Santiago will become the global epicentre of a pioneering international school in Remote Sensing

CiTIUS will host a prestigious IEEE international summer school in June 2024, involving key partners such as the European and US space agencies (ESA - NASA).

The fourth edition of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society's High Performance and Disruptive Computing in Remote Sensing School (HDCRS) is set to consolidate Santiago de Compostela as a leading global learning centre in the field of Remote Sensing. From 4 to 7 June 2024, CiTIUS will bring to the city this event under the supervision of researcher Dora Blanco, in which up to 30 students from different corners of the world will gather to explore the latest innovations in computing technologies applied to Earth observation.

This school serves as an ideal setting for networking with students and young professionals in the field, as well as with researchers and senior professors who are globally recognized leaders in remote sensing. They actively engage in interdisciplinary research involving high-performance computing, cloud computing, quantum computing, and parallel programming models with specialized hardware technologies.

The HDCRS school promises to be an enriching experience, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to leverage the most advanced technologies in remote sensing applications. The school is free, with travel grant opportunities: the organization offers approximately 10 travel grants of $800 each to support participants. The deadline for grant applications is February 20, 2024.

Open Registration

The registration process for this cutting-edge educational event is already underway. Those interested in being part of this experience can enroll on the official HDCRS website: This unique event would not have been possible without the collaboration of key partners, including the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the University of Valencia, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (BOKU), Jagiellonian University, Háskóli Íslands, IEEE Iceland section, EuroCC, EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Opravil Design. All contribute to this collaborative event, offering a unique platform to advance remote sensing and high-performance computing. As June 2024 approaches, anticipation and excitement build, providing young scientists with an excellent opportunity to delve into the latest advancements in the field from the capital of Galicia, Spain.