When: April 22-26, 2013
Where: Beijing, China
The theme of the 2013 symposium will be “Earth Observation and Global Environmental Change - 50 Years of Remote Sensing: Progress and Prospects”. Back in 1962, the first International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment was convened in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The symposium brought together scientists from around the world to exchange technical information on an emerging technology called remote sensing, a technology that provided the capability to view the Earth from high-altitude aircraft and, ultimately, spacecraft. In its 50 years of development, Earth observation has advanced significantly, and remote sensing has become a mature technology for observing the Earth and monitoring global environmental change. This symposium will review the progress of remote sensing and prospects for its future, and celebrate its half-century history.