GEO Plenary XIV and GEO Week 2017 to be Held in Washington, D.C.

GEO Plenary XIV and the associated GEO Week Conference and exhibition will be held Oct. 23-26.

Seeking Mutual Benefits: Bringing Private Sector Partnerships to GEO

As part of its goals for the coming year, GEO is seeking to increase interactions with the private sector. In an interview with Earthzine, Geoff Sawyer of EARSC explains how partnerships can benefit both communities.

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: New GEOSS Portal Intended to Engage Researchers and Public

The new GEOSS Portal has been launched, and the renovated interface offers GIS tools and mapping layers intended for everyone from researchers to journalists and the general public. The power of maps is that they can communicate complex concepts in a single image. For an international organization like the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), maps […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies. Above: Landsat satellite image examples of the Sabkhat al Jabbulin in Syria, […]

GEOGLAM: Working Together to Reduce Poverty and Fight Global Hunger

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 […]

GEOGLAM Collaboration Builds Bright Future for a Strong Earth Observation Tradition

GEOGLAM’s collaboration between Space agencies and advancements in technology are opening the door for critical prediction of agricultural production and food security. For the last 43 years, NASA’s Earth Observation satellite program has created an unparalleled record of global change, revolutionizing our understanding of land use, climate, and agriculture production trends. Building on this foundation, partners […]

A Colorful Approach to Investigating the Red Sea: LearnEO! Offers a Lesson Plan to Map Phytoplankton Phenology

An online educational tool called Learn EO! works to provide information and training to help put remote sensing data to use in the Red Sea region.