Digital Earth is a global initiative to construct a comprehensive virtual representation of the planet. It is a collaborative effort between Earth sciences, space sciences and information sciences to monitor and forecast natural and human phenomena. The International Society for Digital Earth is a non-political, non-governmental and not- for-profit international organization, principally for promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.
This planned Digital Earth Summit will focus on how Digital Earth technology and activities has contributed or will contribute to ESD (Education for Sustainable Development). Digital Earth technology is one of the key technologies to support ESD by visualizing complicated earth system, social system, not only for current situation but from past to future. We planned Digital Earth Summit on the occasion of UNESCO's World Conference on ESD that will be held in Nagoya, Japan Nov. 10-12, 2014.