Pre- and Post-Symposium Workshops

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2017 IEEE GRSS Summer School          

All early PhD and senior Masters students are invited to register for the upcoming IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Summer School, to be held over two days before the ISRSE 37 conference. This event follows on from annual events held since the IEEE IGARSS 2009 Conference held in Cape Town, and has been held in conjunction with AARSE Conferences.

For the programme, presenters and additional detail click here.

Dates: 6th and 7th May, 2017
Venue: Bunga Auditorium, DST
Organiser: Prof. Michael Inggs
Cost to attend: The fee for the summer school is USD20 and will be collected at the door. However students can ask their supervisors to send a strong letter of motivation to the summer school organiser for a fee waiver. Persons that do not cancel their attendance in writing at least one day before the event will be charged the full fee.
Registration: Click here


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Earth Observations and Services to Support Improved Wildfire Knowledge and Management Workshop          

The workshop will focus on identifying, accessing, and employing Earth Observation data and associated modeling capabilities to improve wildfire management at local, regional and national scales.  There are a number of web-map services that provide daily observations of global hot spot detections from orbiting satellite observation systems; we will provide an introduction to using EO data for wildfire detection, as well as cover topics that include pre-fire hazard mapping, and post-fire burn assessment mapping and rehabilitation of burnt ecosystems. We will explore the use of a number of available web-map tool services such as the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS) and the Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS, developed by CSIR), being used in South Africa and other areas. Further topical areas will include accessing the NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data.

For the programme, presenters and additional detail click here.

Date: 7th May, 2017
Venue: Meraka Indaba Boardroom, Building 43, CSIR
Organiser: Vince Ambrosia
Cost to attend: No charge but limited to 20 attendees
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GEO Work Programme Symposium          

Date: 12th and 13th May, 2017
Venue: CSIR ICC
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Registration: By invitation only


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SAR-EDU/CEOS WGCapD Summerschool

The Summerschool aims at the transfer of knowledge about the usage of Radar Earth Observation data. Participants will learn how to get, use and interpret Radar data for geographic, administrative and scientific applications. A major objective is to enable local users to work with freely available data and processing tools.The SAR Summerschool addresses primarily participants from institutions, research institutes and universities from African countries. A basic knowledge in remote sensing is beneficial for attending the workshop.

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Dates: 4th to 7th May, 2017
Venue: Meraka Auditorium, Building 43, CSIR
Organisers: Michael Bock and Robert Eckardt
Cost to attend: No charge
Registration: Click here