Breakout session on scales of Arctic Earth Observations at the 2017 Arctic Circle Assembly on 14th October
9 October 2017
The 2017 Arctic Circle Assembly is convening in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 13-15 October.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the Sustaining Arctic Observation Networks (SAON), the European Polar Board (EPB), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) are organizing a breakout session on Saturday, October 14th, at 17:30-19:00.
The session, entitled ‘Scales of Observations –Connecting Arctic Data, Information and People’, highlights the importance of sustained Arctic observations across both temporal and geographic scales to maximize their societal benefits and usefulness in advising decision-making.
The session will start with flash presentations that introduce participants to the range of Earth observation projects, networks and organizations. These are followed by a panel discussion focusing on integration and interoperability of arctic observations from remote sensing and ground-based observations to Indigenous-Knowledge-driven monitoring and community-based observing initiatives.
Barbara Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations
Árni Snorrason, Director, Icelandic Meteorological Office: Large-scale Arctic climate observations (WMO)
Jan René Larsen, SAON Secretary, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme: International coordination of Arctic monitoring (SAON)
Yubao Qiu, Associate Professor, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences: Integrating Scales of Observations – an Example from High Mountain Asia (GEOCRI)
Noor Johnson, Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder & The Fletcher School, Tufts University: Community-based monitoring and Indigenous knowledge as/in Arctic observing systems
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) highlights the value of open data and Earth observations