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May 16, 2005

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NASA and Mississippi State University (MSU) are co-sponsoring the 3rd International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-temporal Remote Sensing Images on May 16-18, 2005, at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi.

This year will mark the first time the biennial workshop has been held in the United States. Scientists and scholars from across the United States and at least nine other countries are scheduled to participate.

The focus of the workshop will be to address the use of multi-temporal remote sensing imagery serving the nine societal areas identified by the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS):

• Reducing the loss of life and property from natural and human-induced disasters.
• Understanding environmental factors affecting human health and well-being.
• Improving management of energy resources.
• Understanding, assessing, predicting, mitigating and adapting to climate variability and change.
• Improving water resources management through better understanding of the water cycle.
• Improving weather information, forecasting and warning.
• Improving the management and protection of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.
• Supporting sustainable agriculture and combating desertification.
• Understanding, monitoring and conserving biodiversity.

Other sponsors of the event include: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), GeoResources Institute and the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.

For more information, visit www.multitemp05.org


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