[CODATA-international] Join us for online GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sun Jun 14 05:04:39 EDT 2020

Dear colleagues,

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is turning Earth observation data and information into knowledge for action. GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

The GEO Virtual Symposium 2020 will be held this week (15-19 June, 2020). Details at http://earthobservations.org/symposium2020.php

If you aren’t able to join us live, please note that all sessions will be published online on our YouTube Channel<https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCOcU8-SEsU02YCirH9kc__hgac_dtzyi> after the Live Stream. I would like to thank all GEO staff and colleagues for their great work and efforts for organising GEO Symposium 2020  and making it available for the benefit of everyone.

To explore the many ways that Earth Observations are making an impact on our world, please read the impact report at https://www.georeportonimpact.org/report-on-impact-foreward

For example, Earth observations play a major role in helping countries achieve the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earth observations are used for monitoring and reporting on the SDG targets and indicators, and helps countries to develop policies, track progress, make informed decisions and implement change. GEO promotes the inclusion of Earth observation data in the methodologies that are used to measure and ultimately achieve the SDGs. Details at https://www.georeportonimpact.org/report-on-impact-sdgs

As Program Board member of GEO, I am very grateful for the work done by all colleagues contributing to the GEO Work Programme[1],[2] . You can download the full implementation plans for each activity on our website<http://www.earthobservations.org/gwp2020_dev.php>. Details at http://www.earthobservations.org/gwp2020_dev.php

I thank all governments, scientists and colleagues for their  contributions to GEO and invite all interested to be part of our community.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition


[1] http://www.earthobservations.org/geoss_wp.php

[2] http://www.earthobservations.org/documents/gwp20_22/gwp2020_summary_document.pdf

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