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Experts discuss EO, environment change at ISRSE in China

Beijing: Over 1000 experts participated in the 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) held in Beijing. Stalwarts, from more than 50 countries, debated on the theme, “Earth Observation and Global Environmental Change”.

Wang Qinmin, Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People”s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Bai Chunli, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences attended the conference. BaiChunli said that this kind of conference is being held in China for the first time. “The conference is not only an international remote sensing community event, but also a big event within the Chinese remote sensing community. Today”s remote sensing technology has become an important means of observing the Earth,” he added.

Barbara Ryan, Secretary-General of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) congratulated the newly founded Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth and appreciated the Chinese government for their prompt earthquake relief measures.

XuGuanhu, Chairman of the International Steering Committee of the General Assembly, remote sensing of the Earth by the Academic Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the International Committee of Experts said that remote sensing technology provides indispensable economic and social development support to China.

The 35th ISRSE was hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), and was co-organised by the International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). The five-day event had sessions on topics like climate change, agriculture, food crisis, poverty, hunger, forestry, ecosystems and biodiversity, emergency management, etc.

Around 34 exhibitors from private and government agencies participated in the exhibition. Astrium, PCI Geomatics, ESRI, ENVI, Beijing Space Eye were the main sponsors of the event. Geospatial Media & Communications, ASM, Geoconnexion, Coordinates were media partners of the conference.

Source: Our Correspondent