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Edinburgh readies for major scientific forum

13 August 2013

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About 1700 participants of the Living Planet Symposium are expected in the Scottish capital on 9-13 September. To date, over 1100 people have already registered for ESA's largest scientific event of the year, and the number is growing.

Organised and hosted by ESA with the support of the UK Space Agency, the symposium brings together scientists and users from across the globe to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate derived from satellite data.

Results from ESA's Earth observation missions will be presented, and missions in development from ESA and national space agencies will be introduced.

For the first time, an app has been developed that will make planning for the week-long event easier than ever. Participants are invited to download the free Living Planet Symposium app for iPhone or iPad.

The interactive app allows users to personalise an attendance programme, view and contribute to an image gallery, find points of interest near the conference venue and share their experiences through social networks.

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