GEO at AGU Fall Meeting: Call for Abstracts
News / 30 June 2018
Abstracts are now being accepted for the AGU Fall Meeting 2018. GEO and NASA are convening two sessions, described below, and invite abstract submissions from interested contributors.
Earth Observation Applications in Support of Global Policy Frameworks
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including ending poverty and hunger in all their forms, requires a holistic approach in order to comprehensively tackle the threats posed by climate change as well as natural and man-made hazards. The effective use of Earth observation data and information is essential to help countries monitor, measure, and report progress on global policy frameworks, including the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Paris Climate Agreement.
This session focuses on sharing examples of successful Earth observation applications that illustrate a more interconnected approach to achieve gains across sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate action including: methods, data products, tools, and technologies in support of global reporting on, and national implementation of, the aforementioned frameworks; and opportunities for further action, including scaling of successful methods, to promote a sustainable, climate resilient, and risk informed future. Submit an Abstract to this Session here.
Addressing Societal Challenges through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is a set of coordinated, independent Earth observation, information and processing systems that interact and provide access to diverse information for a broad range of users in both public and private sectors. The GEOSS Platform links together these systems to strengthen the monitoring of the state of the Earth while ensuring that these data are accessible, of identified quality and provenance, and interoperable to support the development of tools and the delivery of information services.
This session is co-organized by members of private (Corteva Agriscience and The Climate Corporation) and public sectors (NASA Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture Consortium (EOFSAC) and NASA Food Security Office, as well as the international GEOGLAM). To bridge gaps between these sectors, we invite abstracts on recent advances in scientific applications of EO data in agricultural monitoring and decision support, including but not limited to yield modeling/forecasting/estimation, crop monitoring in cloudy regions, big Earth data and cloud-computing, and resource optimization. Submit an Abstract to this Session here.
Earth Observations for Food Security and Agriculture: Synthesizing Public and Private Sector Knowledge
Earth observation data, analytics, and modeling from a variety of sources and at a variety of spatial and temporal scales provide critical information and tools to support decisions for the functioning and resilience of food systems. These decisions occur from farm to sub-national, national, regional, and global scales, increasing production with fewer resources, and strengthening food security and resilience while reducing uncertainty and volatility in agricultural markets.
Functionalities of the GEOSS Platform, such as the enhanced GEOSS Portal, and the discovery and access broker (DAB), are connecting providers and users of Earth observations to both increase our understanding of Earth processes and enhance predictive capabilities that underpin sound decision-making. This Session focuses on services and applications that make use of the GEOSS Platform to provide solutions to environmental and social challenges faced by society. Submit an Abstract to this Session here.
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