ISDE 2015 announced

By on 8 July, 2014

The 7th International Symposium on Digital Earth, held in Perth, WA in 2011.


The 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), has been announced, and will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from October 6-10, 2015.

The theme of the conference is “Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet.”

The Digital Earth vision was first proposed by Al Gore in 1998, and has evolved to keep pace with rapid developments in earth-sensing, cloud computing, and big data. The ISDE takes a dynamic view of Digital Earth as the digital nervous system of the globe, using sensor networks and situation-aware systems to inform in real-time about events on or close to the Earth’s surface.

Canada is a notable choice for the host country in 2015, as it is in the forefront of research and development in the fields of geomatics, geospatial research, and environmental monitoring. Nova Scotia has a large cluster of agencies and institutions related to geomatics, digital technologies, and the environment, with regional and specialist agencies of many government departments, and world-class research at local universities and colleges.

Conference Themes

At ISDE 2015, up to 1,000 scientists, engineers, technologists, and environmental managers from around the world will meet to share concepts, research findings, technologies, and practical applications relating to the Digital Earth vision. The conference will include themes from the entire spectrum of the Digital Earth vision, and will highlight applications related to Nova Scotian expertise in ocean and atmospheric sciences.

The themes for the conference are:

  1. Digital Earth Concepts, Technologies, Infrastructure
    Concepts, hardware, and software for transmitting, storing, and analysing geographic information.
  2. Earth Observation & Monitoring
    Observation systems for collecting, monitoring, and managing data of global and regional environmental conditions, resources, and hazards.
  3. Managing The Blue Planet
    Multi-disciplinary methods to forecast and adapt to environmental change, mitigate natural hazards, and support sustainable development.
  4. Digital Earth & The Citizen
    Innovative technologies to encourage citizen involvement in global monitoring and environmental sustainability, and policies to minimise their intrusive effects.
  5. Digital Earth Education & Outreach
    The Symposium will publicise the Digital Earth vision and capabilities to the public at-large, and particularly to youth.

You can learn more about the conference, as well as register for email updates, at the ISDE 2015 website.


Name: ISDE 2015

Time: TBA

Date: 6-10 October 2015

Venue: Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre

Address: 1800 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Cost: TBA

Event Website:

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