EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing institutes, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector. EARSeL is unique in that it represents the interests of these institutes rather than individuals. Currently, there are about 150 member laboratories. Every year EARSeL organizes thematic Workshops of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), but the main meeting is the annual Symposium, which aims to indicate the current trends in remote sensing. All scientists, professionals and researchers involved or interested in the themes of the Symposium are strongly encouraged to present papers according to the listed topics.