PORSEC2008, Guangzhou, China

(Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference)


The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science,
will host
PORSEC2008 in Guangzhou

Theme£ºRemote sensing of environmental changes in Asian-Pacific

Proposed date: Nov-Dec, 2008


The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO)

Founded in January 1959, The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO) is one of the largest marine research institutes in China, and one of the Chinese Academy of Science knowledge generating institute. It has 388 staff member, 47 research scientists, 43 Ph.D ¨Cadvising Professors. SCSIO is featured by a postdoctoral research station and a Ph.D degree program in fields of Marine Biology, Physical Oceanography, Marine Geology, Marine Chemistry, and Marine Environment.

1.Homepage in English: http://www.scsio.ac.cn/scsio/default.htm
2.Homepage in Chinese: http://www.scsio.ac.cn/
3.Backup homepage for prosec2008: http://lingzis.51.net/PORSEC2008GZ.htm

There is a possibility of publishing selected

porsec2008 papers in the International Journal of Remote Sensing



Guangzhou is the capital city of Guangdong, and the center of its political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural life. Sui (Ears of Rice) is short for Guangzhou and the City of Ram (Yang Cheng) is also an alias of Guangzhou. The kapok is the city flower and the kapok tree is the city tree of Guangzhou.
Covering an area of 7434.4 square kilometers (2870 square miles), Guangzhou is home to more than 11 million people, including a 3.7 million transitory population. With the opening of China to the outside world, a large number of people from other regions of China swarmed into Guangzhou, one of the first ¡°open¡± cities in China. This has accelerated its economic development.
Guangzhou is a famous historical city. In ancient days, Guangzhou was the capital city for three Chinese dynasties: the Nan Yue (South Yue), the Nan Han (South Han) and the Nanming (South Ming). Thus it was put in the list of the 24 most famous historical cultural cities and became a tourist destination. You can not understand most Chinese cities deeply until you know their history. This is true of Guangzhou. Many historic sights: the Western Han Nanyue King's Tomb Museum, the Zhenhai Tower and the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall tell us the 2,000-year history of Guangzhou.

Today, Guangzhou retains its ancient customs, but is also a large city full of vigor and current fashions. You can find something worth taking home in Shangxia Jiu Lu, Beijing Lu and Di Shi Fu Lu. Trying Yue Cai (Cantonese Cuisine), one of eight Chinese famous cuisines, is definitely a must in Guangzhou! Eat delicious food with ingredients you have never heard of.

Location of Guangzhou

Guangzhou is located in the middle south of Guangdong Province, north of the Pearl River Delta. It lies close to the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Macau. Zhujiang (The Pearl River), the third largest river of China, runs through Guangzhou and is navigable to the South China Sea. Situated in such an excellent geographical region, Guangzhou is called China¡¯s South Gate. Hotel facilities and service in Guangzhou are fine, and transportation in Guangzhou is more and more convenient.
Guangzhou is famous as a hometown for overseas Chinese. It boasts the largest population of overseas Chinese people. These overseas Chinese do a great deal of good for Guangzhou: opening international markets, bridging Guangzhou and the rest of the world, and establishing many schools, hospitals, nurseries, kindergartens and rest homes in Guangzhou.



The first Circular of PORSEC2008 will be coming soon.

 PORSEC is an organization dedicated to helping developing nations stimulate their science programs using global remote sensing data. PORSEC has provided over a decade of effort with over 30 countries and agencies participating to advance the science capabilities in developing countries. A governing body of 60 global scientists provide the guiding effort and leadership to make this a successful movement. Originating in Japan, it is truly an International effort. 

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http://lingzis.51.net/GZ2008.htm  (Chinese--http://lingzis.51.net/workshops/GZ2008.htm)


PPORSEC2006, Nov 2006, South Korea