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Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing in the Assessment and Monitoring of Land Degradation and Desertification. Trier, Germany, 7.-9. September, 2005

  • In past years, desertification and land degradation have been acknowledged as a major threat to human welfare world-wide, and their environmental and societal implications have sparked the formulation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Any measure taken against desertification, or the design of dedicated early warning systems, must take into account both the spatial and temporal dimensions of process driving factors. Equally important, past and present reactions of ecosystems to physical and socio-economical disturbances or management interventions need to be understood. In this context, remote sensing and geoinformation processing support the required assessment, monitoring and modelling approaches, and hence provide an essential contribution to the scientific component of the struggle against desertification. Supported by DG Research of the European Commission, the Remote Sensing Department of the University of Trier convened RGLDD to promote scientific exchange between specialists working on the interface of remote sensing, geoinformation processing, desertification/land degradation research and its socio-economic implications. Although targeted at the scientific community, contributions with application perspectives were of crucial importance and both an overview of the current state of the art as well as operational opportunities were presented. Hosted at the Robert-Schuman Haus in Trier, the conference gained widespread attention and attracted an international audience from all parts of the world, which underlines the global dimension of land degradation and desertification processes. Based on a rigorous review of submitted abstracts, more than 100 contributions were accepted for oral and poster presentation, which are found in these proceedings edition in full paper form. Please note: This document is optimised for screen resolution, to receive a high-resolution version please contact the editors.

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Author:Achim Röder, Joachim Hill
Document Type:Conference Proceedings
Date of completion:2006/04/03
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Contributing corporation:EU Kommission, DG Forschung
Release Date:2006/04/03
Tag:Desertification; Drought; Early Warning; Geoinformation Processing; Land Degradation; Modelling; Remote Sensing; UNCCD
GND Keyword:Degradation; Desertifikation; Fernerkundung; Geoinformationssystem; Modellierung; Wüstenkonvention
Institutes:Fachbereich 6 / Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 55 Geowissenschaften, Geologie / 550 Geowissenschaften
PACS-Classification:00.00.00 GENERAL / 07.00.00 Instruments, apparatus, and components common to several branches of physics and astronomy (see also each subdiscipline for specialized instrumentation and techniques) / 07.07.-a General equipment / 07.07.Df Sensors (chemical, optical, electrical, movement, gas, etc.); remote sensing

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