5th Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover--Frontiers in Earth Observation for Land System Science
2014-03-17 to 2014-03-18
Landsat-8 and the upcoming Sentinels, together with an increasing number of free-access EO data archives open up new possibilites for space-based analysis of land use and land cover chance. This first joint workshop of the EARSeL SIG LULC and NASA's LCLUC Science Team focuses on the new frontiers in remote sensing analyses that result from these new possibilities. The workshop is organized along four themes:
- New sensors and emerging opportunities for land use and land cover monitoring
- Advances in Land-Cover and Land-Use Science using Earth Observations
- Mining the archives: better use of existing data for long-term LUCC studies
- Frontiers in Remote Sensing of Land Cover and Land Use
GLP-OSM 2014 Land Transformations: Between Global Challenges and Local Realities
2014-03-19 to 2014-03-21
The 2014 Global Land Project Open Science Meeting will synthesize and discuss the role of the land system as a platform for human-environment interactions, connecting local land use decisions to global impacts and responses.
Main conference themes:
Rethinking land change transitions: drastic changes in land cover and subtle changes in land management
Local land users in a tele-connected world: the role of human decision making on land use as both a driver and response to global environmental change
Impacts and responses: land systems changes to mitigate global environmental change impacts and adapt to increasing demands for food, fuel and ecosystem services
Land governance: the ways in which alternative approaches to governance of land resources can enhance the sustainability transition
International Workshop on Soil Change Matters
2014-03-24 to 2014-03-27
The workshop is designed to bring together practitioners in policy, science and management to address the questions –
? What is changing in soil?
? Why does it matter (impact, extent, critical thresholds, system collapse) or does it? Who cares and who pays?
? How do we measure change and are we monitoring important changes?
? How fast are changes occurring and expected to occur?
? Should anything be done about these changes - science understanding, technical ability to measure and monitor change, policies for intervention or prevention.
2014 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
2014-03-31 to 2014-04-03
Washinton, DC, USA
The 2014 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will take place at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on March 31 - April 3, 2014. The theme of the 15th annual conference is "Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda: Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact.”
USAID and the World Bank are committed to strengthening land tenure and property rights to address the challenges affecting emerging economies. As in past years, USAID will serve as a conference partner and sponsor. According to Tim Fella, USAID Land Tenure and Conflict Advisor, “USAID invests in and is committed to the success of this annual conference because it is the premier land event, and one of the best opportunities to influence ideas and practice in property rights.”
Workshop: Land Information Systems for Smart Cities
2014-05-08 to 2014-05-09
Geospatial Media and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe organized the two-day workshop Land Information Systems for Smart Cities
, which will be part of the Geospatial World Forum event. This Forum is a biannual international conference and exhibition, which supports dialogue on geospatial technologies and their role in promoting economic and social development.
4th iLEAPS Science Conference "Terrestrial ecosystems, atmosphere, and people in the Earth system
2014-05-12 to 2014-05-16
· Dynamic processes in the land-atmosphere-society continuum
· Sustainable management of human-dominated environments
· Topical regions: high latitudes and developing countries
· Multidisciplinary observations and modelling of land-atmosphere-society interactions
2nd International Conference on Environmental and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development--Incorporating Environmental Economics, Toxicology and Brownfields
2014-05-14 to 2014-05-16
The Conference will discuss how to assess the impact of economic constraints on the environment, considering the social aspects as well as any resulting environmental damage. The overuse of natural resources and the resulting pollution of the environment need to be better understood in financial terms.
20th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management
2014-06-09 to 2014-06-13
Challenges of Urban and Rural Transformation
For centuries, one of the visible signs of the interdependence of natural resource management and societal processes was the relationship between urban and rural areas. Natural products and services were provided by rural areas, in exchange for labor, trade and cultural services offered by the urban areas. Current megatrends such as climate change, urbanization, energy demand and an increasing land-use competition lead to spatial transformation all around the globe and to a state of transition. This transformation affects both rural and urban areas and requires changes on all levels of society, economy and politics.
The 20th ISSRM will put a focus on these changes, their societal impacts and the potential to mitigate their effects on natural resources and humankind.
2014-07-01 to 2014-07-04
Key questions for the conference are: Will REDD+ actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions and do we have sufficient knowledge of carbon storage in complex land use systems to be able to address this question effectively? Can implementation be monitored adequately at different scales? What governance and property regimes emerge and how do these affect notions of citizenship? And how might REDD+ and the so-called safeguards affect people’s rights, livelihoods and biodiversity?
8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior (BIOGEOMON 2014)
2014-07-13 to 2014-07-17
The focus of BIOGEOMON is on the biogeochemistry of forest and natural ecosystems as influenced by anthropogenic and environmental factors. We invite empirical and modeling studies on fluxes and processes related to the turnover of major and trace elements at the ecosystem, watershed, landscape, and global scale.
2014 GLP Asia Conference -- Sustainable Land Use and Ecosystem Management
2014-09-24 to 2014-09-26
Themes of the conference:
1. Sustainable land use and ecosystem management
2. Investigation of the vulnerability and resilience on critical lands
3. Development of modeling and analysis tools for land-use projects
4. Others related to the topics of this conference
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
2014-11-12 to 2014-11-19
This year, preparations will shift into high gear for the most important protected areas event of the decade, the IUCN World Parks Congress. Held only once every ten years, the sixth IUCN World Parks Congress will be hosted by Australia in Sydney, from 12 to 19 November 2014. Serving as more than a meeting place, the WPC is designed to achieve outcomes that have global and local impact, and influence the direction and trends involved in contemporary PA management. This Congress will serve as a vital link to achieving IUCN’s overall vision of a “just world that values and conserves nature” and deliver the IUCN Programme 2013-2106.