Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010

Central Asia GIS Conference - GISCA 2010
Water: Life, Risk, Energy and Landuse
May 27-28, 2010 - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The Austria-Central Asia Centre for GIScience at the Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transportation and Architecture, and the Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria are proud to announce the:
4th GIS-in-Central-Asia Conference - GISCA 2010. The main objectives of this conference are to bring together GIS academics, researchers and practitioners in the Central Asian countries and encourage international cooperation and knowledge exchange in GIS education. Geographic Information Science and Technologies have evolved into a key instrument for managing our societies, environments and infrastructures, as well as individuals’ daily lives. Continued success of this development depends on cooperation across disciplines, open information policies and a highly educated workforce. The GISCA series of conferences aims at building a Central Asian network of GIS professionals supporting the sustained development of this region into an environmentally friendly, secure and prosperous society.

In 2010, GISCA is focused on the main theme of WATER:

* Life: WATER for drinking and agriculture
* Risk: WATER posing a threat to settlements
* Energy: WATER for renewable hydropower
* Landuse: WATER controlling regional landuse

Particularly due to climate change, increasing pressure on resources, regional conflicts and social dynamics, quality and quantity of water supply are critical factors in developing our societies. GIScience offers an indispensable set of instruments for managing the water cycle.

Information and Registration: