Second Call: Second International Conference on Global Change and the Environment in Asia and Pacific (GCEAP): Inland Waters and Coastal Environment

The Second International Conference on Global Change and the Environment in Asia and Pacific (GCEAP): Inland Waters and Coastal Environment will be held on 28-29 October 2010 at the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong.

This conference will foster informed debate among scientists and stakeholders related to the environment and global climate change. The First GCEAP was held in 2008, with the focus on Global and Local Water and Energy Cycles Variability. The details of GCEAP2010 can be found at the website of The theme of this conference is environmental quality and the impact of global climate change on inland waters and coastal environments, including feedback processes. 

In many coastal regions, rapid industrial, urban and agricultural development has caused land use and land cover changes and various associated kinds of water pollution. The inland to coastal water cycles influence, and are influenced by, effects of both regional and global climate change.

The two-day conference will include invited talks and contributed oral and poster presentations. All abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be solicited for publication in a special issue of a refereed journal (e.g., International Journal of Remote Sensing and/or Natural Hazards).


  • Air-sea interaction and landfall storms
  • Algorithms and methods
  • Aquatic ecosystems feedback to and interactions with global climate change /Climate and anthropogenic influence on coastal/ inland water quality and adjacent ecosystems (including coral reefs)
  • Coastal Erosion, Estuaries Sustainment and the Impacts of LULC changes
  • Water Optical properties and Water Color Remote Sensing in Rivers, Lakes, and Coastal Waters
  • Holocene to Recent Coastal Landscape Structure, Change, and Hazards in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Brock
Title: “Late holocene sea level fluctuation altered coral reef ecosystem structure at the dry Tortugas”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arnold Dekker
Title: “Management for relevant remote sensing of temperate to tropical aquatic ecosystems in Australia”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Gower
Title: "Global observations of intense surface plankton blooms and floating vegetation using MERIS MCI"

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Chuanmin Hu
Title: "A remote sensing view of aquatic hazards in East China and the US Gulf Coast"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Zhongping Lee
Title: "Monitoring water quality parameters via ocean color remote sensing"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alan E Strong
Title: "NOAA Coral Reef Watch Program from Satellite Observations"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Menghua Wang
Title: "Satellite remote sensing of water properties for ocean, coastal, and inland waters"


  • Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  • The Yuen Yuen Research Centre for Satellite Remote Sensing, CUHK
  • South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)


  • Beijing Earth View Image Inc.
  • Chung Chi College, CUHK
  • Environmental and Conservation Fund
  • KC Wong Education Foundation

Supporting Organizations

  • HK Environmental Protection Department
  • HK Observatory
  • Hong Kong Geographical Association (HKGA)
  • Hong Kong PolyU, Department of Land Survey and Geo-Informatics
  • Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, GMU
  • Guangdong Association of Remote Sensing and GIS, China
  • Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, CAS
  • Key Lab of 3D Information Extraction and Application, Capital Normal University
  • Key Lab of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Jiangxi Normal University
  • Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment, Nanjing Normal University
  • National Center for Remote Sensing of China
  • Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, CAS
  • Science and Technology & International Cooperation, China Geological Survey (CGS)
  • State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, CAS
  • State Key Lab of Marine Environmental Science at Xiamen University
  • State Key Lab of Urban and Regional Ecology at Research Center for Eco-environment Sciences
  • Texas Center for Geographic Information Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
  • The Mountain-River-Lake Development Committee of Jiangxi Province, China
  • U. S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, CAS


Chung Chi College,

Environmental and
Conservation Fund
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