International Meeting on Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) in South/Southeast Asia and Synthesis

Meeting Location: 
Hanoi, Vietnam
Meeting date: 
01/31/2024 to 02/02/2024

The purpose of this international meeting is to facilitate discussions on Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) and its impacts, focusing regionally on Southeast Asian countries. Most importantly, this meeting will mark the inaugural "kick-off" event for synthesizing various LCLUC issues in the region. The presentations will not only emphasize scientific aspects but also aim to review and synthesize ongoing work from various other projects in the region. The Synthesis presentations will amalgamate diverse pieces of information, research findings, and perspectives on LCLUC-related issues in South/Southeast Asia. The meeting's overarching aim is to create a comprehensive and holistic understanding of various LCLUC issues by examining them from multiple angles, including a) Collating information; b) Employing interdisciplinary approaches; c) Integrating research; d) Identifying key insights, and e) Enhancing collaborations in the region. The meeting seeks to bridge gaps, promote collaborations, and advance knowledge regarding LCLUC issues in the region.

Overview presentations will focus on recent research accomplishments and the state of the art on various LCLUC themes in South/Southeast Asia useful for Synthesizing different topics in 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 the environment in South/Southeast Asian countries.

Local host and Venue: Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC), 18B Hoang Quoc Viet St., Hanoi, Vietnam