Land Cover/Land Use Changes (LC/LUC) and Impacts on Environment in South/Southeast Asia - International Regional Science Meeting, 28-30th May, 2018, Philippines

Meeting Location: 
Philippines
Meeting date: 
05/28/2018 to 05/30/2018

Meeting Venue:

To be announced soon

Training dates

31st May -2nd June, 2018

Meeting Registration

Meeting registration is mandatory. Without registration, it will be difficult for us to provide logistic support to the attendees.  However, there will be NO REGISTRATION FEE. Please use the below link to register:

https://lclucmeeting.wufoo.com/forms/p1mowcq20cgiujb/

Meeting Objectives

Several countries in South and Southeast Asia are undergoing rapid changes due to urbanization and industrial development. The population growth together with rapid economic development is causing immense pressure to convert land from forest to agriculture and from agricultural areas to residential and urban uses with significant impact on ecosystem services. Increased Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) in the region is disrupting and perturbing atmosphere, forest resources, biodiversity, regional climate, biogeochemical cycles, water resources and other ecosystem services. The aim of this meeting is to review the availability, potential and limitations of different data sources and methodologies for the monitoring and the study of LCLUC, and quantification and its impact on the environment. The meeting presentations will focus on synergies among various approaches and provide recommendations on how to improve the use of earth observations, ground data and modeling techniques for the improved understanding of land use sources and sinks.

The purpose of this international meeting is to provide a forum to discuss LCLUC and its impacts, with a regional focus on South and Southeast Asian countries. The meeting will be organized around the following themes:

  • LCLUC and impacts on the atmosphere;
  • Agriculture and water resources,
  • Biomass burning, including land-atmosphere interactions
  • Urbanization
  • Land use in forests and mountain regions
  • Land use in coastal zones

Day-1 – Plenary LCLUC sessions on Agriculture; Land Atmospheric Interactions and Urban Areas

Day-2 – Full Day parallel sessions on two different themes, i.e., Atmosphere and Agriculture

Theme-1-Atmosphere

                      Session-I. – Emission inventories of Air Pollutants, SLCP and GHG’s

                      Session-II. – Atmospheric Monitoring

                      Session-III. – Atmospheric Modelling

                      Session-IV. -  Biomass Burning Pollution  

                      Session V. -   Impact Studies and Mitigation Policies 

                      Session VI. - Other Topics on Atmosphere

 Theme-2-Agricultural Land Use

                      Session-1 – Mapping and Monitoring of Crops

                      Session-2 – Crop Yield and Prediction

                      Session-3 -  Decision Support Systems

                      Session-4 – Discussion Session on Regional Needs and Priorities

Day-3 – Plenary LCLUC sessions on Forests and Coastal areas

Overview presentations will present recent research accomplishments and the state of the art on these topics in South/Southeast Asia, and formulate future research directions and applications development needs for the region. The meeting will explore opportunities for coordination and collaboration among research scientists and teams and ongoing projects aimed to advance our understanding of the spatial extent, intensity, social consequences, and impacts on environment in South/Southeast Asian countries.

International Steering Committee

Dr. Krishna Prasad Vadrevu, Remote Sensing Scientist, SARI Lead, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, Phone: 256-321-9492; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park, USA; Email: krisvkp@umd.edu

Dr. Chris Justice, GEOGLAM co-Chair, NASA EOFSAC Science Lead, Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), 4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 209, College Park, Maryland, 20740, USA, Phone: 301.405.4050; Email: cjustice@umd.edu

Dr. Garik Gutman, Program Manager, NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Program; Landsat Program Scientist, Washington D.C. USA; Phone:1-202-358-2770; Email: ggutman@nasa.gov

Dan Irwin, Remote Sensing Scientist and Director, NASA SERVIR Program, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, Email: daniel.irwin@nasa.gov

Dr. Toshimasa Ohara, Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan; Phone: 81-29-850-2491; Email: tohara@nies.go.jp

Dr. Matsunaga Tsuneo, Head, Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis (Environmental Information Analysis Section), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan; Phone:81-29-850-2349;Email:matsunag@nies.go.jp

Dr. Cheikh Mbow, START Director, Mr. Senay Habtezion, Program Specialist, START - www.start.org; Email: cmbow@start.org or shabtezion@start.org

