GEO Plenary XIV and GEO Week 2017 to be Held in Washington, D.C.

The GEO Plenary XIV and associated GEO Week Conference and exhibition will be held in the United States this year, in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 23-26, 2017.

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Left to Right: Members of AfriGEOSS at GEO Plenary XI, Credit: Osha Gray Davidson. GEO Director; Barbara Ryan at GEO Plenary XII, Credit: Osha Gray Davidson; Plenary Session on the Commercial Sector at GEO XIII, Credit: Elise Mulder Osenga.

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), has announced that GEO Plenary XIV and the associated GEO Week Conference and exhibition will be held in the United States this year, in Washington, D.C.. The convention will take place from Oct. 23-26, 2017.

The plenary is an opportunity for the 104 member nations and 109 participating organizations to convene and discuss the progress, challenges, and opportunities in collaborating to share Earth observations data, technologies, and techniques.

The associated conference provides time for individuals and organizations to present case studies and specific research results relevant to GEO’s vision and work goals. The conference also provides an opportunity for networking and partnership building among GEO participants.

Topics expected to receive special attention include disaster relief, mitigation of climate change impacts, and best practices for tracking progress on the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To learn more about previous GEO Plenaries, visit the GEO website or read Earthzine’s live coverage from the last three years: GEO XI in Geneva, GEO XII in Mexico City, and GEO XIII in St. Petersburg.

Questions about the GEO Plenary can be directed to the GEO secretariat: secretariat@geosec.org.

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