Irish remote sensing conference

7th Irish Earth Observation Symposium

24-25th October 2013

Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, Dublin


Big Data for Earth Observation


The Annual Irish Earth Observation Symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the Irish Earth Observation sector to meet and present their work.

The theme of the 2013 symposium is Big Data for Earth Observation and the integration of remote sensing data streams with other information to provide direct services to end users. As usual presentations covering all other aspects of remote sensing research in Ireland will be welcome: both pure research and applications.

The Symposium will take place over two days in the conference suite of the Teagasc Ashtown Research Centre, with invited speakers on the topic of Big Data for Earth Observation, research and commercial presentations, and networking opportunities.

There is no registration charge for this Symposium thanks to sponsorship. More information on registration to follow.

The call for papers is now open – please submit a 300 word abstract for consideration for oral presentation (20 minutes) or posters. Deadline for submissions is 30 September. Please email abstracts to

Two New MSc programmes from September 2013 in GIS in Dublin

The Spatial Information Sciences Group of the Dublin Institute of Technology (School of Surveying and Construction Management) is very pleased to announce


Two New MSc programmes from September 2013.


MSc degree programmes are offered in

Geospatial Engineering and in Geographic Information Science in both full-time and part-time modes.


These new programmes will complement the existing part-time MSc in Spatial Information Management and full-time BSc in Geomatics.


The programmes are aimed at expanding the knowledge of graduates who have already obtained degrees in disciplines related to geospatial engineering and geographic information science.  Applications are invited from graduates of Engineering, Geography, Science, Geomatics, Archaeology, Planning, Environmental Science, Computing and Information Technology but graduates of other discipline areas will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

The programme is also aimed at practitioners and professionals in the geospatial or related discipline areas who wish to expand their knowledge and qualifications in these exciting and evolving domains.


In full-time mode, the programmes are delivered over 13 months from the 3rd week in September to mid October.  In part-time mode the programmes are delivered over two years.


The closing date for applications is 30th August 2013


Full programme details, including how to apply and the tuition fees, may be found at:


PgDip & MSc in Geographic Information Science


MSc in Geospatial Engineering



Details of the existing part-time MSc in Spatial Information Management may be found at:


Finally: Europe Permits Free Access to Sentinel Earth Observation Data |

Taking a Cue from U.S. Landsat and GPS Programs, Europe Permits Free Access to Sentinel Earth Observation Data |


Lets hope they dont put the usual hoops and hurdles in the way