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

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (All day) to Friday, February 2, 2024 (All day)
Hanoi, Vietnam

Meeting Objectives

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. The meeting will be organized around the following themes:

  • LCLUC and impacts on the Environment
  • Agricultural Land use
  • LCLUC, Atmosphere and Air Pollution
  • Urbanization
  • LCLUC in forests and Mountain Regions
  • LCLUC in the Coastal Zone

Day-1 – Plenary LCLUC sessions on Agriculture; Forests; Land atmospheric interactions and impacts on the environment

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

Theme-1-LCLUC, Atmosphere and Air Pollution

Session-1 – GHG emissions and inventories

Session-2 – GHG impacts on the environment including modeling

Session-3 – Biomass burning emissions

Session-4 – Discussion Session on Synthesis of LCLUC-Atmosphere and Air Pollution

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 Synthesis of Agricultural land use in the region

Theme-3-Urbanization

Session-1 – Mapping and monitoring of urban areas

Session-2 – Urban demography, socioeconomics, and sustainability

Session-3 – Decision Support Systems

Session-4 – Discussion Session on Synthesis of urbanization in the region

Day-3 – Plenary Synthesis and LCLUC sessions on LCLUC themes in Asia (Forestry, Agriculture, Urban, Coastal Land Use, etc).

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

Local Contact

Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Vice General Director of VNSC, Vietnam; Email: vatuan@vnsc.org.vn

Training Workshop on Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and Applications
The training workshop will provide a forum to interact with remote sensing experts on forestry,
agriculture, and water resources. The focus will be on using both Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and
Optical datasets. The introductory lectures will combine practical training involving basic and advanced
methods.
Expected attendees: University students, researchers, Government, and Non-Government
Organizations

Training Dates   

-Jan 29-30th, 2024

Training Venue

-Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC), 18B Hoang Quoc Viet St., Hanoi, Vietnam

Mandatory Training Registration

https://forms.gle/KkSm1ucgTeR43UWG7

Meeting Dates

-31st January 1st February and 2nd February, 2024

Meeting Venue

-Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC), 18B Hoang Quoc Viet St., Hanoi, Vietnam

Mandatory Meeting Registration

https://forms.gle/PNydFLV1ZoAHkjhi6