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ESTREL Congress Centre
Berlin, Germany
10 - 13 September 2018
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We cordially invite you to participate in the 2018 SPIE Remote Sensing symposium.  Over the past 24 years SPIE Remote Sensing has become the largest and most prestigious annual international meeting on this subject in Europe.

Each year comprehensive coverage of scientific topics are presented, such as, remote sensing applications, sensors, systems, and satellite platforms.  With more than 25 countries represented at every meeting, the event provides a unique opportunity for scientists, engineers, programme managers and policy makers from around the world to learn about the trends, recent developments and achievements in the area of remote sensing. Attendees exchange ideas, as well as present and discuss the most recent developments and applications.

The 2018 symposium in Berlin, will be the 25th in this series and follows last year’s successful symposium in Warsaw, Poland. This year we again offer eleven conferences covering the most exciting and prosperous areas in the field of remote sensing:

Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions
Sensors, Systems, and Next-generation Satellites
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems
Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring
Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing
Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
High-Performance Computing in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments

The conferences are designed to meet the scientific, technical, and particularly the business needs of the remote sensing community. Each conference will include oral and poster presentations with top researchers and company representatives as invited speakers. The conferences include information that is up to date and thus represents one of the finest training opportunities and sessions in the world for practical remote sensing as well as research training. 

Meanwhile Remote Sensing systems provide continuously a tremendous amount of data leading to specific ”big data” applications and problems. Today machine learning and deep learning methods are widely seen as powerful instrument to solve derived problems. Thus during this 2018 symposium we specifically encourage special sessions and training related talks concerning machine learning based solutions related to all of the above conferences.  

The 25th SPIE Remote Sensing symposium will be co-located with the 15th SPIE Security+Defence. Explore new opportunities to collaborate with partners from other fields of activity. Showcase your multidisciplinary research and applications in this major international forum. 

The Organising Committee of SPIE Remote Sensing invites you to submit papers for presentation and for publication in this historically important and very exciting meeting. Help to make it a symposium of the highest quality. We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful city of Berlin.

2018 Symposium Chairs:

Christopher M. U. Neale

Christopher M. U. Neale

Univ. of Nebraska Lincoln, Daugherty Water for Food Institute (United States)
2018 Symposium Chair

Karsten Schulz

Karsten Schulz

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB (Germany)
2018 Symposium Co-chair
Iain H. Woodhouse


Iain H. Woodhouse

The University of Edinburgh, Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institute (United Kingdom)
2016 Symposium Co-chair

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