What can Remote Sensing do
for the Conservation of
wetlands?
1st International Symposium
Seville (Spain), October 23, 2015
Welcome

This is an International Symposium that will take place in parallel with the XVI Congreso de la Asociación Española de Teledetección (XVI Meeting of the Spanish Remote Sensing Association) in Seville, Spain.

This Symposium aims to become an interdisciplinary meeting for wetland managers and scientists interested in remote sensing as well as remote sensing experts doing research in wetlands..

Wetlands are fragile and dynamic ecosystems sensitive to changes in climate and land-use, and rich in biodiversity. For centuries they were considered to have little or no value, and most have been drained or transformed. In 1971 the first international convention for the protection of Wetlands, the Ramsar Convention, was signed to promote their conservation and sustainable use. Now it is recognized that wetlands provide fundamental ecosystem services, such as water regulation, filtering and purification, as well as scientific, cultural, and recreational values. Wetlands constitute an extensive array of ecosystems ranging from lakes and rivers to marshes and tidal flats. An increasing number of wetlands have some kind of legal protection, and many wetlands are monitored and actively managed.

This conference will constitute an international interdisciplinary forum for wetland scientist, conservationists, managers and remote sensing experts to discuss scientific findings in relation to wetland conservation with the help of Earth Observation tools. Pretends to facilitate contact and exchange of ideas between wetland ecologists interested in RS techniques and RS experts, in a interdisciplinary manner.

For more information contact: info@wetlandssymposium.com

On behalf of the Estación Biológica de Doñana-CSIC and the Asociación Española de Teledetección, we welcome you. Your participation will be essential for the success of this symposium. We hope to see you soon.



ricardo

Ricardo Díaz-Delgado
Presidente Comité Organizador XVI Congreso AET

javier

Javier Bustamante
Chairman, Symposium Scientific Committee

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts
30/04/2015

Acceptance of abstracts
15/06/2015

Registration 1st Symposium (deadline early bird)
30/06/2015

1st International Symposium
23/10/2015

Organizing institutions