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TAG: Earth Observations

USGS tool allows users to explore mountains worldwide

October 24, 2017By

A new tool that gives users a detailed view of the world’s mountains is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Global Mountain Explorer can help users ranging from hikers to scientists, resource managers and policy makers seeking information on these prominent yet often understudied landscapes. Mountains occupy from 12 to 31 percent of the land surface of the Earth,... read more

Open Earth observation data now more accessible

November 16, 2016By

At the 13th Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Plenary Meeting, representatives from GEO’s 103 member governments and 106 participating organizations convened to launch a new look for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Portal. The meeting was held Nov. 9-10 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Participants also addressed how best to advance GEO initiatives linked to its sustainable development goals... read more

White House seeks public input on plan for civil Earth observations

July 13, 2016By

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking public input on development of the second U.S. National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, the 2017 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. Today, the Federal Register posted OSTP’s Request for Information (RFI) on the development of the plan, which will build upon the priorities and supporting actions identified... read more

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Group on Earth Observations Convenes 11th Plenary

November 10, 2014By

Under the theme “Taking the Pulse of the Planet,” 275 members of the GEO community from more than 45 countries will chart the next steps in creating and implementing a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) during the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Eleventh Plenary Session. The session will be held November 12-14 in Geneva, Switzerland. A highlight of the... read more