The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a global partnership of governments and organizations, envisions a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefits of human kind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations (EO).
As underlined in its Strategic Plan, and enshrined in the Mexico City Ministerial Declaration, GEO advocates the role of EO in supporting the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GEO Ministers have also confirmed GEO’s support to the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement (COP-21), and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). Earth observations have strong potential for several SDGs, including: 2 "Zero Hunger"; 3 "Good Health and Well-being"; 6 "Clean Water and Sanitation"; and 13 "Climate Action".
This session focuses on applications of EO in support of these major policy initiatives, including scientific and technological advances and challenges, helping GEO deliver on its Vision.
Douglas Cripe, GEO Group on Earth Observations, Geneva, Switzerland
Lawrence Friedl, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Argyro Kavvada, Booz Allen Hamilton NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Division
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