GEOINFORMATION SCIENCES IN SUPPORT OF (Nairobi 2004)

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date/Time: Oct 18, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2004
Registration Date: Jul 15, 2004
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2004
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2004
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Description

THE AARSE CONFERENCE IS THE LARGEST GATHERING OF REMOTE SENSING & GIS USERS IN AFRICA

About AARSE:
Background
The African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) was formed in August 1992 during an international conference organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Government of the United States of America on "satellite remote sensing for resources management, Environmental Assessment and Global Changes Studies: Needs and Applications of Developing Countries" held in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

AARS 5th Conference:
The “Nairobi Conference" is one of the bi-annual conferences, which is held under the auspices of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE). AARSE was formed in 1992, and is a registered Regional Member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) since 1994. AARSE is also the umbrella organization for all activities in remote sensing and GIS in Africa. One of its primary objectives is to increase the awareness of African governments and their institutions, the private sector and the society at large, about the empowering and enhancing benefits of developing, applying and utilising responsibly, the products and services of Geoinformation Technology.

The AARSE conference is a premier forum in Africa which brings together scientists, practitioners, educators, developers and vendors and policy and decision makers to discuss advancements (Latest developments), applications, capacity building and promotion of geo-information technologies in sustainable development of Africa. It is a forum in which participants learn and exchange ideas on the latest advancements in the technologies and their applications in different fields. Strategies for promotion and use of the technologies in Africa are also discussed.

Conference Goal:
The main goal of this conference is to promote the use of geo-information and ICT technologies in sustainable development and management of Africa and its environment. The conference will put strong emphasis on the applications of various remotely sensed data (e.g., optical, microwave, hyperspectral; high to low resolution data) in resources assessment, management and monitoring. It will also explore the challenges and options for bridging the information technology gap that currently exists on the continent.

Conference Topics:
· The current development status of Geo-information technologies (Remote Sensing,
GIS,GPS and ICT).
· The application of geoinformation technologies in the assessing and management of:

o Agriculture and forestry
o Soil
o Geology
o Water resources
o Biodiversity
o Rural and urban
o Coastal and marine resources
o Disasters
o Climate change and variability
· Environmental Database development and management
· GIS and predictive modeling
· Development of geo-spatial data infrastructure
· Education and training in geo-information sciences and earth observation.
· National, regional and international polices on space technology development and
application .
Space technology and gender

Venue

UNEP Headquarters, Gigiri
Nairobi
Kenya
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Additional Information

To know more about the conference, go to: http://www.itc.nl/~aarse/aace/index.htm For information concerning AARSE go to: http://www.itc.nl/~aarse/ More information: Dr W.K. Ottichilo Conference Director RCMRD, P.O. BOX 18118, 0500, Nairobi, Kenya E-Mail: mailto:rcmrd@rcmrd.org or mailto:ottichilo@rcmrd.org Fax: 254-020-802767 OR 861673 Tel: 254-020-803320 or 860654