The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Digital Earth Summit 2018

The 7th Digital Earth Summit (DES-2018) will be convened in El Jadida, Morocco from 17-19 April 2018 under the overarching theme “The Digital Earth for Sustainable Development in Africa.” The event attracts researchers, scientists, professionals, and technologists from companies, universities, research firms, and government agencies around the world.

The main objective of DES-2018 is to bring together scientists and professionals from the African and international community to present latest achievements, discuss challenges, and share experiences. The conference agenda will include paper presentations, poster sessions, and project demonstrations along with prominent keynote speakers, workshops, and special sessions.

When: 17-19 April 2018
Where: El Jadida, Morocco
How to Register: Click here to register
Event Website: http://www.desummit2018.org/

Since the concept of "Digital Earth" was put forth in 1998 by the vice-president of the United States Al Gore, the development of Digital Earth has thrived with the help of active promotion by scientists from various countries. In recent decades the concept has evolved thanks to the development and adoption of technologies such as earth observation, geo-information systems, global positioning systems, communication networks, sensor webs, electromagnetic identifiers, virtual reality, and grid computation.

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.

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.”