SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2014

Dr Alan Belward, Land Resource Management Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

‘Running out of Land – a new Global Challenge’

Monday February 10, 2014

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

The annual SCRR Peter Wilson Lecture is given by Dr Alan Belward, Land Resource Management Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

Land is not often considered a non-renewable resource, but it should be. The land meets most food, fuel and fibre needs of our rapidly growing human population and shapes Earth’s climate too – competition for this finite resource is fierce. Satellites provide a unique vantage point from which to determine how, when, and where land resources change.

This talk introduces some of the policies that impact global land-use and highlights the role of the Earth-imaging satellites in responding to these.

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, EH2 2PQ

Further information

Please see the event page on the RSE website.

www.rse.org.uk/event/running-out-of-land-a-new-global-challenge/

Event report

An event report and an audio recording are now available via the RSE website.

Event report by Matthew Shelley (PDF, 253 KB):

www.rse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SCRR_Peter_Wilson_lecture_2014.pdf

Audio recording: