2006 Digital Earth Summit
In August 2006, Digital Earth summit on sustainability was successfully held in Auckland, New Zealand. This Summit on Sustainability represented the most significant scientific gathering ever held in this part of the world. Its focus will be on the most important issue facing us — long-term survival.The Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, delivered a speech to the audiences from many countries, showing their government's interests in Digital Earth and the importance of Digital Earth technologies. The Summit will focus on how technology and the data it provides can best be applied to achieve sustainability in all sectors of society and the environment, including specialist workshops / forums and speakers on sustainable communities.