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The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium.

Announcement of 9th GEOSS  Asia-Pacific Symposium, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 11-13 January, 2017
Announcement of 9th GEOSS  Asia-Pacific Symposium, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 11-13 January, 2017

The 9th GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 11-13 January, 2017, will address the theme of Earth Observations Supporting the Implementation of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region.

The Symposium is being organized by Japan GEO and the GEO Secretariat, with the support of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

The Symposium will focus on responses and contributions to the societal needs and partnerships for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and related international frameworks such as the Paris Agreement, and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Each country will report on progress made in implementing GEOSS since the last Asia-Pacific Symposium in June, 2015 in China. Parallel sessions are being organized which focus on the following topics:

  • GEOSS Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI);
  • Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON);
  • The GEO Carbon and GHG Initiative;
  • Ocean and Society in the AP region; and
  • Agriculture and Food Security (GEOGLAM).

The Symposium includes plenary sessions for summaries and report-outs from the parallel sessions, and for discussion of ideas regarding future collaboration in contribution to the SDGs. A detailed agenda is available here.

The Symposium will take place at the Tokyo International Exchange Center, Plaza Heisei in Tokyo. Details on registration, hotels and related matters will be available on the Symposium website.

A workshop is being co-organized by the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), ICSU World Data System, the Future Earth and GEO on Earth Observation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals – The case of urban areas in Asia, at the Science Council of Japan from 16th to 18th January, 2017. For more information, please go to the IR3S website.

 

 
 

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