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Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) EGU General Assembly 2009 GIFT Workshop Topic: The Earth from Space

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EGU General Assembly 2009 GIFT Workshop

The importance of observations of the Earth from space is increasing every day. We are all more or less familiar with meteorological and communication satellites. We are maybe less familiar with other application of Earth observation from space. Satellites provide a huge variety of global, repetitive and homogeneous observations that increase our knowledge of the solid Earth and its fluid envelopes. Moreover the near-real-time data delivery, of the order of a few hours, makes it possible to use them for natural resources management, environmental monitoring and disaster management…. In this GIFT-2009 workshop, we try to give you a general overview of all these different aspects of space observation of our planet.

List of Solicited Speakers

Francesco Sarti (italy), Jérôme Benveniste (Italy), Hartmut Grassl (Germany), Anny Cazenave (France), Andreas Kääb (Norway), Manuela Hirschmugl, (Austria), Laure Resplandy (France), Laurence Durand (France), Christina Klose (Germany)


Please see the full brochure (PDF document, 3.1 MB) for more details.


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Monday, 20 April 2009

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

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