The theme of the symposium is The GEOSS era: towards operational environmental monitoring, and contains five parallel streams: Earth observation supporting disaster management and situational awareness; Briefings from space agencies; GEO forest carbon; Space policies; A panel on climate and water, and; A vision for the future.
With 800 abstracts and 600 attendees from more than 60 countries – including 35 attendees from NASA – the symposium will officially run at the Exhibition Center until April 14, but there is also a number of side-meetings and post-symposium workshops until April 15.
Instead of posters, the symposium this year is using electronic presentations that will enable speakers to present their digital papers at programmed times, but also at other times for those who may have missed a presentation of interest.
The hosts of the symposium are the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute in Australia (SSSI), the International Center for Remote Sensing of the Environment (ICRSE), and the CSIRO.
The platinum sponsor is NASA, the gold sponsors are ESA and ESRI, and the silver sponsors are Digital Globe and Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
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