International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

In 2021 a joint initiative of Belgium and The Netherlands

On behalf of the technical committee of the 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) we would like to thank all of you for your inspiring enthusiasm to join IGARSS 2021. With more than 2600 abstract submissions we look forward to set up an incredible program and welcome you for the first ever hybrid edition of IGARSS.

While we continue to monitor and address the impact of COVID-19, the IGARSS 2021 Organizing Committee nevertheless looking for conference format that will enable a broader participation of the geoscience and remote sensing community. IGARSS 2021 will be held physically at the Square-Brussels, with an option to participate virtually through an on-line platform, from Monday, 12th of July till Friday, the 16th of July 2021. More information about this hybrid format can be found here.

In the meanwhile, stay safe and we look forward to meeting you at IGARSS 2021 in Brussels!

IGARSS 2021 in Brussels!

On behalf of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society and the IGARSS 2021 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 41th annual IGARSS symposium, the first ever hybrid edition of IGARSS. We welcome you to join us physically in Brussels or virtually via our IGARSS 2021 virtual event platform. More information about this hybrid format can be found here.

The conference organisation is a joint effort of the Low Countries, the Netherlands and Belgium, with Crossing Borders as the overall theme of the conference.

Crossing Borders

  • Between Countries and Research Institutes
  • Between Types of Platforms (from satellites to drones)
  • Between Data Sources
  • Between Disciplines

Brussels is a vibrant, multicultural and multilingual city in the heart of Europe. Befitting its role as capital of the European Union, it sits at the crossroads of several nations and cultures. Although it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities worldwide, with residents from 184 countries, it retains a unique distinct culture of its own, steeped in 1000 years of history.

Whether you are into local gastronomy, pub life, art or architecture, Brussels offers it all in spades and temperate climate that makes it ideal to enjoy all year long.

Eager to explore beyond the city limits? Brussels is surrounded by a string of beautiful towns such as Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp. Due to its central location and ease of accessibility, it is only a short train ride away from major European hubs such as Paris, London, Amsterdam and Cologne.

Kind regards,
Joost VANDENABEELE and Ramon Hanssen
IGARSS 2021 general Chairs


Registration Open

Online registration is now open.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Possibilities

The IGARSS 2021 sponsorship & exhibition possibilities are available. Discover more to join our virtual exhibition.

Important Dates

The important dates and deadlines have been amended. Click here to check all dates.


The IGARSS 2021 committee is pleased to announce three keynotes speakers. Click here to discover more.

Important Note

Please check our IGARSS 2021 website regularly as information can be changed considering COVID-19 regulations.

IGARSS 2021 in Brussels

We look forward to meeting you in Brussels, the heart of Europe, for IGARSS 2021.