Data Acquisition, Algorithms and Applications

Northern environments are undergoing rapid changes with the greatest shifts in temperature and some of the most extreme shifts in seasonal timing globally. Remote Sensing has enabled scientists to study and predict phenomena over large spatial and temporal scales. However, Earth observation data are being collected with increasing spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions, arguably at a faster pace than the development of algorithms for processing and analysing these data. The Nordic Remote Sensing Conference 2019 (NoRSC’19) will provide a transdisciplinary platform for researchers in both academia and industry, involved in the acquisition, analysis and applications of remotely sensed data  to share their knowledge for the advancement of the field. It will also serve as a forum for networking to promote collaborative projects. 

NoRSC’19 seeks to strengthen the cooperation between institutes and research groups in Earth Observation, taking inspiration from the Nordic Remote Sensing Days organised jointly by the Norwegian Space Centre and the Tromsø Centre for Remote Technology in 2011 and by the Finnish Remote Sensing Club in 2009. NoRSC’19 will bring together researchers in the broad field of Remote Sensing in, but not restricted to, the Nordic and Arctic countries. Topics include the acquisition of data from satellite, airborne, terrestrial or under-water platforms, development of algorithms for data processing and analysis, and the use of derived metrics in applications across disciplines. The sessions will be non-thematic to facilitate exchange of ideas across groups.

Keynote speakers

Dr Samantha Lavender
Managing Director, Pixalytics & Honorary Reader in Geomatics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK  

Dr Lorenzo Bruzzone
Director, Remote Sensing Laboratory & Professor of Telecommunications, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy  

Preliminary Programme at a glance

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

14:00 – 17:00  Pre-conference workshop/s
17:00 – 18:00  Registration
18:00 – 20:30  Icebreaker Welcome Reception, AIAS Hall

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

08:30 – 09:00  Registration and Coffee
09:00 – 17:00  Keynotes, Session Talks, Posters & Exhibition
18:00 – 19:00  Guided tour of the ARoS Art Museum
19:00 – 21:30  Conference dinner at ARoS

Thursday, 19 September 2019

09:00 – 14:45  Keynote, Session Talks, Posters & Exhibition
14:45 – 15:30  Coffee & Conference Closure

Call for abstracts

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts to be considered for a poster or an oral presentation at NoRSC’19.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Laser scanners – Satellite, Airborne, Terrestrial and Bathymetric
  • Nanosatellites
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)
  • LiDAR and Radar
  • Optical and Thermal imagery
  • Data/image classification
  • Data Fusion
  • Processing and analysing ‘Big Data'

Applications in:

  • Archaeology
  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Geomorphology
  • Land Use and Land Cover Mapping
  • Marine science
  • Snow & ice
  • Urban studies (planning & management)

Please submit your abstract in the following format to, with “NoRSC’19 – Abstract” in the subject line:

Type of presentation: [Oral/Poster]
Contact email: [Include institutional email address of the corresponding author]
Abstract: [Max. 300 words]

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2019

You will receive notification of acceptance by 14 May 2019.

Call for Abstracts flyer

Registration and conference fees

Registration is online via the conference page and will open late March 2019. Deadline for registration is 3 September 2019.

Early bird conference fee: DKK 450,-
Register before 28 June 2019 
(fee includes Icebreaker reception, lunches, and coffee)

Conference fee: DKK 650,-
Registration after 28 June 2019
(fee includes Icebreaker reception, lunches, and coffee)

Conference dinner: DKK 550,-
3-course dinner held at the restaurant of the ARoS Art Museum, including a guided tour before the dinner.

Local Organising Committee

Scientific Programme Committee 

  • Allan Aasbjerg Nielsen, DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
  • Anna Neuheimer, AIAS, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Cici Alexander, AIAS, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Erik Næsset, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
  • Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland
  • Geoffrey Brian Groom, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Rønde, Denmark
  • Håkan Olsson, Division of Forest Remote Sensing, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden
  • Petri Pellikka, Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • Rune Solberg, Section for Earth Observation, Norwegian Computing Center, Oslo, Norway
  • Sanna Kaasalainen, Department of Navigation and Positioning, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute (FGI), Masala, Finland
  • Susanne Kratzer, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Victoria Antoci, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark