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GEO-XIII Plenary Side Event: ISDE: The “Digital Belt and Road” Initiative for Earth observations


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The event will introduce the concept and status of the “Digital Belt and Road” Initiative (DBAR) and the linkages and its contribution to the GEO/GEOSS.

A special focus of the event is to utilize DBAR, PEEX and ISDE contact networks for facilitating the engagement of Earth observations in countries along the belt and road region.

The event will include: 1) Introduction of the DBAR concept, framework and activities;2) Cases and examples for the applications of Earth observation to address sustainable development challenges in the belt and road region;3) The potential involvement of DBAR at GEOSS programs and connection;4) Discussion about issues and ways forward.


Jie Liu, Fang Chen (,