- April 23, 2005
- Posted by: EARSC
- Category: Archive
provides better information to support sustainable development
Strategic plan for Earth observation system released .
House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a broad
government plan April 18 that aims to foster a better understand of the Earth
as an integrated system. The Integrated Earth Observation System (IEOS) will be
System of Systems (GEOSS), a long-range plan involving almost 60 countries
dedicated to improving collection and sharing of data from weather stations,
satellites, ocean buoys and other observation instruments all over the world.
?Ø Improving weather forecasting;
?Ø Reducing loss of life and property from disaster;
?Ø Protecting and monitoring ocean resources; and
?Ø Understanding and adapting to climate change.
The full plan is available at http://iwgeo.ssc.nasa.gov/docs/EOCStrategic_Plan.pdf