“Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet”

Aerial view of HalifaxDigital Earth concerns the integrated use of digital technologies to monitor, map, model, and manage our planet’s environments. The Digital Earth vision was first proposed by Al Gore in 1998, and has evolved to keep pace with rapid developments in earth-sensing, cloud computing, and Big Data. ISDE now espouses a more dynamic view of Digital Earth as the digital nervous system of the globe, using sensor networks and situation-aware systems to inform in real-time about events on or close to the Earth’s surface.

At Digital Earth 2015 scientists, engineers, technologists, and environmental managers from around the world will meet to share concepts, research findings, technologies, and practical applications relating to the Digital Earth vision. Our conference will include themes from the entire spectrum of the Digital Earth vision, and will highlight applications related to Nova Scotian expertise in ocean and atmospheric sciences.

Canada is in the forefront of research and development in the fields of geomatics, geospatial research, and environmental monitoring. Nova Scotia has a large cluster of agencies and institutions related to geomatics, digital technologies, and the environment, with regional and specialist agencies of many government departments, and world-class research at local universities and colleges.

Where are we?

Halifax is a delightful and historic tourist destination, with fine accommodations, dining, and entertainment. Venues in downtown Halifax offer live music to suit every taste on any given night. Delightful scenery and UNESCO world heritage sites are within easy reach along the South Shore and in the Annapolis Valley. October in Nova Scotia promises sunny days and delightful Fall foliage.

The Halifax International Airport provides direct flights to 42 cities in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Frequent flights to New York, Chicago, Montreal, Toronto, and Europe provide easy connections to cities throughout the world.

wtccThe conference venue will be the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre, in downtown Halifax. This 3-floor facility offers comprehensive services and excellent catering in a central location close to restaurants, pubs, and shopping. The heart of Halifax has more than 3500 hotel rooms, with many conveniently connected to our meeting venue by an enclosed pedway system.

So please mark your calendar for October 5 - 9, 2015 and plan to join us in this beautiful city for this world-class conference. Check back to this website regularly for updates or contact our conference organizers at with any specific questions.

We look forward to hosting you in 2015!