Special Interest Group
within the framework of the
28th EARSeL Symposium Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe
Istanbul, Turkey, 2-5 June 2008
You are cordially invited to attend the first workshop of the Special Interest Group on Education and Training of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, to be held at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey, on 6 June 2008. The workshop aims to make the results obtained at the more than 250 EARSeL member institutes available to the public. Remote sensing of the earth covers many topics that are significant for all natural science disciplines in school and university curricula. Satellite imagery and data derived from satellite sensors are available from studies of local or regional phenomena. This covers larger scales, as it is typical for remote sensing using satellites, but also the region around schools, and allows thus to point out the dependence between local and global scales. Remote sensing data are used to explain actual conditions on earth. But they also allow to outline the methods for predicting future developments – e.g. of the climate system – with models.
The workshop is further addressed to the Global Environment and Security (GMES) programme of the European Commission and the European Space Agency. The success of GMES services and information products depends on specific training activities which include remote sensing for earth observation as a core element.
Payment of the registration fee is done with the Registration Fee Transfer Form which can be downloaded here. The fee includes the Abstract Book, lunch and coffee breaks, and publications in the Workshop Proceedings and in EARSeL eProceedings (reviewed papers) with a free issue on CD ROM. Presenting authors of workshop contributions, oral and poster, are kindly requested to transfer the registration fee before 15 May 2008 to ensure that their contribution will be included in the final programme.
Participation in the workshop requires a registration through the Conference Management System and payment of the workshop fee with the Registration Fee Transfer Form.
|Payment||before 15 May 2008||- after 15 May 2008|
|EARSeL Members||100 Euro||+20%|
|Students (EARSeL Members)||50 Euro||+20%
Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city, and its cultural and financial centre. It is located on the Bosporus Strait, and extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) side of the Bosporus. The city was chosen as joint European Capital of Culture for 2010. The Historic Areas of Istanbul were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.
Detailed travel information with links to city maps, consulates for visa applications and more is found on the EARSeL Symposium Website.
There is a wide range of hotels available in different price categories, see here.
The manuscripts will also be available on the Internet within EARSeL's Workshop Proceedings Series.
Authors are particularly encouraged to submit their manuscripts to EARSeL's reviewed open-access journal EARSeL eProceedings.
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