Important Dates:

Abstract Submission

18 May 2012

Acceptance Notification

30 June 2012

Final Paper Submission

01 September 2012


Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:






Gold Sponsors

Esri is an exciting company doing important work. Our technology enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales.

At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust us to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet. For more information visit ESRI website

SA-GEO has been established to advocate, promote and facilitate networking of the wider Earth Observations community in South Africa, and to develop and promote the user centric South African Earth Observations System of Systems (SAEOSS) Portal for data discovery and access. SA-GEO and SAEOSS are a direct South African national response to GEO and GEOSS"For more information visit SA-GEO website

Silver Sponsors

European Space Agency (ESA)
Since 1975, the European Space Agency, ESA, has been pooling the resources of its Member States and to build a European space capability in order to undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. Actually ESA has 20 Member States and different Cooperating States. For more information visit ESA website

Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GNSS/GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications and services to provide complete positioning solutions. Trimble solutions serve a variety of industries and applications including engineering and construction, mining , oil and gas, railway, utilities and asset management. For more information visit Trimble website

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) was established in 1999 to coordinate space technology development and applications in Nigeria. The NASRDA Act 2010 provided for the following activities centers: Centre for Space Science and Technology Education, Ile-Ife; Centre for Remote Sensing, Jos; Centre for Satellite Technology Development, Abuja; Centre for Geodesy and Geodynamics, Toro; Centre for Space Transport and Propulsion, Epe; and Centre for Basic Space Science and Astronomy, Nsukka. These Centres, through the supervision of NASRDA, are responsible for facilitating indigenous competence in developing, designing and building appropriate hardware and software in space technology as an essential tool for the nation's socio-economic development and enhancement of the quality of life of Nigerians. As a result, Nigeria has launched three earth observation satellites, namely: NigeriaSat-1, NigeriaSat-2, and NigeriaSat-X. In addition, the country has launched two communication satellites, namely, NigComSat-1 and NigComSat-1R. for more information please visit NASRDA website

Europe's leading space company, Astrium is a major player in the global space industry with extensive world-class experience as prime contractor and an international reputation for excellence across the entire space business - satellite systems, payloads, ground systems, terminals and equipment for a vast range of civil and military applications, a complete range of launch capabilities, orbital systems and manned space activities and a wide portfolio of innovative space-based services.

Through its GEO-Information services, Astrium is recognized as one of the leaders in the geo-spatial information market. It has exclusive access to data from the SPOT, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X and Pléiades satellites allowing it to offer an unrivalled scope of Earth observation products and services. This extensive portfolio covers the entire geo-information supply chain, from the generation of images to the provision of high added-value information to end-users. For more information please visit Astrium website

OCP est fier de contribuer à nourrir une population mons=diale grandissante en lui fournissant des éléments essentiels à la fertilités des sols et à la croissance des plantes.
Fort de ses 90 ans d'expérience, OCP est leader sur le marché du minerai de phosphate et de ses dérivés. OCP, offre ainsi une large gamme de produits fertilisants adaptés pour enrechir les sols, augmenter les rendements agricoles et nourrir le monde de manière économique durable.
Basé au Maroc, Casablanca, OCP travaille en étroite partenariat avec plus de 130 clients sur les 5 continents. For more information please visit OCP website

Bronze Sponsors

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is the world's leading small satellite company, delivering complete mission solutions for remote sensing, science, navigation and telecommunications as well as supplying avionics suites, subsystems and ground infrastructure. SSTL is at the forefront of space innovation, exploiting advances in technologies and challenging conventions, to bring affordable space exploration to our international customers. SSTL employs 450 staff working on satellite platforms, subsystems and optical instruments. Since 1981 SSTL has manufactured and launched 39 satellites as well as providing training and development programmes, consultancy services, and mission studies for ESA, NASA, international governments and commercial customers. Based in Guildford UK, SSTL is owned by Astrium, an EADS company. For more information visit Surrey website

SURVEYORS COUNCIL OF NIGERIA (SURCON), established by CAP 425, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990). Function of the council:

  • Determining what standard of knowledge and skills are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered as members of the profession of Surveying and reviewing those standards from time to time as circumstances may require.
  • Regulating and controlling the practice of the profession of Surveying IN ALL ITS RAMIFICATIONS;
  • Maintaining in accordance with the established Cap discipline within the profession.

For more information please visit Surcon website

Europian Space Imaging (EUSI)
European Space Imaging (EUSI) based in Germany in partnership with Space Imaging Middle East (SIME) from Dubai, are leading suppliers of high-resolution satellite imagery covering Europe, Middle East, North & East Africa and Central Asia.

EUSI is the only European satellite data provider operating its own ground station with direct data up/downlink from WorldView-2, the world's first commercial 8-band high-resolution satellite. Customers benefit from priority direct tasking, efficient area collections and same-day production and delivery.

The WorldView Global Alliance, a strategic relationship between EUSI, SIME and DigitalGlobe, brings together the world's leading global provider of commercial high-resolution imagery products and services, with regional leaders in the geospatial industry. For more information please visit EUSI website

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