A global effort to make agricultural projections available to anyone with an Internet connection may hold the key to fighting hunger and reducing poverty. On a hot and humid June day in 1943, with World War II still raging in Europe and the Pacific, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt welcomed delegates from around the world to the first-ever United Nations … Read More
STEP M: Space to Effectively Prepare for Migration
Countries can follow STEP M in parallel, which will provide advice on how to obtain, integrate and operate space data within their adaptation plan for climate change and possible migration. Introduction Climate change will increasingly impact the Earth’s natural environment in many ways, such as more frequent natural disasters, heat waves, melting polar ice, and rising sea levels. Many of … Read More
Obama Administration Pledges Support for Sharing Earth Observation Data
White House gives shout-out to GEO.
11th GEO Plenary to Take Place in Geneva
Moved from Gabon to Switzerland, the GEO-XI Plenary is still scheduled to take place Nov. 13-14. Topics covered in the associated side events include everything from technology development to forest observation and water issues. For on-the-ground coverage, keep your eyes out for a blog from Osha Gray Davidson.
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Architecting an Earth Observation Strategy for Disaster Risk Management
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.
Data Drives Everything (But the Bridges Need a Lot of Work)
In a world driven by data, finding new ways to share information is critical to progress in all fields. With the Research Data Alliance, Dr. Francine Berman is hoping to change the way data is collected, used, and shared to solve problems around the globe.
Get Your Geek On: It’s the GEO Appathon!
Create the next “killer” app to unleash the potential of Earth observation data and win cash prizes.
UNEP Live: Building an Information Powerhouse
Can a new kind of website transform how environmental data are collected and shared? The creators of UNEP Live think it just might.
What is GEO? A Quick Look at the Group on Earth Observations
The 10th GEO Plenary in January marked an opportunity for the organization to celebrate its accomplishments and set goals for the future. At Earthzine, this gathering also provided an opportunity to highlight the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in new articles and reflect back on the origins of the group.