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Newsletter -No.055, 08/Jun/ 2009

1. Second GEO Forest Monitoring Symposium

2. JAXA-AIT Mini Projects 2009/2010

3. Report on Pacific GIS & RS User Conference 2008

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1. Second GEO Forest Monitoring Symposium
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The Symposium being organized by GISTDA, JAXA, CSIRO, ESA, etc. will be held in Chiang Rai, Thailand on 1-3 July 2009. The Symposium will contribute the occasion for further advance in the assessment and
consolidation of the operational features of a GEOSS Forest Monitoring System of Systems (GEOSS) being developed by GEO.

For logistics and registration see:
http://conference.gistda.or.th/2ndgeoforest
For more information, refer to GEO website:
http://earthobservations.org/cop_ag_for.shtml

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2. JAXA-AIT Mini Projects 2009/2010
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JAXA is currently inviting interested agencies to apply for Mini-Projects. The main feature of Mini-Projects is to carry out end-to-end capacity building activities through projects on real-world problems. Mini-projects have been recognized as a part of JAXA's international capacity building activities which support JAXA-initiated projects such as Sentinel Asia (http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/) and SAFE (http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/SAFE/).

Full text of the article:
http://dmss.tksc.jaxa.jp/sentinel/contents/CB.html
http://www.geoinfo.ait.ac.th/training/MiniProjects2009-2010.pdf


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3. Report on Pacific GIS & RS User Conference 2008
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The 2008 Pacific GIS&RS User Conference organized by an independent conference committee with members from SOPAC, USP, FLIS, FEA and NLTB was held in Suva on 2-5 December 2008. About 150 persons attended the conference coming from 13 different countries. During the 4 days nearly 50 power point presentations and verbal speeches were given.

Full text of the article:
http://www.picisoc.org/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=129


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