Local Steering Committee

Dr. Mylene G. Cayetano, Assistant Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP-IESM), University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines; Tel:+632 981 8500 loc 3942/3995; email: mcayetano@iesm.upd.edu.ph 

Dr. Gay Jane P. Perez, Associate Professor, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP-IESM), University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, 1101, Philippines; Tel:+632 981 8500 loc 3942/3993; email: gperez@iesm.upd.edu.ph 

Dr. Ronald Macatangay, Researcher, National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT), Princess Sirindhorn AstroPark, 260 Moo 4, T. Donkaew, A. Maerim, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand; email: ronald@narit.or.th / ronmcdo@gmail.com

Local Logistics Contact

Melody C. Batongbakal Project Assistant, IESM (epsl@iesm.upd.edu.ph

Local Hotels (within 5-km of MEETING Venue)

To be updated soon

Field Trip (invited participants only)

The scientific field trip is planned to understand local cropping systems, forestry and urban land use in and around mount Pinatubo, Philippines. Guest lectures by local experts will be arranged to understand on-going land use/cover change dynamics including agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) emissions. Participants need to pay the field trip costs.

Field Trip dates: 26-27th May, 2018 (Invited Participants Only) 

Training Logistics

Training (for Early Career Scientists <40yrs)

The meeting will include a three day hands-on training session for young researchers and will focus on the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) for land cover/land use change applications including atmospheric impact studies using SAR, MODIS, Landsat, Sentinel and other remote sensing datasets. Open source tools involving Python, Google Earth Engine and other software will also be showcased.

Training Dates: 31 May till 2nd June, 2018

Venue: Auditorium, Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1101, Quezon City Philippines.

Local Hotels (within 5-km of TRAINING Venue)

Hotels Near the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, University of the Philippines in Diliman

I. INSIDE UP Diliman 

1. University Hotel

Address: Guerrero St. Cor. Aglipay, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Web site: http://updilimanhotel.googlepages.com; Contact Numbers: (+632) 9261975, (+632) 9261953, (+632) 9246743, (+632) 4351316, (+632) 4351317, (+632)9272160; Sales: (+632) 4260674; Fax: (+632) 4351319; >>>View location map of the University Hotel<<<

2. UP NISMED Hostel/Science Teacher Training Center (STTC) Hostel

Address: Quirino St. Cor. Velasquez St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Contact Nos.: UP Trunkline (+632) 981-8500 local 3901 up to 3910 ext. 102; Direct Line: (+632) 927-4276, (+632) 928-1563; Mobile No. (+63918) 420-2745;>>>View location map of the UP NISMED Hostel<<<

3. UPAA Hostel and Services, Inc.

Address: Alumni Center Bldg., Magsaysay Ave. cor. Ylanan St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Contact Nos.: (+632) 926-9835; (+632) 920-6856; >>>View location map of the UPAA Hostel and Services Inc.<<<

4. UP Balay Internasyonal (International House)

Address: Guerrero cor. Dagohoy St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Contact Nos.: (+632) 920-4843; (+632) 425-1854 (Telefax); >>>View location map of the UP Balay Internasyonal<<<

5. UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR) Dormitory

Address: E. Jacinto St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Contact Nos.: (+632) 920-7717 (Telefax); >>>View location map of the UP SOLAIR Dormitory<<<

II. Hotels/Hostels outside but near UP Diliman, Quezon City

1. SEAMEO INNOTECH International House

Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Web site: http://www.seameo-innotech.org/innotech/view_facilities2.htm#ih; E-mail: info@seameo-innotech.org; Contact Nos.: (+63-2) 921-0224 (Telefax), (+632) 928-7692, (+632) 924-7681 to 84, (+632) 928-7348; >>>View location map of the SEAMEO INNOTECH International House<<<

2. Sulo Riviera Hotel – Quezon City

Address: Matalino St., Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Web site: http://www.sulorivierahotel.com/; Contact Nos.: (+63-2) 924-5051, (+632) 922-2030 (Fax); >>>View location map of the Sulo Riviera Hotel<<<

3. Fersal Hotel – Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City

Address: #130, Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101; Web site: http://www.fersalhotel.com/kalayaan;; E-mail: reservations@fersalinn.com.ph
Contact Nos.: (+632) 911-2161 loc. 148, (+632) 912-2691, (+632) 912-2693 (Fax:>>>View location map of the Fersal Hotel – Kalayaan<<<