Open Lecture by Group on Earth Observations at CEU
On February 17th, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and the ISEPEI project organized a talk (within the CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management) on "Building Disaster Resilience by Harnessing the Data Revolution" led by Dr. Douglas Cripe, the Work Programme Coordinator from the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.
GEO works to connect the demand for timely and accurate environmental information with the data and information collected through observing systems, and made available by the GEO community. A central part of GEO’s mission is to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). GEOSS is a set of coordinated independent earth observations and processing systems that interact and provide access to diverse information for a broad range of users in both public and private sectors. In his talk, Dr. Cripe focused on the work of GEO in the domain of disaster risk management; the value of coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations; as well as the importance of the access to, and sharing of the data obtained through such observations.