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The session will gather experts in the use of remote sensing from different regions to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health matters. Partcipants will receive a copy of the policy brief "Fostering the use of satellite Remote Sensing to support Plant Health surveillance activities" jointry produced by Eurisy and Euphresco.

The following four themes will be discussed in a series of workshops, scientific and regulatory symposia and side events:

  • plant health and international trade;
  • the potential of plant health to contribute to a hunger-free world;
  • plant health’s contribution to climate action and the preservation of life on land;
  • plant health and development.

Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) technologies are now ubiquitous in everyday life: they are incorporated in electronic devices and are used by the public, surveyors, and geoscientists on a regular basis. In developing countries in particular, GNSS applications offer cost-effective solutions that make it possible to foster economic and social development without neglecting the need to preserve the environment, thus promoting sustainable development.

Current GNSS include the Global Positioning System (GPS), the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) and the European Satellite Navigation System (Galileo). There are also two regional systems, the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) system and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), as well as various augmentation systems designed to improve one or more GNSS qualities, such as accuracy, robustness, and signal availability.

The availability of GNSS…