Forest Watch science and education strive to halt climate change

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Portrait Dr. Barrett N. ‰ÛÏBarry‰Û RockAs the international remote sensing community readies the 2009 IGARSS in Cape Town, South Africa this July, Earthzine recalls last summer’s conference in Boston, Massachusetts with this Featured Person interview with Dr. Barrett N. “Barry” Rock, professor of forestry, botany and remote sensing in the Complex Systems Research Center and the Department of Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire. Barry Rock exemplifies IEEE’s mission to put science and technology to work for the benefit of humanity and Earth. He has “grown” a network of hundreds of students and teachers in Forest Watch, the outreach program he founded in 1991 in order to scientifically track the effects of U.S. efforts to diminish the damage of air pollution on human health and vegetation. In Boston, he demonstrated the Forest Watch model of university/K-12 partnership and IEEE scientific/community outreach at the 2008 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium.

Indigenous Perspectives in GEOSS: An Interview with Dr. Gregory Cajete

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Cropped image of Dr. Gregory CajeteEarthzine’s Editor-In-Chief Paul Racette speaks with Dr. Gregory Cajete – a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico and author of five books on Native American education, history and philosophy – about Native American science and the role Indigenous perspectives have in realizing an integrated Earth observing system.

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.

An Earthzine interview with Zoran Stan€i€, 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 Stan€i€. Dr. Stan€i€, 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. Stan€i€ about the EC’s contribution to GEOSS and the benefits it brings to Europe.

Halting Biodiversity Loss: An Earthzine Conversation with Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy

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Cropped image of Kalemani Joseph MulongoyFor perspective on biodiversity loss and the data management challenges facing the CBD, Earthzine contributor Peter Fairley interviewed Kalemani Joseph Mulongoy by telephone at the CBD Secretariat in Montreal. Since 1999, Mr. Mulongoy has served as Principal Officer in charge of the Secretariat‰Ûªs Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters Division.