As a Participating Organisation in GEO (Group on Earth Observations) we’re really looking forward to next week’s GEO Week in Canberra! IHE Delft's Associate Professor, Uta Wehn, will be representing us as a Member of the Dutch delegation to the Summit, as well as co-hosting the “With a Little Help From Our Friends” side event.
“With a Little Help From Our Friends” is a targeted event which aims to demonstrate the potential of citizen science for helping GEO to deal with critical data gaps – especially in the fields of biodiversity, water, disaster resilience and health. This panel discussion and interactive session (where participants can ‘vote with their feet’) will explore how citizen science can help the GEO community to achieve impact with respect to sustainable development, disaster reduction, climate change and governance.
The event has been jointly organised by the GEO EO Citizen Science Community Activity, GEO AquaWatch, GEO Blue Planet, GEO EO4SDG, GEO BON, Geoscience Australia, UN Environment, Citizen Science Global Partnerships and EarthChallenge 2020. It starts at 9.00 Canberra time - so don’t be late!
GEO is an intergovernmental organisation working to improve the availability, access and use of Earth observations for the benefit of society. It focuses on working collectively to improve and coordinate global EO systems and data sharing.
Together its 109 Member Countries and 132 Participating Organisations work to develop and implement projects and initiatives that use remote sensing data to solve global problems. Its global priorities include supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.