Get Connected Online to the ‘Earth Observation Symposium’ and other events in Kathmandu 1-7 October 2010
Important dignitaries including the Honourable Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Govt of India; Mr Charles F. Bolden Jr., NASA Administrator; Mr Michael Yates, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator of USAID; and Prof Jose Achache, Director, Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Secretariat, Switzerland; together with many high-level delegates from ICIMOD’s regional member countries are expected to attend the series of events associated with the International Symposium on ‘Benefiting from Earth Observation: Bridging the Data Gap for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region’.
The main symposium will take place from 4-6 October, 2010 at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu, and is accompanied by three pre-and-post symposium events: Youth Forum – Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in the Himalayas, 1-6 October, Venue ICIMOD; Pre-symposium workshop on Space-based Information for Disaster Preparedness and Risk Management, 2-3 October, Venue ICIMOD; and SERVIR Himalaya Regional Inception workshop, 7 October, Venue ICIMOD.
The Symposium is the first of its kind in the region; it aims to promote regional and international cooperation in bridging the data gap in the region and contributing to improved scientific knowledge and understanding for adaptation to climate change in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas.
Get connected online!
Throughout the events there will be a chance to instantly share your thoughts, ideas and criticism using a twitter wall. Add “#earthobs2010” into your tweet, which will also be visible at the event venue. You can follow the tweets at ‘EarthSymposium’, which will retweet some of the posts and is already working.
A Blog has been set up for the week of events at www.earthobservation2010.blogspot.com. We welcome comments, analysis and creative ideas on the individual posts. You can also send your own posts, photos and other documents via firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com; we will share them with participants and the international audience of the blog. Check out features such as interviews with speakers and participants, and video recordings from selected the events.
Finally, check out the facebook group ‘International Symposium 2010’, which will also enable participants to keep in touch long after the events.
For questions about the online interaction, contact Olivia Gippner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bikash Dangol at email@example.com.
We look forward to your valuable contributions and a fruitful event!