The conference will be hosted by EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.
The main conference will be held from February 2nd to 4th, 2022.
Dr. Argyro Kavvada.
Dr. Argyro Kavvada is the Program Manager for Sustainable Development Goals Activities at NASA’s Earth Science Division Applied Sciences Program. Her work promotes uses of Earth science applications and research to advance sustainable development around the world, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). She also serves as the Executive Director for the international Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) initiative. In 2020, she received the NASA Headquarters Honor Award for Excellence in Innovation for her global leadership in accelerating Earth observation uses for sustainable development. Dr. Kavvada will deliver a keynote about EO4SDG focused on EO applications for urban monitoring, and to make cities and human settlements resilient, equitable and sustainable.
Johnny Miller is a photographer and multimedia storyteller based in South Africa and the USA. He is interested in exploring social justice issues from the ground and from the air. His photographic project
Unequal Scenes has garnered widespread praise and been featured in many of the world’s top publications. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Code For Africa and a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the London School of Economics. Johnny is also the co-founder of
africanDRONE, a pan-African organization committed to using drones for good.
Carlos H. Jaramillo.
Architect and Urban Planner, director of the Medellín's Planning Office from 2007 to 2009, and several times acting mayor of Medellín. His interests are public policies, urban planning and the socio-economic models of development. Carlos will deliver a keynote about the urban transformation of Medellin in recent decades.
Topics include (but are not limited to):
The idea to organize an international workshop on urban remote sensing, jointly sponsored by IEEE GRSS (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society) and ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) was put in practice for the first time by the GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote sensing and data fusion over urban areas (URBAN) held in Rome (2001). Editions of URBAN followed in Berlin (2003) and Tempe (2005). In parallel to these activities a series of workshops named Remote sensing of urban and suburban areas (URS) were organized in Regensburg (1997, 2001, 2003), Istanbul (2002), and Tempe (2005).
After the common workshop in Tempe (2005), the 4th GRSS/ISPRS Joint Workshop on Remote sensing and data fusion over urban areas (URBAN) and the 6th International Symposium on Remote sensing of urban areas (URS) were jointly held in Paris (2007). The meeting was named Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE). The last JURSEs were held in Shangai (2009), Munich (2011), Sao Paulo (2013), Lausanne (2015), Dubai (2017), and Vannes (2019).