Putting Earth Observation Data to Work: The EuroGEOSS Broker (Max Craglia interview)

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image of max craigliaThe first step in making sense of the processes and events that impact the Earth is to observe and analyze them. The next step is to share those observations and analyses with your peers in the context of a shared infrastructure. Today, however, there are dozens of such shared infrastructures, each with its own set of policies, terms and protocols. How can all this information be shared?

Identifying And Quantifying The Benefits Of GEOSS

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Image of the EuroGEOSS logoThe European Commission sponsored project ‰ÛÏGlobal Earth Observation ‰ÛÒ Benefit Estimation: Now, Next and Emerging‰Û (GEOBENE) has developed methodologies and analytical tools to assess the societal benefit areas (SBAs) of GEO in the domains of: Disasters, Health, Energy, Climate, Water, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Biodiversity. This article presents several of these overarching methodologies as a contribution to the ongoing effort to improve GEOSS, and looks to the future via the EuroGEOSS Project.

EuroSITES Open Ocean Observatory Network: Monitoring Europe’s Open Ocean

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EuroSITES Observatory InfrastructureThe recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, hurricane and tsunami disasters and ocean ‘health’ issues including ocean acidification highlight the importance of ocean observing systems. The authors provide overview current European (EuroSITES) and international (OceanSITES) initiatives and the growing need for high quality, high resolution ocean datasets to feed models and produce products and services to society.

An Earthzine interview with Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director General of the European Commission Directorate-General for Research

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Cropped image of Doctor Zoran StancicEarthzine presents Part 1 of an exclusive interview with Dr. Zoran Stančič. Dr. Stančič, Deputy Director General for research in the European Commission since 2004, brings a wealth of experience and insight into the EC’s support for GEOSS. Earthzine asks Dr. Stančič about the EC’s contribution to GEOSS and the benefits it brings to Europe.