RABAT, (Xinhua) -- The
seventh Digital Earth Summit will be held in the Moroccan city of El Jadida on
April 17-19 next year, to discuss latest achievements in earth observation and
to exchange expertise.
is a global initiative seeking to construct a comprehensive virtual
representation of the planet.
event, which will focus on digital earth for sustainable development in Africa,
is organized by the International Society for Digital Earth and the Moroccan
Chouaib Douakkali University in partnership with the African Association of
Remote Sensing of the Environment and the Moroccan Association of Remote Sensing
of the Environment, the Moroccan university said in a statement.
will bring together scientists and professionals around the world to examine
various aspects of geospatial data, earth sciences, space sciences and
information sciences and technology for monitoring and forecasting natural and
human phenomena, the statement pointed out.
conference program features keynote speeches by leading scholars and technical
sessions with reports of the latest research outcomes in the field.
It will also
discuss best practices and applications for earth observation as well as latest
digital earth technologies to achieve sustainable development.
will review several other issues related to the role of digital earth technology
in combating famine, geo-ethics and the importance of earth observation and