About the symposium
Organised with the support of the UK Space Agency, ESA is hosting the Living Planet Symposium on 9–13 September in Edinburgh, UK.
The event brings together scientists and users to present their latest findings on Earth’s environment and climate derived from satellite data. It also provides an opportunity to introduce missions in development from ESA – such as the Sentinels, Earth Explorers and meteorological missions – as well as from national space agencies.
The event follows the previous symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004), and is open to anyone interested in remote sensing or involved in the development and exploitation of Earth observation missions.
Over 1700 presentations during nine daily parallel sessions and three poster sessions cover the scientific themes of oceanography, solid Earth and geodesy, atmosphere, climate and meteorology, cryosphere, hazards, methodologies and products, near-Earth environment and land applications.
Special sessions are dedicated to ESA programmes and initiatives, including the Climate Change Initiative and other international cooperation initiatives, as well as Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, recently renamed 'Copernicus'.
Exhibitions about ESA, the UK Space Agency and many other partners from research and industry complement the event.
For students, a School Lab gives hands-on experience to learn about the science and applications of satellite Earth observation, as well as the opportunity to talk to the scientists and experts attending this major conference.
Last update: 2 September 2013