Realising the potential of Earth Observation for the national benefit
First call for abstracts – closing date Friday October 21st 2011

Earth Observation by satellite, air, ship and ground-based imaging is increasingly being exploited in academic and commercial sectors in Ireland due to a growing awareness of the potential offered by these technologies in seeking solutions to contemporary problems. This Symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the Irish Earth Observation sector to meet and present their work in either oral or poster format.
The theme of the Symposium is Realising the potential of Earth Observation for the national benefit, and all researchers and practitioners working in the EO field are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words on this theme by Friday October 21st.

Abstracts can be submitted to the conference organising committee at IrishEOS@gmail.com – please note whether you wish to be considered for an oral or poster submission, and include your full contact details.

Postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend, and there will be prizes for the best oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students. There is no cost for registration and limited travel support may be available.
The Symposium will commence mid-morning on Thursday 17th November, with a poster session that evening followed by the conference dinner in Wexford. The Symposium will continue through the morning of Friday 18th November and close at lunchtime.

Further details of the Symposium including registration will be available shortly. If you have any further questions please contact Dr Fiona Cawkwell at UCC – f.cawkwell@ucc.ie

The Symposium is very kindly financially supported and hosted by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency at their Headquarters in Johnstown Castle.

For more information on Irish EO activities please see http://earthobservation.wordpress.com/