Scientific posters on Ecosystems, one of the Societal Benefit Areas from the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, are featured here. The posters were created by high school-aged students at St. George’s School in Bogotá, Colombia, as part of a literature review project to identify an ecosystem somewhere in the world with a current problem that could be addressed through Earth observation tools and technology.
Por segundo año consecutivo, estudiantes de último año del Colegio San Jorge de Inglaterra en Bogotá, Colombia, han participado en el proyecto llamado “Observación de la Tierra: Ciencia desde otra perspectiva.” Todos los cincuenta y cinco estudiantes, organizados en nueve grupos, se enfocaron en los Ecosistemas, que es una de las Áreas de Beneficio Social. El resultado de esta propuesta … Read More
Since the government of the Soviet Union decided to change the course of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers for irrigation in the 1960s, the Aral sea has shrunk rapidly, becoming one of the worst ecological tragedies of the last century. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has caused a lot of problems in the ecosystem. It has reduced its area by about 90 percent, and a lot of species have died. Everything occurred because of political decisions in changing the river course for irrigation.