The Remote Sensing in Defense Applications (Portuguese: Simpósio de Sensoriamento Remoto de Aplicações em Defesa, SERFA) (Fig. 1a) was organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv) from November 10 – 14, 2019 in the city of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil with the theme “Space Technology, Markets and Building the New Brazilian Space Age.”
The Student Activities in ACRS 2019
The 40th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2019) was held from October 14 – 18 at the Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, South Korea. This year’s conference, which was organized in partnership with the Korean Society on Remote Sensing and the Daejeon Metropolitan Government, was themed “Progress of Remote Sensing for a Smart Future.” Student activities such as WEBCON9, Student Session, and Student Night were again organized this year.
The second Summer School of ISPRS for this year was hosted by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) in Poland from 26th to 30th August 2019. It was jointly organized by WUST, Forest Research Institute, and ISPRS, with the support of the ISPRS Student Consortium.
The Department of Geomatics and Land Management at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda hosts a biennial conference series on Advances in Geomatics Research. This conference is motivated by the need to promote Geomatics Scholarship, build professional networks, and to keep abreast with the state of the art in the country and region at large. This year, we were privileged to host the 5th edition of the conference from the 1st – 2nd August 2019 with the theme ‘Geomatics for Development’.
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Geospatial Week (ISPRS GSW) is a biennial internationally scientific event that aims to bring together experts, professionals, researchers, and students working in the fields of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS. It also serves as a venue for sharing the latest developments both in science and industry. This year, the fourth ISPRS GSW held from 10 – 14 June 2019 was organized by the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. Two ISPRS Student Consortium (ISPRS SC) board members participated in the event – Sheryl Rose Reyes, Chair and Charmaine Cruz, Newsletter Editor-in-Chief.