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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hungarian National Committee on the Year of the Planet Earth established

Historical Building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2006

Committee established for the Year of the Planet Earth - 2008
Established by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO, the Committee held its inagural meeting on 5th June.
The ten themes in the two action directions (scientific programmes and education/awareness) of the Committee are as follow:
Groundwater.
Hazards,
Earth & Healths,
Climate,
Resources,
Megacities,
Deep Earth,Ocean,
Soil,
Earth & Life.
Signed by the Presidents of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO, the Secretary General of HUNAGI was invited to be member of the Committee. Earth Observation, (G)SDI and the Digital Earth Vision will be channelled in the multidisciplinary work, and arrangements related to the Hungarian participation at the Digital Earth Summit scheduled for October 2008 in Potsdam will be among the planned contributions.

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