Side Events during the 36th session of the General Conference
Exhibitions, Meetings, Cultural Events and Other Events
Launching of the UNESCO-USGS Publication 'A Satellite Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the ‘In Danger’ list'
Cover : ‘A Satellite Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the ‘In Danger’ list’
The UNESCO-USGS (US Geological Survey) publication 'From Space to Place: an Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the 'In Danger' List’, that presents satellite images of 31 sites inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger will be launched by the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, and the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UNESCO, Mr David Killion.
The result of the collaboration between the USGS and UNESCO, the Atlas presents 31 sites that are threatened by looting, natural disasters, pollution, mass tourism or armed conflict.
Remote sensing is an important tool for World Heritage site managers. Satellite images provide valuable information on the evolution of the sites, including loss of wildlife habitat, the expansion of human settlements and agricultural activities or the damage caused by natural disasters, armed conflicts or climate change.
In order to enable developing countries to benefit from space technology, UNESCO has established partnerships with leading space agencies including NASA (USA), the European Space Agency, the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES, France) and the German Aerospace Center. All these organizations are helping to protect UNESCO World Heritage.
|Type of Event||General Conference|
|Start||09.11.2011 10:20 local time|
|End||09.11.2011 11:30 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Hernandez, Mario|
|Organizer||UNESCO Science Sector and the Permanent Delegation of the United States of America to UNESCO|
|Street||7, place de Fontenoy|
|Room||Hall 7 Floor Fontenoy|
|Permanent Delegation Contact||Permanent Delegation of the United States of America to UNESCO|
|Language of Event||English|
|Estimated number of participants||50|