[CODATA-international] Fwd: 21 projects will be awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services

Simon Hodson, ED CODATA simon at codata.org
Tue Jun 11 11:55:46 EDT 2019

Interesting news from GEO.

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> Begin forwarded message:
> From: GEO Secretariat <secretariat at GEOSEC.ORG>
> Subject: 21 projects will be awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services
> Date: 11 June 2019 at 12:21:33 CEST
> Reply-To: GEO Secretariat <secretariat at GEOSEC.ORG>
> Dear Colleagues,
> Yesterday, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) announced the 21 projects from 17 developing countries that will be awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services <http://earthobservations.org/article.php?id=362>, grants and technical support through the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme.
> Under the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI), this programme will enable Earth observations to support sustainable development across a wide range of applications.
> Please join us as we congratulate all of the winning projects that demonstrate the enormous potential of Earth observations for impact.
> Read the full News Article here <http://earthobservations.org/article.php?id=362>. 
> View the full list of awardees here. <http://earthobservations.org/article.php?id=362#awarded_projects>
> Please feel free to tweet and share with your networks:
> Congratulations to the 21 projects from 17 developing countries awarded $1.5 million USD worth of cloud services from Amazon Web Services. All winning projects will advance #Earthobservation for impact #EO4impact @AWS_Gov @GEOSEC2025 https://bit.ly/31qTPKo <https://bit.ly/31qTPKo>  
> This is one of the approaches that the GEO Secretariat has taken to work with the commercial sector. There is also now a membership category available for private sector organisations to become Associate Members of GEO. More information can be found here <http://www.earthobservations.org/article.php?id=347>.
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