Architecting an Earth Observation Strategy for Disaster Risk Management

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Supporting international disaster management with satellite observation often involves ad hoc arrangements among many players. This limits the effectiveness and efficiency of satellite support to disaster management operations. To address this challenge, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Information Systems and Services documented a high-level reference model for the use of Earth observation satellites and associated products to support disaster risk management within the Global Earth Observation System of Systems context.

Weaving the Narrative of Climate Change: The Process Behind the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

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The 5th Assessment Report from the International Panel on Climate Change represents an example of broad scientific collaboration. In an interview with Earthzine, Lead Author Chris Field discusses the challenges and benefits of this international enterprise and why he feels that science has the capacity to address the challenges posed by the potential impacts of climate change.