Presenting the Space School Initiative at the Plenary Session of the Third European Society for Conservation GIS Conference “Geoinformation technologies for natural and cultural heritage conservation, held on 11-12 October 2016 at the Great Hall of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia.
The conference is organized as a joint initiative of the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) Chapter Bulgaria, Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) Chapter Slovenia, Space Research and Technology Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, ESRI Bulgaria and Bulgarian Geographical Society.
Conference opening took place on 11th of October at the Great Hall of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, followed by the plenary and technical sessions. The conference was attended by scientists and specialists from different institutes and universities in Bulgaria and abroad, students from Faculty of Geology and Geography of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “and pupils from the First English Language School, 19 High School” Elin Pelin “and National High School of Mathematics and Science “Acad. Chakalov.” During the plenary session, the students had the opportunity to learn about the activities of a number of national and international organizations such as the Society for Conservation GIS, Space Research and Technology Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, ESRI Bulgaria and the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO) and professional social network GEONET. During the plenary session the “Space School” Initiative of the Space Research and Technology Institute, SCGIS Chapter Bulgaria and Bulgarian Astronautic Society, aimed to promote the sciences related to space and Earth observation and modern achievements in the field of aerospace research and technology among pupils and students was presented. The technical session, prepared by ESRI Bulgaria, presents the novelties in the software product ArcGIS 10.4, techniques and tools for spatial analysis of natural and cultural heritage using the capabilities of geographic information systems. The thematic scientific sessions were held at Park Hotel Moskva in Sofia, Bulgaria on 11th and 12th of October 2016 where scientists and professionals from Bulgaria, Slovenia, Romania, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Italy and Ukraine presented their papers in the field of conservation of natural and cultural heritage by applying geoinformation technologies.
For more information you can visit the website of SCGIS Chapter Bulgaria: http://conf2016.scgisbg.org/conf2016/