Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2021

AEO 2020 has been postponed to 23 – 27 August 2021
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Postponement Announcement

Following the extraordinary ongoing circumstances related to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the local, Australian and global responses and directives,  we have decided to move the inaugural Advancing Earth Observation Forum to 23-27 August 2021.

The forum will still run to its original innovative, interaction-focused format across industry-government-research sectors at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Although Australia has taken enhanced measures to control  the spread of COVID-19, the Organising Committee are committed to ensuring that the health and safety of all our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates, and stakeholders are  prioritised above all else.

The Organising Committee and Earth Observation Australia looks forward to your continuing support and working with you at the Forum!

This is a new forum with a difference!

We are focusing on interacting, participating, and learning from each other.  We also seek outcomes that translate research into real operational processes.

Our Forum is inclusive of the whole earth observation industry irrespective of your community of practice, career stage, and whether you are an earth observation user, researcher, producer or a data, tools and service provider.

Share your ideas and needs with all sectors of the EO community. Connect with potential partners, help shape policy, and learn what others are doing.

The Forum focus is to advance our industry’s capacity and reputation. As a presenter, your interests and expertise will shape our program! So submit your abstracts and workshop proposals now to start shaping the program topics!

Geoscience Australia proudly presents AEO 2021


Welcome and Acknowledgement

We warmly welcome presenters, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to this, Earth Observation Australia Inc.’s inaugural ‘Advancing Earth Observation’ forum.

The Advancing Earth Observation forum will be a unique, engaging and interactive event – the focus is very much on learning, contributing and connecting. This will be achieved through a variety of activities encompassing audience participation, multiple forms of collaboration and learning, and opportunities to build networks.

Our ‘Earth Observation community’ is very diverse, including traditional remote sensing activities that transform images to information, industries that manufacture and operate satellites, aircraft and drones; and the multitude of industry, government and other groups that use products and services delivered from remote sensing for societal, scientific and recreation activities, to name a few.

The idea for a sustainable, inclusive and innovative forum was born out of the ‘areas for action’, as outlined in the 10 year Australian Earth Observation Community Plan 2026. It is a major step in addressing the needs that the community identified during this plan’s development. These include: greater connection and coordination, development of trained professionals, identifying needed infrastructure and generating value.

With your support, this biennial event will exhibit and promote the application, benefits and capabilities of earth observation to a wide and diverse audience and hence improve our community’s ability to deliver essential information and services that are necessary for Australia’s future.

We also acknowledge the significant contributions to the understanding and management of our unique marine and terrestrial environments by the traditional owners, the Turrbal and Yuggera people, and pay our respect to Elders, and leaders in current and future generations.

Stuart Phinn and Sylvia Michael
President and Vice President, Earth Observation Australia Inc.
On Behalf of Advancing Earth Observation Forum Steering Committee
Proudly supported by the University of Queensland and the Joint Remote Sensing Research Program

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