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The Role of Desalination on a Thirsty Planet

As global aridification increases, technological advances in desalination can play a crucial role in ensuring access to potable water for billions of people. As Israel’s water program shows, using water wisely and efficiently needs to be part of the solution.

AtlantOS: Who Will Know the Ocean?

A new effort is getting underway to monitor and understand one of the least explored regions on Earth: the Atlantic Ocean, from pole-to-pole and from the surface waters to the bottom of the deepest trenches. Ocean researchers have learned much since the American biologist Rachel Carson observed in 1937: “Who has known the ocean? Neither […]

Live Coverage of GEO-XII

From Nov. 11-13, 2015, researchers from around the world who depend on and develop Earth Observation data will gather in Mexico City for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 12th Plenary and Ministerial Summit.

GEOGLAM: Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Fight Global Hunger

A global effort to make agricultural projections available to anyone with an Internet connection may hold the key to fighting hunger and reducing poverty. On a hot and humid June day in 1943, with World War II still raging in Europe and the Pacific, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt welcomed delegates from around the world […]

Ocean Acidification, Global Warming’s ‘Evil Twin’

Richard Feely, senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle, Washington, charts how humans are altering the fundamental chemistry of the ocean.

Obama Administration Pledges Support for Sharing Earth Observation Data

White House gives shout-out to GEO.

Live coverage of ESA’s Rosetta comet landing mission

Live video feed from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta comet landing mission. Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA To get an idea of the size of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko:   The Philae lander has landed! Here’s a view of the ESA operations crew waiting…and celebrating.   Topic: Quick Looks

GEO-XI on Storify

Announcing the 11th Plenary of the Group on Earth Observations in Geneva, Switzerland.

GEO XI Takes the Pulse of the Planet

Coverage of the GEO XI in Geneva, Nov. 12-14, 2014.

‘Nature’ Infographic Tracks the Spread of Ebola

An infographic in the journal Nature tracks Ebola through time and space.

Can We Get Ahead of Ebola?

In the fight against the current deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, researchers are using an easily

overlooked tool: the mobile phone.

New Study Finds Unprecedented Polar Ice Sheet Loss

The European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2 was launched in June 2010. Now, data from the satellite is allowing researchers to produce maps of the planet’s most important ice fields, with unparalleled coverage and accuracy.