The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the International Forum on Satellite Earth Observation for Geohazard Risk Management on 21-23 May, 2012 at the Santorini Convention Centre, Greece. Event attendance is open to geo-science users and experts working in the field of geohazard risk assessment and management. This includes representatives from space agencies, EO mission owners/operators, the EO Value Adding sector and users such as risk management authorities, land planning and risk prevention services, infrastructure managers, etc.
Invited speakers will present their experience and expertise concerning the use of Satellite Earth Observation in Thematic sessions : seismic hazards, volcanoes, landslides, coastal lowland subsidence & flood defense, hydro-geology & inactive mine subsidence. The Forum is an opportunity to discuss the requirements for EO missions and consolidate a roadmap to further advance the development of observations capable of supporting the geo-hazard risk community. In addition it is planned to consult with leading industrial players of the EO sector (Mission operators, Data providers, Service providers) in an Industry session looking at future perspectives concerning industrial services.
Different geohazard risk communities represented at the Forum are working on community papers that will be discussed at the Forum and will be available for open review after the event. A scientific and technical report will be released as a joint ESA GEO publication. In parallel to the main sessions, a Poster session will be organised based on abstracts submitted to the Science Programme Committee. Further details and a draft programme are available at: www.int-eo-geo-hazard-forum-esa.org