GEO pivots its strategic mission to focus on putting it vast resources into the hands of users.
The Writer and the Scientist: Finding Inspiration
Earthzine’s Senior Science Writer Elise Mulder Osenga finds hope through her work in interviews with scientists.
PREPping Access to Climate Data
Through the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP), a collaboration between public, private, and government sectors, open-source data may change the way the world approaches climate change.
Dispatches from GEO XIII: A Talk with GEO’s New External Relations Manager Steven Ramage
In an interview with Earthzine, Steven Ramage, senior external relations manager, discusses his role with GEO and his vision for the future. Steven Ramage is the new Senior External Relations Manager for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The GEO XIII Plenary marks his first week on the job, but he is jumping into the swing of things: heading a … Read More
Dispatches from GEO XIII: A Chilly Perspective – GEO Considers Adding a Cold Regions Initiative
The 2016 GEO Plenary will vote on the addition of a Cold Regions Initiative. A field trip to the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Russia reveals the type of research under consideration and the importance of partnerships. Considering the amount of data a single slice yields, samples from the Vostok ice core look fairly commonplace: just a thick ring … Read More
Dispatches from GEO XIII: Making Vanishing Forests Visible
Regional remote sensing has the capacity to support conservation initiatives at a local level. Partnerships such as those established through GEO can help. The Chaco Dry Forest in South America is losing habitat at a rate of roughly 1,500 hectares a day. This land clearing is driven by the profitability of soy and beef, and although some forest conversion is … Read More
GEO Plenary in Russia to Consider Pathway to Sustainable Development Goals
Now beginning its second decade as an organization, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) convenes its annual plenary meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, to consider how best to support the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Global Agenda.
GEO Partners with WHO to Support Global Health
A new partnership between the Group on Earth Observations and the World Health Organization seeks to leverage their areas of expertise to promote use of Earth observing technologies in addressing global health challenges. In our complex and ever-changing world, satellite data provides life-saving information on tornadoes, landslides, and other atmospheric events. A new partnership seeks to expand how this information … Read More
AtlantOS: Who Will Know the Ocean?
A new effort is getting underway to monitor and understand one of the least explored regions on Earth: the Atlantic Ocean, from pole-to-pole and from the surface waters to the bottom of the deepest trenches. Ocean researchers have learned much since the American biologist Rachel Carson observed in 1937: “Who has known the ocean? Neither you nor I.” But, says … Read More
Live Coverage of GEO-XII
From Nov. 11-13, 2015, researchers from around the world who depend on and develop Earth Observation data will gather in Mexico City for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 12th Plenary and Ministerial Summit.