Program

Preliminary Program

Conference Program Technical Program

  • Day 1 – Thursday 25th October 201809:00 – 11:00AMRegistration
  • 11:00 – 12:00PMOpening Session
  • 12:00 – 01:00PMPlenary Session (1) Public Private Partnership supporting Geospatial information for Sustainable Development Goals – WFP Experience in Egypt
    Dr. Menghestab Haile
    Representative and Country Director – UN-World Food Programme – Egypt Country Office
  • 01:00 – 01:15PMSponsors Session (1)
    Airbus
  • 01:15 – 01:45PMCoffee Break
  • 01:45 – 02:45PMExhibition
  • 02:45 – 03:45PMLunch
  • 03:45 – 05:45PMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (1)Technical Session (2)Technical Session (3)Technical Session (4)
  • Day 2 – Friday 26th October 201809:00 – 10:00AMPlenary Session (2)Earth Observation for Africa Innovation and Partnership in the Sentinels Era
    Dr. Benjamin Koetz
    European Space Agency, ESA-ESRIN, Exploitation & Services Division
  • 10:00 – 10:15AMSponsors Session (2)
  • 10:00 – 12:00PMWorkshop (1-A)Cloud Computing Workshop (A)
  • 10:30 – 12:00PMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (5)Technical Session (6)Technical Session (7)
  • 12:00 – 01:00PMCoffee Break + Jomaa Prayer
  • 12:30 – 02:30PMWorkshop (1-B)Cloud Computing Workshop (B)
  • 01:30 – 02:30PMPlenary Session (3)Prospects and trends in remote sensing and the role of ISPRS
    Prof. Christian Heipk
    Professor of photogrammetry and remote sensing at Leibniz Universität Hannover,
    President of ISPRS
  • 02:30 – 03:30PMLunch
  • 03:30 – 05:30PMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (8)Technical Session (9)Technical Session (10)
    Workshop (2)DBAR Water Special Session, on “ EO DATA AND SCIENCE FOR WATER SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA 
  • Day 3 – Saturday 27th October 201809:00 – 10:00AMPlenary Session (4)Ground-Based Passive UV-Vis Remote Sensing of Air Quality: Setting the stage for satellite validation and enhanced environmental monitoring in Africa
    Dr. Nader Abuhassan
    Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt MD, USA and Robert J Swap (NASA GSFC, Greenbelt MD, USA)
  • 10:00 – 11:30AMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (11)Technical Session (12)Technical Session (13)
    Workshop (3)Africa Space Entrepreneurship
  • 11:30 – 12:00PMCoffee Break
  • 12:00 – 01:00PMPlenary Session (5)Earth Observation Solutions addressing SDGs in support of key environmental challenges
    Dr. Hesham El-Askary
    Prof. of Remote Sensing and Earth Systems Science
    Director Computational & Data Sciences Graduate Programs
    Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations
    Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University, USA
  • 01:00 – 02:00PMLunch
  • 02:00 – 03:00PMPlenary Session (6)Policy Considerations for Remote Sensing in Africa
    Ms. Krystal Wilson
    Director of Space Applications Programs at Secure World Foundation
  • 02:30 – 04:30PMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (14)Technical Session (15)
  • 03:00 – 04:00PMAARSE General Assembly Meeting
  • Gala Dinner
  • Day 4 – Sunday 28th October 201809:00 – 10:00AMPlenary Session (7)Earth Observation Service: Key pillar of the African Outer Space Programme in support to the implementation of the Agenda 2063
    Dr. Tidiane Ouattara
    Prof., Space Science Expert and GMES & Africa Program Coordinator, Science and Technology Division Human Resources,
    Science and Technology Department,African Union Commission
  • 10:00 – 11:00AMPoster Session
  • 11:00 – 11:30AMCoffee Break
  • 11:30 – 01:30PMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (14)Technical Session (15)
    Workshop (4)Africa Space Community
  • 01:30 – 02:30PMLunch
  • Entertainment Program + City Tour
  • Day 5 – Monday 29th October 201809:00 – 10:00AMPlenary Session (8)Needs, prospects and vision for an Integrated Geospatial Framework in Africa
    Dr. Andre Nonguierma
    Chief GiSS at UNECA
  • 10:00 – 11:40AMTechnical SessionsTechnical Session (16)Technical Session (17)Technical Session (18)Technical Session (19)
  • 11:40 – 12:40PMCoffee Break
  • 12:40 – 01:40PMClosing Session