Conservation and Indigenous Communities SIG
ConICom, although a Special Interest Group, is more a network of humanitarian and wildlife academics, and campaigners keen to develop the practical benefits and applications of remote sensing to mitigate and potentially prevent various man-made disasters, with impacts crossing international borders, and affiliated to RSPSoc.
ConICom seeks to hold one meeting a year, with the first meeting planned to be held at Imperial College London in October 2013 with the support of EPG and Grantham Institute.
The purpose of CONICOM is to promote best practice and innovative applications in use of remote sensing and photogrammetry in all aspects of conservation and indigenous communities, notably humanitarian concern and endangered wildlife, flora and environment. This will include topics largely suffering impact of deliberate man-made crises (e.g. mining impact, poaching, piracy, illegal logging etc.) with the Convenor providing a focus for activities.