Thematic Areas

  • - Land Management, Policy & Development
  • - Agriculture & Food Security
  • - Biodiversity Conservation & Blue Economy
  • - Innovations & Data

Who Should Attend

  • - Policy Makers
  • - Earth Observation Experts
  • - Researchers
  • - Community Leaders
  • - Government Officers
  • - Academic Institutions
  • - Technical GIS Experts
  • - Developers
  • - Lecturers
  • - Students and many more

Benefits of Participating

  • - Global Networking Platform
  • - Industry Driven Content
  • - Engage with experts
  • - Show case your work
  • - Best Abstracts Awards
  • - Key Note Speakers

In every aspect of our life, communities at all levels, not only need information access in decision making but also the capacity to use the information and make sense out of it. The information on the earth systems (the Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Cryosphere, and Geosphere) and the relationship and interaction among them has been generated and shared through various platforms and initiatives focusing on interdisciplinary approach, learning and adaptation. The impacts of this interactions of the aforementioned systems have formed the core to most research, data and technologies all geared towards improving the quality of life not only for the present generation but for the future generation as well.

The theme for this year's conference is

NEXT LEVEL: Space to Community" 

Key Objectives

  • To bring together various user domains within and beyond EO to understand the science policy interaction and policy formulation.
  • To spur ideas around the efficient and effective utilization of various information already accessible for various decision making levels.
  • To enhance partnership, collaboration, learning, layering, communication and evaluation approaches for societal benefits.

A critical step towards achieving a resilient community amidst all the challenges brought about either through natural and anthropogenic interactions has already been achieved and for this we say “Kudos” to the various domains, institutions, organizations, governments, private entities, academia and individuals referred to as “THE COMMUNITY” for promoting information access. Various policies, mandated institutions, technological advancements are already in place as well within our communities and domains of practice. Data and information is received, generated and shared every second, every minute and every day across the year to aid decision making at both individual and institutional levels. Science and policy linkages have been conducted in every sector to promote robust policy formulation. Capacity development in all sectors on new trends and better ways and methodologies of solving societal challenges and building critical skill set that is well empowered has also been achieved.

The Science of Today is the Technology of Tomorrow


Amidst of the advancement and linkages mentioned above, a key question lingers our minds and that’s the question on linking the information from various technologies example space technology to “THE COMMUNITY.” With all the information we already have what is the NEXT LEVEL or step in utilizing this information, the integration among others. Are we able to CONNECT all the services, tools, data, information, methods and work we do in our various fields and domain to the users/community?” RIC 2023 defines the space in the following ways:

  • A continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied.
  • Earth Observation technologies, RS and GIS systems.
  • The dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.
  • Mapping to solve.
  • Technologies applied in other domains example health and financial systems.

RIC 2023 defines the community as: Users of the information from various domains (institutions, organizations, governments, private entities, academia, data providers, villages etc.) In addressing and achieving Sustainable Development Goals, the connection of the services, tools, data, information, methods to the community is critical. The participation of the various user categories of the said COMMUNITY from the data producers to beneficiaries has to be enhanced and perfected. Communication channels and information flow channels revamped and institutionalized within all the listed categories.

As the world focuses on improving the quality of life by utilizing information available on environmental related stress, Urbanization, Urban Growth, Land Conflicts, land Management, Poverty among others. The possibility that comes along with layering or bringing together the various layers of information through integration at various conferences is critical for not only reviewing the information already generated but also avoiding duplication of efforts. At RIC2023, RCMRD and Partners provides you with an excellent opportunity to present your institution, innovations, share experiences, ideas, methods, technological advancements, and engage with key players from the boarder industry from all over the globe on the “NEXT LEVEL” ideas.


The RIC 2023 Sessions are

1. Agriculture and Food Security
2. Biodiversity Conservation and Blue Economy
3. Land Management, Policy & Development
4. Innovations and Data




Venue for RIC2023