GRSG AGM 9 – 11 December 2013 ‘Status and developments in geological remote sensing’ , Berlin, Germany

9-11 December 2013 Berlin – 24th GRSG Annual Meeting – ‘Status and developments in geological remote sensing’


The 24th GRSG conference, organised by the GRSG in association with the DGPF, University of Halle-Wittenberg and DLR, will cover a broad range of remote sensing topics, presenting current status in remote sensing and future developments in the diverse fields and applications of geological remote sensing.

Abstracts for oral presentations or posters are invited that present best practice of current status and new developments in the following suggested topic areas:

  • New sensors, technological developments and analytical methods & algorithms
  • Bridging the divide between data and applications
  • Applied use of RS:
    • Mineral exploration
    • Oil & Gas
    • Geological applications (geological mapping, lithological classification, tectonics, seismology)
    • Geomorphology
    • Geohazards, engineering/geotechnical, and environmental/contamination
    • Terrain, bathymetry and DEM analytical techniques
    • Classification, multi-temporal analysis and modelling
  • Planetary science & comparative geomorphology
  • Hyperspectral &Multispectral;
  • Radar / InSAR;
  • Optical& high resolution;
  • Data-fusion

The conference aims to encourage debate in future directions, collaboration and best practice in geological remote sensing. Relevant discussion topics include:

  • User requirements
  • Student & early career advice, support and student showcase

Strength of GRSG meetings – Collaboration:

A particular strength of GRSG meetings is that the meetings attract a range of attendees from industry, academia and suppliers.  This mix provides for a highly effective forum for sharing latest developments, networking and collaboration. 

Strength of GRSG

Keynotes: Keynote speakers invited to present high quality presentations in key geological remote sensing topic areas.

Previous Conferences: Click here for more information.

GRSG conferences attract an international attendance. The December 2012 3-day meeting attracted more than 150 attendees from 23 countries, with representatives from geological surveys, research institutes, academia, mining, oil and gas companies and from specialist remote sensing companies and suppliers, amongst others.


Berlin: GRSG meetings attract an international audience. The usual venue for GRSG annual meetings is in London. Although in recent years GRSG have also held meetings in Italy (Frascati), France (Paris) and the US (Houston). The Berlin meeting provides an opportunity for engaging with remote sensing practitioners in central Europe. Berlin has excellent transport links, being easily accessible for international attendees.

Conference venue = Sachsen-Anhalt Landesvertretung, Luisenstrasse 18, Berlin-Mitte, 10117 Berlin. The representative office of Saxony-Anhalt Lander, a very centrally located venue, 400m from Reichstag, in the political, historic and cultural centre of Berlin. Berlin international airports of Tegel and Schönefeld are only 30-45 minutes by public transport. Abundance of accommodation options to suit any budget.

Conference venue

Conference language = English

Conference exhibition = Meet leading suppliers, developers, industry end-users and practitioners in Remote sensing. Booths available (contact for more information).

Sponsorship opportunities (Conference Sponsor):

Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsorship levels are available to Conference Sponsors, with a range of benefits to help promote your organization (exhibition booths + range of other opportunities), contact for further information. 

Social & networking events:

download social events flyer with locations map

Ice-breaker: Sunday, December 08, 7:30pm, Restaurant Daimlers, Unter den Linden 14, Berlin-Mitte with access to Daimler-Benz showroom.

Wine reception: Monday, December 09, 5:30pm, Conference Venue, Luisenstrasse 18, Berlin-Mitte.

Conference dinner: Tuesday, December 10, 7:00pm, Museum fuer Naturkunde (Museum of Natural Sciences), “World of Dinosaurs” Hall, Invalidenstrasse 43, Berlin-Mitte, with access to part of museum as below.

Word of Dinosaurs
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Opportunity to meet experts and practitioners in varied fields of remote sensing.

Opportunity to present either a full presentation or quick-fire presentation (linked to poster).

Reduced registrationfees + student travel bursaries available (up to maximum £150).

Key Dates:

Call for papers opens:   1 May 2013

Registration opens: 15 May 2013

Deadline for abstracts:  1 September 2013

Abstracts (Oral presentations or posters): Title, author(s) and 300 word abstract should be sent to:

Please submit abstracts using this pro-forma Word document



Online registration – Payment by credit/debit card or PayPal.

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Payment will be made via PayPal, you may use debit/credit cards without need for pre-registering for PayPal or you can also use your PayPal account if you have one already.
If you prefer to be invoiced (rather than make payment on-line) please send a request for your specific registration and/or sponsorship requirements to

Registration fees:

Discounts for GRSG members, Geol Soc members, RSPSoc members or DGPF members and for early-bird registrations.


Abstracts volume will be compiled and provided to conference attendees and conference sponsors.

Presentations (subject to author permissions) will be made available post-conference on GRSG website.

No conference proceedings are planned – full papers not required. 

Registration Fees:

Earlybird up to 15th October

200 Euro non-members (3 days) or 160 per day

100 Euro members (GRSG, Geol Soc and DGPF) for 3 days or 80 per day

30 Euro students and retired (3 days) 

After 15th October

275 Euro non-members for 3 days or 160 euro per day

150 Euro members for 3 days or 80 euro per day

30 Euro students and retired

Sponsorship levels & benefits:

Bronze: 300 Euro 1 delegates, logo and bags

Silver: 650 Euro 2 delegates, logo and bags, sponsor of lunches, booth

Gold: 900 Euro + 3 delegates, logo and bags, opportunity to sponsor social event, booth


 Click here to download a PDF version: Call for papers AGM 2013

 Click here to download a PDF version (1 page flyer) Call for Papers AGM 2013

The deadline for the student travel bursary application for the GRSG AGM 2013 is Friday the 27.09.2013Please be aware that the deadline for the AGM student travel bursary is independent of the abstract deadline.

Find out more about the GRSG Student Travel Bursaries at: 


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