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Summary Conclusions and Recommendations. Prof. Walter Erdelen IGOS Co-Chair Assistant Director-General, UNESCO. The Challenge. How to integrate environmental observation data with socio-economic information for better decision making ?. Summary.

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Summary conclusions and recommendations

Summary Conclusions and Recommendations

Prof. Walter Erdelen

IGOS Co-Chair

Assistant Director-General, UNESCO


The challenge

The Challenge

How to integrate environmental observation data with socio-economic information for better decision making?


Summary

Summary

  • Today, a “fleet” of Earth observation satellites with complementary capabilities is available

    • Imaging sensors (1 meter – 1 km), radar to “penetrate” clouds, atmospheric sensors, oceanic sensors

  • In-situ data collection systems needed to complement space-provided data

  • Major efforts have been undertaken in data collection and harmonization by international organisations (WMO, IOC, UNESCO, FAO, etc.)

  • Socio-economicdata have become increasingly important for a better understanding of coupled human-natural systems


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Summary

  • Major progress has been made in the understanding of Earth processes (El Niño, climate change, disaster mitigation, land degradation, desertification, etc.)

  • Growing interest in consequences of industrial transformation, land use change and mega-cities


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Need to ensure continuity of observing systems (space and terrestrial/in-situ systems) at local, national, regional and global scales

    • Mechanisms exist today: CEOS, IGOS

    • Need to be consolidated  2 Type-2 Partnerships have been proposed at WSSD


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Recommendations

  • Need to create equivalent observing systems for socio-economic issues at local, regional and global scales

    • Major effort needed to identify and define appropriate indicators

    • On the socio-economic side there is no equivalent mechanism to IGOS

    • WSSD offers a unique opportunity to stimulate the creation of such a mechanism


Recommendations2

Recommendations

  • 3.Need to develop awareness and promote use of space technologies in support to Sustainable Development

  • 4.Need for a process to integrate environmental and socio-economic information products and develop integrated models


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Recommendations

  • 5. WSSD offers unique opportunity to:

    • Acknowledge/re-affirm high importance of Earth observation from space and in situ SD (role of CEOS-IGOS to be re-enforced)

    • Stimulate cooperation between government and private sector in data collection and production of information for decision makers

    • Assist developing countries, which lack resources to deal with consequences of environmental and socio-economic changes  need for transfer of knowledge, technology and resources


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