igarssFeria Valencia has been chosen as host of the international Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in 2018, the greatest world symposium in Earth Sciences , which will bring together more than 2,000 engineers in the city of Valencia and will imply an economic impact for the city of more than three million euros.

The election took place in Quebec, where the  Valencia Bid, was defended by the Universitat de València, the International Trade Fair of Valencia and Valencia Tourism Convention Bureau, won against another finalist city, Abu Dhabi. And they did it, mainly thanks to the scientific program leaded by the Physician Prof. José Moreno Méndez. In fact, according to reports from the University, the Laboratory for Imaging Processing (LPI), the Scientific Park of the Academic Institution, and the Department of Physics of the Earth and Thermodynamics (Faculty of Physics),  organise the meeting, under the direction of Professor Moreno.

The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium has with the support of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IEEE GRSS) and the major space agencies, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as well as private aerospace companies.

This Congress, the most important event on the control and observation of satellites from the Earth, is held annually in a different city. In 2015, it will travel to Milan (Italy); in 2016 to Peking (China); and in 2017 to Forthsworth (United States).

The Valencia Symposium will be held from 23rd to 27th of July 2018 in Feria Valencia Convention & Exhibtion Centre and Pavilion 5. It will occupy a plenary room for about 1,000 people, from 10 to 12 rooms of between 100 and 350 people for meetings, and about 2,000 meters of exhibition.

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