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone that attended and contributed to the ISRSE-37 Symposium. Thank you for being part of this successful event.

To all our sponsors, exhibitors, and those involved in any other capacity – thank you for your contribution and time in organising the event and ensuring the smooth running of the Symposium. 

From the speakers to the topics presented, the Symposium content was top class! 
A Certificate of Attendance has been emailed to all who attended. 

We would appreciate it if you took a few moments to complete a short survey about your ISRSE-37 Symposium experience by the close of business on Monday, 28 May. Your feedback will help us to continue improving the quality of future events.

Should you require any further assistance or documentation, please do not hesitate to contact our Registration Desk on registration@isrse37.org.


Symposium photographs

Photographs from the Symposium are available here.


Earth Observation contributing to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Day one of the International Symposium of remote Sensing of Environment was exceptionally well supported and highly informative for the hundreds of delegates who attended the sessions.

The symposium was officially opened by Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Naledi Pandor who shared the significance of symposiums of this nature to the South African and African communities for the collaborative opportunities they offer with the international partners. Read more.


Useful Links and Downloads

The 2017 ISRSE-37 Symposium is right around the corner, and we have some useful links and downloads to enhance your Symposium experience:


We have received 638 abstracts from 53 countries, covering 55 topics!

The abstracts were reviewed and scored by the Technical Programme Committee which is made up of more than sixty leading research and industry experts and is co-ordinated by Per Erik Skrøvseth of the International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and Konrad Wessels and Renaud Mathieu of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Please note: The Call for Abstracts in now closed.

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