Integrated Earth Observation System (IEOS) – U.S. component of GEOSS

provides better information to support sustainable development

Strategic plan for Earth observation system released .

The White
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

component of the Global Earth Observation
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.


plan is devoted to specific social
benefits, including:

?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

Author: EARSC

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