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Earth Observations in the Americas Opportunities and Challenges. Brigadier General John J. Kelly, Jr., (USAF, Ret.) Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere – NOAA Earth Observation Partnership of the Americas June 2, 2005. Growing Partnerships in Earth Observations. EOS I. EOS I

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earth observations in the americas opportunities and challenges

Earth Observations in the AmericasOpportunities and Challenges

Brigadier General John J. Kelly, Jr., (USAF, Ret.) Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere – NOAA

Earth Observation Partnership of the Americas

June 2, 2005

growing partnerships in earth observations
Growing Partnerships in Earth Observations

EOS I

  • EOS I
    • July 31, 2003, Washington, D.C.
    • 34 Countries + 20 International Organizations
  • EOS II
    • April 25, 2004, Tokyo, Japan
    • 47 Countries + EC + 26 International Organizations
  • EOS III February 2005, Brussels
    • 60 Countries + EC and 34 International Organizations
    • 10-Year Implementation Plan
    • Commerce Secretary Gutierrez led the US delegation

EOS II

EOS III

geoss benefit areas
GEOSS Benefit Areas

Terrestrial, Coastal & Marine Ecosystems

Water Resources

Natural & Human Induced Disasters

Energy Resources

Sustainable Agriculture & Desertification

Human Health & Well-Being

Biodiversity

Weather Information, Forecasting & Warning

Climate Variability & Change

the political process geo i geneva switzerland
The Political ProcessGEO I, Geneva, Switzerland
  • First meeting of new GEO at WMO headquarters on May 3-4
  • GEO agreed to 12 member Executive Committee
    • Africa (2), Americas (3), Asia and Oceania (3), Commonwealth of Independent States (1), Europe (3)
    • Co-Chairs: US, EC (developed); China, South Africa (developing)
  • First EXCOM Meeting: June 2005
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Americas

Europe

Africa

Asia/Oceania

Brazil

Honduras

USA

European Commission

Italy

Germany

South Africa

Morocco

China

Japan

Thailand

Commonwealth of Independent States

GEO Executive Committee

Russia

other national earth observation efforts
Other National Earth Observation Efforts
  • Other countries are following the lead of the US and Europe in developing their own national integration structures:
    • Canada
    • China
    • Japan
    • Morocco
    • South Africa
noaa s contribution
NOAA’s Contribution

Data Assimilation & Modeling

Applied Research

Observing Systems

Partnerships

Environmental Services

noaa observations systems
NOAA Observations Systems

Space-Based

Ocean-Based

Land-Based

Air-Based

earth observations in the americas
Earth Observations in the Americas
  • Define User Needs – Meteorological and non-Meteorological
  • Plan for Future Systems
  • Enhance Capacity Building & Training Opportunities
  • Build Partnerships as part of GEOSS
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