Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2020

28 September – 2 October 2020
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia


The Organising Committee understands that you may have concerns about the impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has on your attendance at AEO 2020.
To that end, we are monitoring and will accept advice from both the Queensland and Federal Government Health Departments to ensure that AEO 2020 will be a safe and enjoyable Forum for all attendees.

Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide regular updates as they come to hand.

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!

Call for abstracts and workshops now open!

Abstract submissions are now open for AEO 2020.
The Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2020 will be accepting abstracts for the following submission types:

  1. Pechakucha
  2. Posters and pitches
  3. Technical sessions presentations

Additionally, if you have a proposal for a half or full day hands-on workshop, we’d like to hear from you. There are limited sessions in this category.

Geoscience Australia proudly presents AEO 2020


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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