Benefiting from Earth Observation - Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

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04/10/2010 to 06/10/2010


The international symposium on ‘Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 4-6 October 2010.

The main objective of the international symposium is to foster regional and international cooperation to promote the use and access to earth observation for improved scientific knowledge and understanding for adaptation to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region.
Besides inaugural and valedictory sessions by prominent speakers, there will be six session themes from scientists, researchers, development practitioners, policy makers and donors from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and beyond. The themes are:

Remote sensing of cryosphere
Spatial decision support systems for ecosystem management
• Space-based information for disaster management
Land cover change and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)
• Transboundary air pollution monitoring
• Spatial data infrastructure for climate change adaptation

The symposium will also bring together regional and international space agencies, and earth observation related partners from industry to exhibit relevant data and products in parallel with the technical sessions. A special event will be organised for young people and students for raising awareness of Earth observation and climate change. The symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for mutual sharing as well as regional and international networking.

Important deadlines

For paper presentation                                                         
Submission of abstracts 30 Jun 2010
Notification of acceptance 15 Jul 2010
Registration (for presenters) 30 Jul 2010
Submission of print ready version 24 Sept 2010

For poster presentation
Submission of abstracts 30 Jul 2010
Notification of acceptance 15 Aug 2010

For poster presenters: 31 Aug 2010
Last date for registration(for all participants) 31 Aug 2010

For more details, please visit: or email to symposium2010 [at]


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