About the Symposium

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

The 2017 Symposium will be the second time in this millennium that the African continent will host ISRSE. It coincides 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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Technical Tour

We are pleased to offer a technical tour to SANSA Space Operations at the Hartebeesthoek Ground Station on Friday, 12 May.  Please visit the technical tour page for further information.

Interested parties can book by sending an email to Mr. Johnny Rizos at jrizos@sansa.org.za before the closing deadline of 30 April 2017 and the number of visitors is limited to 40.


Social programme

This is taking shape, with the Ice Breaker event schedule for Monday, 8 May which will be held at the main symposium venue, the CSIR Convention Centre and guests will have the opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from around the world, take the views from the deck and view the exhibition stands and posters! It promises to be a relaxed evening in a convivial atmosphere!

The Symposium Banquet on Wednesday, 10 May will be held at 012 Central, a bespoke venue which is part of the Pretoria city centre urban renewal movement.  This special evening event will showcase what Tshwane and South Africa has to offer. Although a slightly more formal evening, this evening will be a relaxed and interactive affair!  Please note that attendance requires the purchase of a ticket; the Symposium Banquet is not included in the registration fee.

For further details, please visit the Social Events page.


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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