Friday 19 June 2020

Monitoring Essential Variables
13:00-14:30 CEST   07:00-08:30 EDT   21:00-21:30 AEST

Description: The concept of Essential Variables (EVs) has been increasingly used in Earth observation communities to identify those variables that correspond to high impact on the Earth system and should be a priority for monitoring. This session is aimed to take a horizontal perspective on the good practices and lessons learned on how the various sets of EVs are developed, accepted and used by their respective communities.

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Session Introduction


GCOS and Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)

By Simon Eggleston

Monitoring Global Biodiversity Change with Essential Biodiversity Variables

By Laetitia Navarro

Essential Ocean Variables for Sustained Observations of Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystems

By Gabrielle Canonico & Frank Muller-Karger

Towards integrated Essential Variables for sustainability - the work done in the GEO Essential Variables Community Activity

By Anthony Lehmann & Joan Maso

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Session Wrap-up 



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