Oct 29, 2015

Living Planet Symposium sets a new record

(28 October 2015) Registration for ESA’s fifth Living Planet Symposium has just closed, reaching a record of nearly 2700 abstract entries.

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Held at the Prague Congress Centre in the Czech Republic, the next Living Planet Symposium will take place on 9–13 May. Organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, the Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, it also has the local support from Charles University in Prague.

When the registrations closed on 16 October it became clear that we can expect around 3000 participants, making it one of the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world.

The event brings together scientists and users to present their latest findings on Earth’s environment and climate, derived mainly from ESA satellite data. It also introduces missions in development such as the Sentinels, Earth Explorers and new meteorological missions.

Previous symposia took place in Edinburgh (2013), Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004), and were open to anyone interested in remote sensing or involved in the development and exploitation of Earth observation missions.

Dealing with the scientific themes of oceanography, solid Earth and geodesy, atmosphere, climate and meteorology, cryosphere, hazards, methodologies and products, near-Earth environment and land applications, the symposium will also host daily exhibitions from space industries and research centres.

The symposium is also giving industry and organisations the opportunity to exhibit throughout the whole event through a sponsorship scheme.