ISDE8 joint CAS-TWAS/GEO special session on digital Earth for disaster risk mitigation

Meeting or Conference
Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the, Center of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (CoE STDM)) (TWAS); Group on Earth Observations, Disasters SBA) (GEO)
26-29 Aug 2013
Malaysia (Kuching, Sarawak)
Borneo Convention Center
The special session is co-organized by the CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (CoE STDM) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The session focuses on advanced technologies (e.g., Earth observation and Digital Earth) for Disaster Risk Management in developing countries. The aim of this special session is to bring together experts in this field and to foster exchange of new ideas. Papers on any of the following and related topics can be submitted to the special session: • Earth observations and digital Earth as tools for disaster management; • Information systems for hydro-meteorological extremes (including floods and droughts); • Geohazards monitoring, alert, and risk assessment; • Wildfire risk assessment and forecasting; • Desertification and land degradation; • Agricultural disaster; • Tsunami and typhoon monitoring and early warning systems;

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Event fee

Early registration: ISDE member - 1,500 MYR, Developed country - 1,950 MYR, Developing country - 1,500 MYR, Student - 600 MYR; Standard registration: ISDE member - 1,800 MYR, Developed country - 2,250 MYR, Developing country - 1,800 MYR, Student - 750 MYR

How to register

Please register online.

Early registration ends 21 July 2013.

Abstract submission All individuals involved in research, extension and technology of Earth observation, digital Earth, and disaster management are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral presentation. Abstracts must be submitted electronically to the Co-Chairs and should be 250-500 words in length. All submissions should be in English. Abstract submission guidelines online Submission due: July 26, 2013 Acceptance notifications: July 31, 2013 Financial support

For early- and mid-career scientists from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America wishing to increase scientific knowledge of disaster mitigation and space technology, CoE STDM will award travel grants for selected participants presenting their research at this special session. In the event that applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority.


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