Agricultural landscapes are shaped by human activities and are subject to permanent change through the interplay of natural processes, land use and societal developments. Knowledge about the underlying processes of landscape dynamics at all relevant spatial and temporal scales is the prerequisite for sustainable landscape management.
The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research.
The meeting will bring together leaders in landscape ecology who are dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural resources, including educators and practitioners in the fields of geology, ecology, biology, geography, urban and regional planning, and landscape preservation and design. Highlights will include in-depth, hands-on workshops, thought-provoking plenary sessions, special symposia and contributed papers, oral presentations and posters, scientific excursions, and numerous social and networking opportunities.
Land supports fee-waived open access publications for registered participants of the 3rd EARSeL LULC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop <http://lulc.earsel.org/workshop/2018-lulc-ws/> “Land-Use/Cover Change Drivers, Impacts and Sustainability within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” and the parallel 38th EARSeL Symposium <http://symposium.earsel.org/38th-symposium-Chania/> "Earth Observation Supporting SUstainability Research" to be held between the 9th and the 12th of July 2018 in Chania, as a joint cooperation of EARSeL <http://earsel.org/>, NASA LCLUC Program <http://lcluc.umd.edu/>, hosted by CIHEAM-MAICH <https://www.iamc.ciheam.org/en/about/ciheam-iamc>, and co-organized by CERTH-ITI <http://www.iti.gr/iti/people/Ioannis_Manakos.html>.
Symposium: The 38th annual EARSeL Symposium follows a long series of successful symposia, with the last ones being held in Prague (2017), Bonn (2016) and Stockholm (2015): Climate change, overpopulation,
overexploitaion of natural resources, all put pressure on the sustainability of most human activities. Many believe that we must drastically change our ways, in order to adapt to the new circumstances. In order to decide on what is required to change, we must investigate the possibilities and to do so, we require data and information. So how can remote sensing methods help fill this gap and lead us to sustainability <http://symposium.earsel.org/38th-symposium-Chania/topics/>?
Workshop: Following the success of the two previous EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover (SIG LU/LC) and NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program joint Workshops (Berlin 2014 and Prague 2016) with more than 270 participants from 4 continents, the 3rd EARSeL LULC and NASA LCLUC joint Workshop sets the questions towards and beyond the 2020 emerging challenges <http://lulc.earsel.org/workshop/2018-lulc-ws/sessions/>.