The five days of ISDE5 represent a rich convergence of technological advance, active visionaries and recognition of the paramount need for humans to better understand the Earth.
Digital Earth is a visionary concept for "spaceship Earth" sparked by R. Buckminster Fuller, grokked by the Apollo astronauts returning from their moon missions, and popularized by Vice President Al Gore.
On June 5th, on the beautiful and sunny campus of the University of California at Berkeley, the 5th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE5) began a unparalleled exploration and exposition into the future of Digital Earth.
This is the first time the bi-annual symposium is being held on U.S. soil - previous gatherings have been held in China, Canada, Czech Rebuplic and Japan. The five day gathering will feature world-class representatives from industry, academia, government, NGOs and the private sector who have come from around the globe to highlight a central theme regarding shared interest in the concept of a digital Earth.
The ISDE5 Program spotlights international keynote speakers from Norway, China, Japan, New Zealand, and the European Union. Astronauts, Ambassadors, Governors, and Indian Chiefs will also provide keynotes to provoke inspired insight into the functional needs for Digital Earth Technology. Agency leaders from NOAA, NASA, and the United Nations will define the governance aspects of programs that are helping evolve the Digital Earth Vision. Industry pioneers who represent the "green rush" of 3D Earth visualization software will present their unique corporate philosophies and investments. Together these groups will harmonize viable Digital Earth practices and solutions.
Interested individuals are cordially invited to register and participate in this unique and powerful symposium. It will be an unequaled opportunity to experience the most advanced technologies of today and help define the best paths for our collective future.
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Did you know that previous international symposia have been held in Canada, China, Czech Republic and Japan?