Applications open for International Conference on Earth Observation 2015

29 Jan 2015 - 11:45

The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation, to be held from 26 to 28 May 2015 at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, is now inviting applications.

The conference is looking at the theme of global solutions for the challenges of sustainable development in societies at risk. It is jointly organised by UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

The application deadline for funded participation is 13 March 2015. Please submit your application for participation online here.

“2015 will be a decisive year for the international community paving the way for sustainable development worldwide. Three important processes, led by the United Nations, are underway: the Post 2015 Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (March 2015), the Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015), and the new Climate Change Agreement (December 2015).

Geoinformation and especially Earth observation provide indispensable data to support informed decision making at the local, national, regional and global level to reduce disaster risks, improve adaptation to climate change, prepare better for unavoidable losses and damages, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development.

The United Nations/Germany International Conference on Earth Observation – Global Solutions for the Challenges of Sustainable Development in Societies at Risk aims at bridging the gap between Earth observation experts and decision makers by identifying Earth observation solutions that match the challenges of governments in societies at risk.

The objectives of the conference are to address important challenges, demonstrate existing solutions, identify future potential, and facilitate collaboration.”

More details are available in the information note, in the agenda, and on the official conference website.