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Geological Remote Sensing Group Workshop
Advances in Geological Remote Sensing
(Including the Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop)
7-9 December 2011
ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy



The workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in remote sensing, including mapping and monitoring the natural environment, the Earth's resources and geology, and geohazards. This will be a great opportunity to mix with friends and colleagues from industry and academia, listen to presentations on applications and technology, and join in discussions about the future direction of remote sensing.

During the three day meeting you will have the opportunity to hear about advances in remote sensing, new application areas and the way in which the oil and gas industry is embracing earth observation methods.

The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) is a special interest group of the Geological Society of London (GeolSoc) and the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (RSPSoc). The GRSG is an association of enthusiasts keen on the geological aspects of remote sensing. The current membership includes geologists and remote sensing experts employed within industry, academia and government agencies, as well as graduate students. Although the parent bodies are both based in the UK the GRSG is an international organisation with members around the globe. New members are always welcome.

The Oil and Gas Earth Observation group (OGEO) is an initiative, supported by ESA, of representatives from the oil and gas industry and service providers in the earth observation business, to encourage and support their interaction.  After a successful workshop in 2010 the interest group continues to be active to promote the use of remote sensing in the O&G industry and started to liaise with formalized O&G bodies.

Anybody who has an interest in the geological application of remote sensing to the study of The Earth and other planets will be welcomed, no matter whether expert or new to the field. Some of the areas that our current members are involved with include:

• Mineral exploration and processing applications of spectral remote sensing
• Mining and minerals extraction
• Oil exploration and planning
• Geological mapping on the Earth and other planets
• Monitoring/modelling geological processes
• Geotechnical and engineering applications of remote sensing
• Monitoring geohazards such as landslides and earthquakes
• Environmental mapping / monitoring applications ( e.g. for mining or oil & gas project approvals)

The activities of the GRSG include:

• Holding an annual meeting devoted to geological remote sensing
• Producing well-stocked and informative quarterly newsletters
• Disseminating news and events relevant to GRSG members
• Providing funds for research projects through the GRSG student awards
• Organising occasional field trips and other one-off events
• and more...

Want to know more? Visit the GRSG web site;

Membership of the GRSG is not required to attend this event, although new members are always welcome to join and will
enjoy added benefits of being affiliated to the group. (please click here to download the membership form).