ISEO2012 Convenes in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

From 20-23 September, the International Symposium on Earth Observation for Arid and Semi-Arid Environments (ISEO2012) convened in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China. The symposium was hosted by the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CEODE, CAS). The Chinese National Committee of ISDE and Kashgar Sub-Center of CEODE co-organized the symposium. More than 150 researchers and scientists from 20 countries participated in the event. With a theme of “Earth Observation: Illuminating Central Asia”, the symposium was concerned with Earth observation technology and applications in Central Asia, committed to solving problems of global change, resources, and natural hazards for sustainable development of arid and semi-arid regions.

Topics of the symposium included Earth Observation and Digital Earth--Systems, Technology and Data Processing; Earth Observation for the Environment and Ecosystem; Earth Observation for Resources and Disasters; and other related areas of research.

The symposium provided a significant platform for carrying out cooperative research on the environment, ecosystems, hazards, and other topics by utilizing Earth observation and Digital Earth technologies. The central objective of CEODE’s Kashgar Sub-Center, “Towards Central Asia, Based upon Xinjiang”, helped the symposium play roles in promoting sustainable development through international scientific research and cooperation in Central Asia.

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