MAIN TOPICS
Symposium title: From Human Needs to SDGs
- Specific SDGs
Climate, Weather and Atmosphere – 13 Climate Action
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Greenhouse gas observation and monitoring,
  • Monitoring atmospheric parameters and trace gases
  • Carbon budgets
  • El Nino effects
  • Improving weather information and forecasting
Agriculture and Food Security – 2 Zero Hunger
  • Agriculture monitoring
  • Optimizing agricultural production
  • Area and yield forecasting
  • Agricultural statistics and area frame sampling
  • Food security and early warning
  • Plant diseases
  • Combating desertification
Forest, Biodiversity and Ecosystems – 15 Life on Land
  • Forest characterization and biomass estimation
  • Monitoring deforestation, degradation and restoration
  • Land cover monitoring
  • Land surface dynamics
  • Wetlands, Biodiversity conservation
  • Wild life monitoring
  • Sustainable development through ecosystem accounting
  • Impacts of climate change on ecosystems and forests
Water Resources and Water Cycle – 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Water resource management,
  • Water quality and invasive species in water bodies
  • Water scarcity and security in major river systems
  • Water bodies as a sustainable resource for fishery, tourism and transport
  • Soil moisture
  • Understanding the water cycle and the major impacting factors
Marine and Coastal Environment Resources and Dynamic – 14 Life Below Water
  • Understanding and monitoring marine and coastal environment and resources
  • Healthy Coastal Economy
  • Operational monitoring of Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) fishing
  • Offshore operations and marine pollution
  • Ship traffic
  • Ocean state and dynamics
Development of Sustainable Societies and Human Heritage – 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities &
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable development goal indicators
  • Socio-economic development
  • Monitoring and modeling increased urbanization and its Impacts
  • Population Growth and Dynamics
  • Smart cities
  • Improving Connectivity
  • Planning, monitoring and managing infrastructure and transportation
  • Border security monitoring
  • Culture and world heritage
  • Archaeology
  • Characterising the Social Environment from Space surrogate measures of social environments and vulnerabilities from EO data
Public Health – 3 Good Health and Well-Being
  • Monitoring and responding to infectious disease outbreaks
  • Vector borne diseases
  • Water related diseases
  • Air quality and health
  • Impact of extreme weather
  • Use geospatial data to establish resilient public health systems
Capacity Development, Communications, Resource Mobilization (TBD), National Strategies and SDG Integration – 17 Partnership for the Goals

- Regional Focus & International Initiatives
Disasters Resilience and Geohazards
  • Understanding risks by long term monitoring
  • Disaster alert and mitigation
  • Disaster response and post-disaster recovery
  • Preparedness in high-risk regions
  • Natural hazard regulation
  • Humanitarian support, Subsidence
Change and Adaptation in Deltaic and High Mountain Systems
  • Impact of climate change on food and feed, Impact on water scarcity, natural hazards regulation
  • How climate change affects spirituality and cultural identity, aesthetics and recreation
  • Building technical capacity to analyse, visualize, interpret and integrate data from observations into services
  • Use of optical data from one or multi-channel spectral imagers or RGB cameras, image processing, computer vision and machine learning; also interested in medical and bio-medical image problems, underwater species especially in Coral reefs and other endangered areas
Forest Fires
  • Environmental impacts of forest fires and new approaches in fire prevention
  • Fire Risk Management, Decision Support Systems and Tools
  • Fire Management
  • Fuel management and Socio-economic Issues
Water Pollution
  • Mucilage event in Marmara Sea
  • Water quality measurements
  • Modelling, Causes & effects of pollution
  • Water management and socio-economic issues
- Enabling Programmes & Technologies
Data and Information Systems and Spatial Data Infrastructures
  • Systems to manage, process, store and distribute Earth observation data and products
  • Standards, interfaces and systems for spatial data
  • Managing the Big data challenge
  • Computationally intensive data processing
  • Real-time operational systems
  • Digital Earth
Current and Future EO Missions, Programs, Platforms, Techniques and Outreach
  • Status and planning of the latest and future Earth observation missions and programmes
  • Progress and impact of international programs (Copernicus, CEOS, GEO) ASEAN space segment
  • Micro and nano satellites
  • Airborne platforms and campaigns
  • Multi-sensors technics and interoperability
  • Mainstreaming Earth observation into governments
  • Capacity development for those most in need
  • Education and outreach
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Madhu Chandra