Sunday, April 22, 2007

Convention session during and Hungarian contribution to the ENVISAT symposium

Dr.Volker Liebig and Dr.Jeff Tschirley at the UGPM Meeting.
Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007


On Tuesday 24 April 2007 a Convention session will take place in Montreaux during the ENVISAT symposium.
The context will be clarified by a Panel including Secretary General of the RAMSAR Convention as well as Volker Liebig, Director of ESA ESRIN and Jeff Tschirley, Chief of the Environmental Assessment and Management at FAO, both active drivers of UGPM, the UN spatial data infrastructure related meeting of the global partners held in Frascati 7 weeks ago.
There will be two sessions devoted to:
Understanding and Monitoring the Global Environment
including presentations on
"Land Cover Observations to support the Rio-Conventions"
"DUE GlobeCover - a Global Land Cover Service with MERIS"
and
Supporting the convention
Space for UNFCCC, the DUE Kyoto Inventory and GSE Forest Monitoring projects
Space for UNCCD and the DUE Desert Watch project
Space for RAMSAR and the DUE GlobeWetland project
Space for UNCBD and the DUE Biodiversity project
Space for the World Heritage Convention and the BEGo project

The ENVISAT Symposium will be actively participated by Hungarian scientists including Gabor Csornai, Head of the FÖMI Remote Sensing Centre and his team members. They will deliver two lectures as follow:
Disaster monitoring with the integrated utilization of ENVISAT and
other satellite data sets in the 2004-2006 period in Hungary
Gábor Csornai, Zsuzsanna Suba, Gizella Nádor, István László, Csaba Wirnhardt
and
Monitoring of forest damage caused by gypsy moth in Hungary using
ENVISAT MERIS data (2005-2006)
Gizella Nádor, István László, Zsuzsanna Suba ,Gábor Csornai

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