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About Energy and Mineral Resources Management

 

Fossil fuel energy use accounts for more than two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. Earth observations can be used to increase the global share of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, in combination with energy efficiency, to help limit a further rise in global temperature, in line with The Paris Agreement.

Description

GEO will advocate the value of Earth observations, engage communities and deliver data and information in support of Energy and Mineral Resources Management by enhancing the discovery, development and sustainable production of mineral and renewable energy resources; in order to facilitate substantial increases in the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, through usable, actionable information on resource assessment, monitoring and forecasting of intermittent energy sources, including solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, geo-thermal power and biomass.

Summary description of 2016 Plans

2016 activities are focused on renewable enery and on mineral resources, here included the monitoring of impacts for Geo-Resource Exploration and Exploitation

About Energy

Exploiting the full potential of energy resources is of critical importance to all countries. This trillion-dollar economic sector includes coal, oil and gas as well as renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydropower.

Key concerns for both governments and the private sector include reliable access to energy, the efficient management of energy resources, improved technologies for stabilizing or reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the need to report energy emissions levels to the UN Climate Change Convention and other bodies.

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems is helping governments and companies to manage energy resources more effectively. GEOSS provides the information they need for evaluating the potential for producing renewable energy and assessing the risks and potential of carbon capture and storage systems designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

GEOSS also provides data and information for monitoring and forecasting fluctuations in hydropower, solar, ocean and wind energy sources; assessing and predicting the environmental impacts of energy exploration, extraction, transportation and consumption; reducing weather-related and other risks to energy infrastructure; matching energy supply and demand; and informing other aspects of energy-policy planning in both developing and developed countries.

 

Related Work Programmme Activities

 

GEO Initiatives

GEO Global Water Sustainbility (GEOGLOWS)

GEO Vision for Energy (GEO-VENER)

 

Community Activities

Earth Observations for Managing Mineral Resources

Earth Observations for the Water-Energy-Food (W-E-F) Nexus

GEO-CRADLE
 

Cross Cutting Activities

 

GEO Initiatives

AfriGEOSS: Reinforcing Regional African Engagement

AmeriGEOSS

Asia-Oceania GEOSS (AOGEOSS)

Earth Observations in Service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

EuroGEOSS

GEO Carbon and GHG Initiative

GEOSS-EVOLVE

Oceans and Society: Blue Planet

 

Community Activities

Access to climate data in GEOSS

Advancing Communication Networks

Citizen Observatories and Crowdsourcing

Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS)

Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

Data Analysis and Integration System (DIAS)

Digital GEOMUSEUM

GFCS - GEO Collaboration

Himalayan GEOSS

Research Data Science Summer Schools

Socio-Economic Benefits of Earth Observations

Space and Security

Synergized Multi-Source Remote Sensing Products and Services
 

Contact person in the GEO Secretariat

Secretariat Expert: Andre Obregon - aobregon@geosec.org

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e-mail: secretariat@geosec.org

phone: +41 22 730 8505

fax: +41 22 730 8520

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GEO Secretariat
7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

e-mail: secretariat@geosec.org
phone: +41 22 730 8505
fax: +41 22 730 8520