Sunday, October 14, 2007

Planet Earth: From Space to Place

The first television image of the Earth from space,
taken by the Television Infrared Observation Satellite
(TIROS-1) on April 1, 1960. (Image by NASA)

This exhibition is to be inaugurated on October 16th, at the opening of the General Conference. More than 3,000 people are expected to visit the exhibition, including a dozen Heads of State, Delegations of Member States, Ministers of Education, Science and Communication, and representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations.

The exhibition focuses on five themes:
  • The Earth System,
  • The Dynamic Earth,
  • The Diverse Earth,
  • The Changing Earth and
  • Respecting the Earth.
UNESCO’s activities are to be explained through panels, photographs and multimedia with particular emphasis on:
  • the role of remote sensing in monitoring from space those changes on the Earth relating to heritage and water resources;
  • the concept of ‘terroir’ (or "the land") as a model for sustainable development; and
  • challenges resulting from faced by indigenous peoples.
Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Hall S├ęgur. (Paris, France)

Start date - 2007-10-16

End date - 2007-11-03

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