Environment

"The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded."
"The complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (such as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival."
"The aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community." 

Sources

Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, s.v. “environment,” accessed April 14, 2021, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/environment.
 

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African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environnement

The African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) was founded in 1992 and was incorporated as an international NGO under Section 21 of the South African Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973). AARSE is a partner of many international organizations such as the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and the IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), and a participating organization of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

GLOBHE

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International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals

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American University of Central Asia

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