Towards best practice in earth observation research in developing countries

Iain H. Woodhouse, Gemma Cassells, Mavuto Tembo

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Abstract

This paper provides evidence for the lack of collaborative remote sensing research between the developed and developing world. Analysis of publications in peer-reviewed journals using Web of Knowledge (WoK), the major UK academic citation database data is presented showing that countries designated low income or lower middle income countries tend to have significantly fewer publications (as might be expected) but also those papers that are describing work conducted in one of these countries have far fewer local authors on papers (compared to high and upper middle income countries). We identify ways in which EO researchers can support the sustainable development of indigenous capacity, through improved collaboration, increased access to publications, and better networking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Proceedings
PagesV389-V392
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 Jul 200917 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume5

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2009
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period12/07/0917/07/09

Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Developing countries

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