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APN at the 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing

Bali, Indonesia, 24 October 2013 — The APN was represented at the 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS) held in Hotel Kartika Plaza, Bali, Indonesia, 20–24 October 2013. The Conference aimed to gather researchers/scientists who work in the field of environmental remote sensing, climate change and disaster risk reduction and management to share knowledge, insights and experiences addressing the challenges and opportunities of remote sensing technology and its application in solving global environmental problems.

Themed “Bridging Sustainable Asia,” the event was organised by Indonesian Society for Remote Sensing (ISRS/MAPIN) and Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) and offered the participants the festiveness of science, education, nature, and culture in one. Young scientists from different countries particularly in Asia were given the venue to present their research through oral and poster presentations. It was an opportunity for them to network and communicate with potential partner organisations.

The Conference had a number of open sessions and technical workshops that highlighted cutting-edge research from around the world, focusing on themes of equity and risk, learning, capacity building, methodology, and possibly investment approaches in remote sensing. It also explored practical adaptation policies and approaches, and shared strategies for decision making from the international to the local scale.

More than a thousand participants joined the ACRS and made the conference a success. Represented by Ms. Christmas de Guzman, APN Programme Fellow, the APN had a booth where APN publications and information material were showcased. The core programmes of the APN, the research-based Annual Regional Call for Research Proposals (ARCP) Programme and the Scientific Capacity Building for Sustainable Development (CAPaBLE) Programme were promoted and were familiarised by scientists who visited the APN booth.