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2014-04-08 15:54:34

The European Biodiversity Observation Network, EU BON -- research objectives and practical implementation The world's biodiversity is in an ongoing dramatic decline that despite conservation efforts remains unprecedented in its speed and predicted effects on global ecosystem functioning and services. The lack of available integrated biodiversity information for decisions in sectors other than nature conservation has been recognized as a main obstacle and the need to provide readily...

2014-04-04 12:21:04

ReportsnReports.com adds Global Satellite-based Earth Observation Market 2014-2018 research report to its store. DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The "Global Satellite-based Earth Observation Market 2014-2018" report says one of the major trends witnessed in the market is the formation of the GEOSS. GEOSS is an internet-based platform that allows users of Earth observation data to access, search, and use the data, information, tools, and services for their needs. GEOSS is mainly...

2012-02-14 12:37:59

An interactive web tool has been developed to improve the accuracy and extent of global land use and forest cover information. The new ℠Geo-Wiki´ uses Google Earth and  information provided by a global network of volunteers to fill in ℠data gaps´ and to verify existing land cover information. Developers this week have launched a Geo-Wiki competition to raise awareness of the tool and to encourage community involvement in environmental monitoring. Access to...

2011-02-18 12:46:12

New Digital Observatory helps to set priorities Biodiversity loss is a growing concern. Protected areas are a instrument to counteract this trend. The UN's Convention on Biological Diversity conference of the parties in Nagoya (October 2010) set stringent new targets to be reached by 2020. At least 17% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas have to be protected. But are protected areas really protected? Are they in the right place? Where should new protected areas...

2010-12-02 14:06:31

Although finding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol is a major item on the agenda at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, delegates are also working hard to establish an international climate monitoring system. In order to effectively respond to climate change challenges, decision-makers need scientifically based climate knowledge. It is the job of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to make sure that the Conference of the Parties (COP)...

2010-08-16 17:44:53

From 14 - 25 August 2010, scientists from around the world will gather in Southern Turkey to measure the spectral reflectance of a few square kilometres of salt. These measurements will have a major impact on the future of satellite based Earth observation, and will ultimately improve our understanding of the Earth's climate. For ten months of the year Tuz Göl (Lake Tuz) in southern Turkey appears to be like any other lake. However, during July and August it dries to become a bright,...

2010-06-22 23:01:00

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, and its members are applying engineering and technology principles to address issues of global environmental impact, including monitoring natural disasters and tracking man-induced hazards such as forest fires, oil spills and other types of chemical contamination. By utilizing remote sensing technology to monitor behavior on the ground, as well as in the atmosphere and water, IEEE...

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2010-04-26 14:14:11

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications. The signing ceremony took place at the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)² in Washington. Following the ceremony, both administrators met with students to discuss the importance of...

2009-11-17 12:15:00

Co-chairs from China, European Commission, South Africa, United States WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is holding its annual Plenary meeting in Washington on 17-18 November to assess and promote progress towards making information about global environmental change readily available to policy-makers, managers and anyone else who needs it. "GEO is on track to make critical information about global changes widely and easily available. By...

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2009-10-21 10:50:00

The head of an international earth observation group announced plans join forces with space agencies and Google to monitor deforestation, which accounts for about one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions. "The only way to measure forests efficiently is from space," said Jose Achache, Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). "A highly accurate and fully operational global forest carbon tracking system is now possible due to the combination of high-tech instruments, advanced science...


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