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The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and Washington College’s GIS Program are hosting the Mapping, Satellite, and Sensor Technologies Forum at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. This conference focuses on the sharing of technologies and research involved in monitoring and defining land use, soil and nutrient management, water quality, environmental impacts, and atmospheric conditions. 

The goal of this conference is to expand current networks or interest, share best practices, get educated, and learn more about the application of these technologies for additional research and commercial viability. The Forum is designed to heighten the awareness of the science being conducted on the Eastern Shore, the capabilities of our local labs and universities, and the potential to develop Mapping, Satellite and Sensor technology businesses in our communities.

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. The vision of the FLC is to actively promote the fullest application and use of federal research and development by providing an environment for successful technology transfer.

There are a number of Federal Labs working with partner institutions on Eastern Shore projects concerned with research on water quality, aquaculture, agriculture, atmosphere and weather using mapping, sensors, and imagery technology. We want to highlight this work through an informed dialogue and invite those businesses, with a vested interest, to participate. 

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