6th International Workshop on Remote Sensing and Environmental Innovations in Mongolia” will be held June 10-11, 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The NUM-ITC-UNESCO Remote Sensing and Space Science Laboratory of the National University of Mongolia is the local organizer of the workshop.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to discover cutting-edge geo-information technology and applications, while at the same time exchanging ideas, research results, professional experiences, and future visions in the fields of environmental innovation, remote sensing/GIS applications for environmental studies.
Mongolia’s changing lifestyles are intensifying pressures on the country’s environmental issues such as overgrazing, pollution from industrial and urban growth, desertification, and forest and steppe fire. Mongolia is prone to various natural processes that are driven by global climate change like drought, dzud, flood, intensive shift of the natural zones and other natural disasters. In addition, an inadequate attitude of human with its surrounding environment, results in uncontrolled fire occurrence, deforestation, dry up of rivers and water sources.
Increasing awareness on applications of Remote Sensing and GIS raises demand for satellite data to address Mongolian environmental problems. Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS offer users a novel way for obtaining accurate data on actual land use and land cover change. In recent days, unlike any previous periods in history, satellite data is becoming available and widely used in natural, social and human sciences.
The workshop will focus on various aspects of environmental problems, and it is believed to provide an opportunity to discuss how to respond effectively to the regional environmental changes while strengthening international cooperation and advanced use of Remote Sensing technology. Through the International workshop, we hope to build an international cooperation on earth observation, and environmental innovation, and efficient scientific exchange and collaboration.
Dr. Renchin Tsolmon
Chair of the Organizing Committee.