GEO supports the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP).

10 October 2016

GEO supports the US Climate Initiative, Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP)
GEO supports the US Climate Initiative, Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP)

GEO is part of a new partnership to mitigate the effects of climate change, the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP). PREP aims to enhance access and use of data and information to help communities build climate resilience.

The partnership was launched by the Obama Administration to bring together government, non-governmental organizations and the commercial sector to advance the development and provision of data, information, tools and technical assistance to support climate preparedness and resilience efforts.

The main activities of PREP are:

  • Engaging communities and facilitating ongoing conversations among producers and users of data, information and tools to support climate resilience;
  • Identifying and reducing the barriers to access, contribute and use data and information products for climate resilience; and
  • Developing an open-source platform to enhance access to and usability of climate-relevant data and information.

GEO will contribute to the partnership through the efforts of its 100+ Member countries and 100+ Participating Organizations to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

GEO commits to engage providers and users of these data resources through targeted workshops and its annual international plenary to ensure a sustained dialogue around the information needs of those seeking to integrate climate products and services into adaptation processes and decisions.

GEO will also support PREP by linking the cross-cutting aspects of climate to several important areas including biodiversity and ecosystem sustainability, disaster resilience, food security and sustainable agriculture, and water resources management.

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