Announcement of 2018 Digital Earth Summit in Morocco

The 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018,DES-2018,on Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa will be held in El Jadida, Morocco, at the Faculty of Science, Chouaib Douakkali University from April 17-19, 2018.

This conference will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2018. It will be organized by International Society for Digital Earth and the Chouaib Douakkali University in partnership with the the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and he Moroccan Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (MARSE).

The main objective of DES-2018 is to bring together scientist and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges and share experiences. The conference program will feature keynote speeches delivered by leading scholars, technical sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes, discussion sessions on operational topics such as capacity building, Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), big data, space policy, programmes and projects, as well as commercial exhibitions showing latest products and services in Digital earth and geospatial information technologies.

The DES-2018, will cover all the aspects of geo spatial data and information themes, Earth sciences, space sciences and information sciences and technology to assess, monitor and forecast natural and human phenomena under the overarching theme: "Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa"

1: Digital Earth: best practices and applications
2: Earth Observation and Applications to Science and Policy
3: Digital Earth technologies to Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
4: Digital Earth and Citizen Well-Being
5: Zero Hunger with Digital Earth technology
6: Geo-ethics, Educating next-generations with Digital Earth


April, 30 2017——                   Announcement and Call for Papers
October, 20 2017                     Abstract Submission Deadline
October, 31 2017                     Notification of Abstract
December, 31 2017——          Deadline for Papers
February, 28 2018                    Early Registration Closed
March, 31 2018                        Final Program
April, 17 2018——                   Conference

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