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GEO-XIII Plenary Side Event: Reinforcing the development and implementation of the GEO Cold Regions Initiative


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GEO Cold Regions Initiative (GEOCRI)


The event introduces the concept and current status of the GEO Cold Regions Initiative (GEOCRI), and the ways forward during the GEO Work Programme period of 2017-2019.

Special focus will be to extensively explore the Russian contribution to cold regions Earth Observations, and to facilitate the overall user engagement in the area of cold regions EO. The program consists of:

  1. Introduction of the GEOCRI concept, activities, including the implementation plan,
  2. Examples of the cold regions EO activities and initiatives from Russian and relevant programs,
  3. User engagement, plans and examples of good practices,
  4. Discussion and ways forward.

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Yubao Qiu, Hannele Savela (,