Precision Agriculture is a multidisciplinary approach to modern agriculture. It is using methods and techniques from other disciplines such as geostatistics, sensors, remote sensing, automation, ICT, etc. to help farmers increase their productions and product quality and reducing at the same time the environmental impact of agriculture. It has been in constant evolution since first developing stages in the late 80s/early 90s.
The size of ECPA meetings (200-250 attendees) allows focusing on specific topics related to all PA practices while discovering what our colleagues are working on, enabling synergies and co-operation. After 18 years, the 9th European Conference on Precision Agriculture will be held in Lleida (Catalonia, Spain) under the auspices of the Universitat de Lleida and the International Society of Precision Agriculture.
The 26th International Cartographic Conference will be held in Dresden in August 2013. This conference returns to Germany again, with ICA conferences being held previously in Germany in Frankfurt in 1962 and Cologne in 1993. The International Cartographic Conferences take place every two years. 2013 sees the conference in the "Florence of the North".
It will bring together cartographers and GI Science specialists from across the globe to Dresden for the International Cartographic Conference - ICC 2013. The conference will provide a forum for the presentation of scientific papers illustrating the efforts of the research community, professional papers describing the cutting-edge methods employed by mapping organisations, meetings of the ICA Commissions and Working Groups, furthering their international collaborative efforts to advance knowledge and techniques in cartography, map exhibitions and the chance to meet again with colleagues and friends.
The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group on Health (WG VIII/2) is organizing its 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health in collaboration with the MEDGEO-2013 to bring together a wider group of cross-disciplinary participants.
This symposium will discuss the advances and trends of Earth-observing and geospatial technologies, with special emphasis on examining how the natural environment contributes to air-borne, water-borne, soil-borne, infectious/zoonotic, and geological materials and process-induced diseases and hazards.
The mission of this symposium is to bridge the geospatial science, Earth science and health science communities exploring synergies of mutual expertise to improve our overall health and well-being.
This symposium includes oral and poster presentations, and workshops. Topics of interest are: Public Health Surveillance; Earth Observing Data for Health Applications; Data, Modeling and Information Systems; Air Pollution Estimation for Health Impact; Infectious Diseases; Coastal Health and Hazards; and Global Climate Variability Impact on Health. You are invited to propose a topic that relates to application of geospatial technologies in health science research and practice.