Blog / October 27, 2023
BY: Morgane Dackiw
In a world increasingly reliant on data-driven solutions, the GEO Highlights 2023 report shines a spotlight on the transformative power of Earth observations in our current world. Featuring 35 impactful stories, this report illustrates the profound influence of geospatial innovation and progress across the GEO Work Programme’s numerous projects. From environmental conservation to enhancing urbanization monitoring, the report paints a compelling picture of how Earth observation data is being used to reshape our global world.
This years’ GEO Highlights 2023 Report includes forward messages from GEO’s lead Co-Chair, Dr Mmboneni Muofhe, and from GEO’s Director of the Secretariat, Yana Gevorgyan. It also features Impact Stories, GEO Work Programme progress updates and GEO Cloud Credits Programme updates, written by those who are at the frontlines of this work.
The GEO Highlights Report 2023 encompasses the work of 22 Work Programme activities, 9 Cloud Credits programmes and 4 Regional GEOs in 68 countries. Each of these unique initiatives has positively impacted communities and underline that genuine progress towards global equity is through Earth Intelligence.
Imagine a world where usable cutting-edge technology can predict floods 15 days in advance, dramatically reducing costs and saving lives. Picture a future where seagrass mapping aids in the protection of marine ecosystems, where artificial intelligence optimizes hydropower production, and where Earth observation and AI helps fill the data gap in our understanding of poverty. This vision of a more sustainable present comes to life in the GEO Highlights Report 2023.
The GEO Highlights 2023 isn't just a collection of stories; it's a roadmap to a better future. Each of these stories is built upon readily accessible and open data for all, proving transparency and equity in their work. These highlights are a reminder that the future is in our hands, and the tools to shape it are already here.
So, if you've ever wondered how Earth observations can make the world a better place, dive into the latest GEO Highlights report. Get ready to be inspired because this is proof that together, we can enable progress.
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