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.

IEEE Committee on Earth Observation Standards Working Group (ISWG) is recruiting volunteers to build GEOSS

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Image of ICEO logoImagine a world where adoption of uniform standards for all manner of Earth observation systems and services made universal interoperability the rule, not the exception. Working towards this goal, the international community of volunteers who comprise ISWG has been meeting regularly since May 2005. As it moves forward, ICEO has a call for volunteers to participate as a team of experts to establish best practices for the taxonomies and ontologism of Earth Observation.

GEO Call for Proposals to support decision making—developing countries

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The Group on Earth Observation has issued a Call entitled “Earth Observations in Decision Support Projects” that seeks to identify projects that demonstrate the benefits of Earth observation applications to end users in developing countries, particularly in the fields of agriculture (including forests), energy, human health (including air quality) and water.

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.