The work of the Summit will take the form of presentations by speakers and discussions organised in the form of thematic sections. To speak at the sections, you must register and submit a video, which will be available in the ISDE Depository and on YouTube.
This session aims to explore new challenges and opportunities from the use of Digital Earth technologies taking into account the changes that have taken place in the last 20 years and in the same way the future prospects until 2030. What’s changed? What’s new? What’s going to happen?
Among the most fundamental changes to global society over the last century is the rise of the Digital Transformation. Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other digital technologies offer new opportunities to understand and manage global systemic risks, help to mitigate the cascading impacts of emerging crises (climate change, natural disasters, etc.), and during the current pandemic, have enabled so many people to stay connected to each other and the world. Without these tools the impacts of the lockdown and global economic shutdown would have been much higher…
All our actions should contribute to the well-being of society, and in this context the engagement of citizen is increasingly recognized as a key ingredient for success. In the context of digital transformation and the ever evolving Digital Earth vision, this highly relevant because (1) it implements the requests for inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary; and (2) ensures that we put the people at the center of our activities. Without such an approach, we are at the risk to over-emphasize technocratic viewpoints and to ultimately develop solutions that are disconnected from real societal needs….
The radical scientific and technological novelty of the Digital Earth and the comprehensiveness of the geospatial revolution require widespread education in the field of the Digital Earth and a wide range of applications. Availability of specialists and mass training in working with geospatial data in the context of the Digital Earth is the key to the successful implementation of modern management practices in the common interests of all mankind.
Sustainable Development is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity and one of the highest priorities of the UN. Achieving Sustainable Development is also one of the most difficult tasks. The complexity of achieving non-crisis development was clearly demonstrated by the events of 2020.
The need for the application of the Digital Earth in government is obvious and it is no coincidence that the idea was proclaimed first by the Vice President of the USA. Digital Earth radically improves the quality of decision making, increases situational awareness, and enables seamless integration of heterogeneous and diverse data into a single global information environment.