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 I. Conference Missions: 

    The issue on climate change induced by global warming has raised a worldwide attention.  The situations of the world’s great destruction for the days after tomorrow have become closer and closer. “The Earth Observations Plans” sponsored by the United Nations are well under way around the world. Integrating the academics and intellectuals, monitoring the environmental information of the Earth, initiating the way of solving the derivative disaster of climate change, are the responsibilities of those who are today’s Earth citizens. We, as being a member of the Earth village, are obviously cannot and will not be able to stay out.  
    In response to the 2002 World Summit on sustainable development, a formal organization, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), of the United Nations was initiated; meanwhile, the 10-year Implementation Plan of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) was subsequently promoted by the organization; namely, the Taiwan Group on Earth Observations (TGEO) was established in the year of 2010.
    In 2011, with the assistance of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), the 1st International Conference on Earth Observations and Societal Impacts (ICEO&SI) was initiated. Later, in 2012~2017, the 2nd ~ 7th ICEO & SI had been held on National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National United University, National Kaosiung Marine University, NTOU, National Ilan University. Up to this time, more than 1200 academics, researchers, engineers and students from over 22 countries of 4 continents had fruitful and pleasant experiences at the previous ICEO&SI conferences. Also, more than 608 papers (349 oral papers and 259 posters) and 30 keynote speeches have been delivered with many of them published in the special issues of prestigious journals, including Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Research, and TAO. Continuously, in 2018, during the period of July 1 ~ 3, at the campus of Minghsin University of Science and Technology, the 8th ICEO&SI will be convened. The theme of the conference is set primarily on the “Earth Observation Data Opening and Sharing”.


The ICEO&SI 2018 will cover 10 contemporary global issues; i.e., Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate Changes, Water Resources, Weather, Ecological System, Agricultural, Biodiversity and related Industries. Scope of the conference is based on the objectives of GEOSS, and will focus on the better understanding of: self protection on either natural or human induced disasters, realization on the environmental elements endangering the public health, efficient management on energy resources, proper response on climate change and its impacts, adequate conservation on water resources, possible improvement on weather forecast, conservative management on ecosystem, sustainable development on agriculture, and effective protection on biodiversity.

    Further more, the improvement or upgrading on technologies of related industries such as the surveillance instrumentations, the management systems, or the conservation policies; due to the high-tech development. It is certain that the public involvements from all over the world are expected; besides, combining the contribution from all countries, and integrating the global observatory resources; for purposes of the improvement on human health, the enhancement of disaster prevention, and after all the endorsement for the sustainable development of the Earth. 

II. Conference Objectives:

    The conference objectives are set forth to understand and to concern about the following issues, but not limited;

  1. Disasters: Limited the loss of lives and properties from either the natural or the human-induced disasters by enhanced preparation policies and early warning systems.

  2. Health: Assist the understanding of environmental elements affecting the human health and well-being.

  3. Energy: Improving the management of energy policies as well as the renewable energy and sustainable resources developments.

  4. Climate: To monitor, understand, and assess the various factors for climate variability as well as to assist the making of efficient policies in adaptation of climate change.

  5. Water: Investigating the influence of water resources distribution and variability of hydrological cycle on the world’s sustainable development. 

  6. Weather: Weather informatics for observations and forecasting is the key in upholding the economical benefits of the human society.

  7. Ecosystems: Establishing a land, coast, and marine integrated monitoring framework to benefit the societal economics and environment.

  8. Agriculture: Observations done for effective and sustainable management for regional food-supply and land-use resources development, 

  9. Biodiversity: Improvement of measuring and analysis techniques for protection, reproduction and balance of global bio-resources.

  10. Business: High-tech improvement on industries for infrastructure of the instrumentations, management systems, and conservation policies.