The GI_Forum 2013 communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships. This year our keynote speakers Sarah Elwood, Josef Strobl, Geoff Zeiss, Francis Harvey, Xavier Lopez and Carmel Mbizvo support the general topic. Keynote speakers will be available for additional discussion with young researchers within the framework of our Young Researcher Corner.We are looking forward to welcoming you at GI_Forum 2013!
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The international GI_Forum attracts an interdisciplinary audience interested in discussing progress and new ideas in GIScience. The GI_Forum communicates innovative research and learning in Geographic Information Science with focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GISociety, and their inter-relationships. We expect researchers from these fields to interact closely and benefit from each other. We welcome theoretical, technical and empirical work. Topics within the special focus include, but are not limited to:
Special Workshop at GI_Forum 2013 (EO4Hab): Ecosystem and Biodiversity Monitoring – best practice in Europe and globally
“Global change” – a short formula for a multitude of anticipated shifts in societal and environmental domains due to global drivers such as climate change – calls for spatial monitoring and modelling techniques to better understand the implications and potential dynamics of such changes. International programmes and visions (GEO, GMES, SEIS, …) envisage unified systems based on quality standards for data, products and services to establish optimized observation and forecasting capacity within Europe, and also globally.
In 2013, a one-day workshop will focus on the outcome of FP-7 project MS.MONINA and related activities, that highlight the potential of EO data and technologies in support of biodiversity and ecosystem monitoring. In Europe, nature conservation rests upon a strong, yet ambitious policy framework. Thus, geospatial information products are required at all levels of implementation. With recent advances in EO data availability and the forthcoming of powerful data analysis tools we enter a new dimension of satellite-based services. Recent achievements of such endeavors are showcased and challenges discussed, using best practice examples from both inside and outside Europe.
We especially welcome papers that demonstrate best practices and experiences in dealing with Eo-based ecosystem and biodiversity monitoring.