Announcement – IEEE Student Members’ Designs to Aid Humanitarian Efforts

EarthzineAnnouncements, Health, Original, Sections, Technology

Small image of power lines with a purple skyIEEE is sponsoring a Regional Student Design Competition for solutions to one of three humanitarian problems as part of the joint IEEE-United Nations Foundation Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC). HTC is a partnership among humanitarians, technologists, funders, and others, to develop implementable technological solutions to some key challenges facing humanitarian health and disaster workers today.

Announcement – GEO-IGOS Symposium: “The Need for Earth Observations: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

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Cropped image of the national museum natural historyTo address the challenges of global environmental change, policy-makers and managers need timely access to weather forecasts, climate predictions, satellite images of land-use change, water-cycle data, biodiversity indicators, seismographic information, topographical maps and many other Earth observation products and services. The GEO-IGOS Symposium will explore how the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) can help to meet these critical user needs.

Announcement – Call for Papers: Earth Information Systems and Capacity Building

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Image of the GEOSS logoEarthzine is soliciting original articles for an upcoming theme on “Earth Information Systems and Capacity Building.” Topics of interest include the design, development and operation of specific information systems and issues/challenges related to infrastructure development and capacity building. See the Call for Papers for more details.

Announcement – NOAA: David Johnson Award for Outstanding Innovative Use of Earth Observation Satellite Data

EarthzineAnnouncements, Earth Observation, Oceans, Original, Sections, Weather

Image of the NEDIS LogoThe NOAA – David Johnson Award is presented by the National Space Club in honor of the first Administrator of what was to become the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Nominations may be submitted for individuals or groups. If nominating a group, all members of the group should have been actively involved in the design and/or implementation of the application, and each must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident.

Announcement – The Volvo Adventure Begins Again

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Cropped image of the Volvo Adventure logoThe winners of the Volvo Adventure, the world wide search undertaken with United Nations Environmental Programme to find the most innovative, imaginative and practical projects devised by young people to solve environmental problems, have been announced. A team from the Yucatan coast of Mexico took first place for their ingenious project involving sustainable aquaculture ponds, while second and third place went to schools in England and India respectively.

Announcement – "How to Feed the World in 2050?" – Online Discussion on the FSN Forum from 16 September 2009

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Image of World Summit on Food Security logoPlease join in on the online discussion of how we can ensure that enough food is available for and accessible to a growing world population. The results of this online debate will help prepare the High-Level Expert Forum on “How to Feed the World in 2050”, scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome this coming October.

Announcement – “How to Feed the World in 2050?” – Online Discussion on the FSN Forum from 16 September 2009

EarthzineAgriculture, Announcements, Health, Original, Sections

Image of World Summit on Food Security logoPlease join in on the online discussion of how we can ensure that enough food is available for and accessible to a growing world population. The results of this online debate will help prepare the High-Level Expert Forum on “How to Feed the World in 2050”, scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome this coming October.

Announcement – World Climate Conference-3 in Geneva 31 August – 4 September

EarthzineAnnouncements, Climate, Earth Observation, Original, Sections

Image showing the World Meteorological Organization's logoIn Geneva, Switzerland, earth information scientists and world leaders from 150 countries, the European Commission and many NGOs are attending the third World Climate Conference, the theme of which is “Climate prediction and information for decision-making”. The past two conferences, in 1979 and 1990, were groundbreaking in their impacts and more of the same is expected this year.