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Tenth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO-X) and Geneva Ministerial Summit

14-17 January 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland
 
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Highlights for Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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On Tuesday, 14 January, the Executive Committee of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) met throughout the day in preparation for the tenth GEO Plenary (GEO-X) and the Geneva Ministerial Summit. Also meeting in parallel were the Africa Land Cover Working Group, the GEO Institutions and Development Implementation Board, the GEOSS Interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water (GEOWOW) General Assembly, and a Joint Meeting of the Disasters Task Team and Geohazards Community of Practice (GHCP).

Throughout the day, the EU sponsored a “Speakers' Corner” with presentations on a number of issues linked to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), while separate special events were held on biodiversity and ecosystems, open access to research data, the GEOSS Water Strategy, bringing GEOSS services into practice, world food systems, application of space technologies in the water sector, the Global Initiative for Cholera Early Warning, air quality and health, the role of mountain ecosystems in the GEO Work Programme, and international collaboration on global land cover data product data validation and services.

Roberta Lupis, European Commission, giving information to GEO-X particiants about Copernicus, the
European system for monitoring the Earth
 
GEO-X SIDE EVENTS
 
SPECIAL EVENT ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS
 
Session of the special event on Biodiversity and Ecosystems
 
Marcus Erhard, European Environment Agency (EEA), presented spatial data for ecosystem assessments and natural capital accounting
Duncan Pollard, Nestlé S.A., presented on deforestation guides for commodity sourcing
Alberto Basset, University of Salento, Italy, gave a presentation on LifeWatch research infrastructure and the bridge between ecosystems and biodiversity
 
Dora Canhos, Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA), Brazil, highlighted
the usefulness of free access to online biodiversity data
 
GEOSS WATER STRATEGY - FROM OBSERVATIONS TO DECISIONS
 
Session on GEOSS Water Strategy
 
Lawrence Friedl, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA)
, US
Bruce Stewart, World Meteorological Organization
(WMO)
 
   
GEOSS Water Strategy panel moderated by Richard Lawford (center), Morgan State University, US
   
 
EU SPEAKERS' CORNER TALKS
 
Hannu Saarenmaa, University of Eastern Finland, presented on organizing data flows and modeling for
essential biodiversity variables
 
GEO-X SNAPSHOTS
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
 
Funding for coverage of this event has been provided by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
FOEN

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Event resources

*GEO-X meeting website

*Week at a Glance

*Reports and documents from past GEO plenaries

*Reports and declarations of past GEO Ministerials

*GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan


Other Relevant Resources

*GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)

*GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP)

*Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations (IGWCO) Community of Practice

*GEOCARBON

*Eye on Earth

*Global Climate Observing System


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS briefing note of the Expert Workshop on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems in Support of the Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS summary report of Eye on Earth Summit (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF) (Arabic: PDF)

*Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues

*Forests Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Adressing Forests Policy

*LAND-L - A news and announcement list on land policy issues

*Land Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Addressing Sustainable Land

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation

*Post-2015 Development Agenda Meeting Reporting

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy

*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy

*CLIMATE-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

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