Welcome to ICEO & SI 2016

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ICEO & SI 2016, it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to attend the 2016 International Conference on Earth Observations & Societal Impacts.
     This upcoming conference will be held in the National Taiwan Ocean University from the 26th to 28th of June, 2016. The conference will cover the 10 contemporary global issues of Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate, Water, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture/Forestry/Fishery, Biodiversity, and Industry/Policy with the goal of achieving the sustainable development of the Earth.
    More than 200 potential academics, researchers, engineers and students from 15 countries are expected to participate in the ICEO & SI 2016. With such wide range of topics, the ICEO & SI 2016 aims to facilitate the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers and students from different background through the keynote speeches, oral and poster presentations.
    Situated in the northern part of Taiwan, Keelung used to be called “Jilong”, which means hencoop. The name was later changed to Keelung which means "rich and prosperous land". The fabulous beauty of Keelung city and the innate hospitality of our people will make it a memorable and pleasant stay for all your delegates. You may wish to extend your stay in Keelung to experience the fine and exquisite cuisine near the temple and be sure to plan a trip to visit the emplacements, the tunnels, the beak head, the bay, the fishery harbor and the fishing market in Keelung.
    My colleagues on the Organizing Committee and I sincerely hope you enjoy the conference and our hospitality, and are looking forward to your attendance in June, 2016.

National Chair Professor Ching-Fong Chang
President, National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU)