[SDI-Europe] EuroGEOSS Web Seminar: The Earth’s Environment, Observations and Benefits
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EuroGEOSS Web Seminar: The Earth’s Environment, Observations and Benefits
September 21, 2011, 14:00 UTC
This is the first in a series of lectures on developments in Earth Observation sponsored by The European Commission funded EuroGEOSS project.
The hour-long seminar will have presentations for 50 minutes followed by time for questions. The seminar is divided in 4 parts.
- The first part gives an overview of current methods and tools for socio-economic benefit assessment studies of Earth Observation. In particular, it illustrates how EO provides socioeconomic benefits, introduces the benefit chain concept, provides examples and examines selected methodologies for analyses of socioeconomic benefits of Earth Observation and Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI).
- The second part shows how ordinary citizens interested in Earth Observation and land cover can help to reduce uncertainties in global land cover and help to contribute to the discussion on the biofuel debate trying to determine availability of land for biofuels, visit humanimpact.geo-wiki.org.
- The third part of the seminar shows how the benefit of reducing those uncertainties can be accessed within the context of policy making. A brief introduction to Value of Information is given.
- The fourth part of the seminar focuses on a systems dynamics model which has been built to analyze the benefit of the Global Earth Observation System of System (GEOSS) in the EuroGEOSS specific themes of forest, droughts and biodiversity.
Registration for the web seminar is at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=i0k97k0x75g7
The next lecture, on October 6 2011 at 14:00 UTC, will address advanced information systems for cross discipline research and operations.
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