Biological

Definition

A hazard caused by the exposure to living organisms and their toxic substances (e.g. venom, mold) or vector-borne diseases that they may carry. Examples are venomous wildlife and insects, poisonous plants, and mosquitoes carrying disease-causing agents such as parasites, bacteria, or viruses (e.g. malaria).

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SAM Satellite

Launch date:
24/03/1998

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Événement

International Plant Health Conference "Protecting Plant Health in a changing world" logo. Image: FAO

The session will gather experts in the use of remote sensing from different regions to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory plant health matters. Partcipants will receive a copy of the policy brief "Fostering the use of satellite Remote Sensing to support Plant Health surveillance activities" jointry produced by Eurisy and Euphresco.

The following four themes will be discussed in a series of workshops, scientific and regulatory symposia and side events:

  • plant health and international trade;
  • the potential of plant health to contribute to a hunger-free world;
  • plant health’s contribution to climate action and the preservation of life on land;
  • plant health and development.

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