International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

In 2021 a joint initiative of Belgium and The Netherlands

Important Dates

Dear IGARSS participants,

We see a positive trend in the number of vaccinations worldwide.

It seems that the headlock in which Covid-19 has held the world is slowly released.

Yet, for the 2021 edition of IGARSS, it is not feasible to organize the conference in the way we would like, with real people, together in a real venue, in the magnificent city of Brussels.

With much regret, the only responsible choice to make is to organize the conference in ‘virtual’, or ‘on-line’ format.

Nevertheless, we do everything in our power to make IGARSS 2021 much more than a long extended ‘zoom’ session.

In fact, we have a great virtual conference for you. With more than 1,500 oral presentations and more than 1,000 multimedia presentations, you will be able to sample the latest advances with the most achievable people in our discipline: Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

We designed a brand new attractive 3D virtual platform that will enable you to move smoothly within the conference center:

  1. To chat, present, explore, and enable you to catch up with your colleagues and to exchange ideas.
  2. To visit a virtual exhibition with exhibitors, both institutional as well as commercial, who highlight the finest technological advances that they have to offer.
  3. To visit an online job-market, to find new employers or new colleagues for your mission.

So, to be very clear: there will be no on-site IGARSS activities in Brussels this year. Instead, you can enjoy a virtual IGARSS 2021 event and we are excited to give you a flavor of Brussels that may hopefully lead to a physical visit in better times.

Invited Session Proposal Deadline01 November 2020
Invited Session Proposal Results09 November 2020
Paper Submission System On-Line17 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Deadline11 November 2020
Tutorial Proposal Results02 December 2020
Paper Submission Deadline08 January 2021 25 January 2021
Student Paper Competition Deadline08 January 2021 25 January 2021
Travel Support Application Deadline28 February 2021
Summer School: Start Application23 January 2021
Notifications of Acceptance to Authors16 March 2021
Registration (Virtual) Open15 April 2021
Summer School: Application Deadline23 April 2021
Summer School: Notification of Acceptance13 May 2021
Accepted Paper Registration (virtual) Deadline †15 May 2021 22 May 2021
Final Submission of Accepted Papers01 June 2021
Technical programme (virtual)04 June 2021
Sponsorship & Exhibition Application Deadline11 June 2021 (TBC)
Access and update your personal virtual profile7-10 July 2021
Tutorials10-11 July 2021
Virtual IGARSS 202112-16 July 2021
Summer School 202108-10 September 2021

† All the participants with an accepted paper/presentation should register for the virtual conference by 15 May to ensure their participation in the programme. We hope that by June 1st, the COVID situation will be clarified, and you will be asked to confirm your travel to Brussels if you choose to participate to the physical conference. This date is not a deadline to participants without papers.

‡ All the participants with an accepted paper/presentation who choose to participate in the physical conference, will be able to update their registration as of June 1, 2015 and should pay the difference with the physical conference rate no later than June 15, 2021 to ensure their participation in the physical programme. The program will be made final at that point only and the commitment to travel will be binding.

Participants without papers are welcome to register to the physical conference from 1st June till the starting of the conference.

For more information please see the registration page.