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GEO 2017-2019 Work Programme

 

Socio-Economic Benefits of Earth Observations

Activity ID: 102

Overview

The goal of this task is to assess the socioeconomic benefits and impacts of information on individual and societal decisions. The impacts of data, information and applications on decisions need to be better understood intuitively and via quantitative assessments. The primary focus of the task will be to identify methods, create use cases/assessments, develop examples that can be broadly understood and conduct training. The work will build upon prior developments carried out by JRC in support of INSPIRE, the efforts supporting NASA Earth Science applications, the USGS economic analyses and case studies that are currently under examination. We anticipate that this multi-year effort will support a range of GEO activities including GEO Flagships and other GEO Initiatives.

Activities for the period

The task will be performed by a Community Working Group.

The task activities are addressing the following:

  • Identification and consolidation of representative case studies for collaboration and baseline analyses;
  • Organization of international events to bring together natural, social and economic scientists to look at use cases and applications;
  • Sessions or presentations at major conferences (such as AGU in US and EGU  in Europe);
  • Expansion of a related Linkedin community;
  • Publication of themes and discussions in Earthzine and other publications; and
  • Maintenance of a web site.

Future Plans

  • Identification of GEO Initiative(s) that are interested in collaborating on societal impact analysis and benefit assessment;
  • Understanding of the target community for the Initiative(s);
  • Definition of a case study working with the Initiative(s);
  • Examination of methodologies that are relevant to the collaborating Initiative(s) and the case study; and
  • Analyses of the benefits from the Initiative(s).

Resources

  • In kind contributions (Working Group)
  • Support from grant or contract for joint meetings and working group

Leadership

Contributors

Members: Australia, EC (JRC), USA.

Participating Organizations: IEEE.

Others: Consultingwhere, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)

Role

Name

Member/PO

Implementing Entity

Email

Lead

Françoise Pearlman

IEEE

IEEE

jsp@sprintmail.com

Contributor

Alan Smart

Australia

n/a

a.smart@acilallen.com.au

Contributor

Massimo Craglia

European Commission

EC-JRC

massimo.craglia@ec.europa.eu

Contributor

Andrew Coote

United Kingdom

n/a

andrew.coote@consultingwhere.com

Contributor

Jamie Kruse

United States

n/a

krusej@ecu.edu

Contributor

Richard Bernknopf

IEEE

IEEE

rbern@unm.edu

Contributor

Jay Pearlman

IEEE

IEEE

jay.pearlman@ieee.org

Contributor

Hans-Peter Plag

IEEE

IEEE

hpplag@mari-odu.org

Contributor

Claire Jolly

OECD

n/a

claire.jolly@oecd.org