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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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and technology for the benefit of South African society.


The purpose of the International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment is to foster the application of remote sensing technology to issues of the environment. A primary focus of the Center is the International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, which takes place on a biannual basis at locations around the world.


Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information from noncontact imaging and other sensor systems about the Earth and its environment, and other physical objects and processes through recording, measuring, analyzing and representation.

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications. The Society operates without any discrimination on grounds of race, religion, nationality, or political philosophy.


ISRSE-37 wishes to acknowledge the support for the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the City of Tshwane.

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

The abstracts are currently being 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 Norwegian Space Centre (NSC) 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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