ACRS was first organized in 1980 in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then, ACRS conferences were conducted in many Asian cities with the voluntary participation of the host country and researchers, educators, professionals, and students coming from all over the world.
It was in 1998 that the 19th ACRS was organized in Manila, Philippines. For the past three years, ACRS has been organized in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (2014), Bali, Indonesia (2013), and Pattaya, Thailand (2012). This year 2015, it will be the 36th ACRS, and the Philippines will be the host country for the second time around. It will be jointly organized by AARS and the Philippine Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (PhilGRSS).
ACRS 2015: Fostering Resilient Growth in Asia
This year, ACRS 2015 will bring together students, researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners from developed and developing countries from and around Asia to share insights into the challenges and opportunities of Remote Sensing and related geospatial technologies in building resiliency and encouraging economic growth and development in one, dynamic Asia. The conference takes place at a significant moment when disasters and climate change continues to negatively impact our people and the community. The conference, therefore, will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn and explore how Remote Sensing will help us build resiliency to these disturbances and to strengthen our capability to adapt to stress and change.