PA010:
Earth Observations in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


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Session ID#: 26002

Session Description:
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a global partnership of governments and organizations, envisions a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefits of human kind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations (EO).

As underlined in its Strategic Plan, and enshrined in the Mexico City Ministerial Declaration, GEO advocates the role of EO in supporting the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GEO Ministers have also confirmed GEO’s support to the implementation of the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement (COP-21), and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030). Earth observations have strong potential for several SDGs, including: 2 "Zero Hunger"; 3 "Good Health and Well-being"; 6 "Clean Water and Sanitation"; and 13 "Climate Action".

This session focuses on applications of EO in support of these major policy initiatives, including scientific and technological advances and challenges, helping GEO deliver on its Vision.

Primary Convener:  Douglas Cripe, GEO Group on Earth Observations, Geneva, Switzerland
Conveners:  Lawrence Friedl, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States and Argyro Kavvada, Booz Allen Hamilton NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Division, Washington, DC, United States
Index Terms:

0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4332 Disaster resilience [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Daijiro Kaneko, Remote Sensing Environmental Monitor, Inc., President, Yokohama, Japan and Tokuzo Hosoyamada, Nagaoka University of Technology, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nagaoka, Japan
Liza A. Goldberg1,2 and D Lagomasino1,3, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Atholton High School, Columbia, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States
Jakob F Steiner1, Philip D. A. Kraaijenbrink2, Sergiu G Jiduc3 and Walter W. Immerzeel1, (1)Utrecht University, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Mohammed-Said Karrouk, University Hassan II, Climatology Research Centre (CEREC), FLSH Ben M'Sick, Geography, Climatology, LCEAT, Casablanca, Morocco
Stefano Salvi, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy, Michael P Poland, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Hawaii National Park, HI, United States, Freysteinn Sigmundsson, University of Iceland, Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, Reykjavik, Iceland, Giuseppe Puglisi, INGV National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy, Sven Borgstrom, INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy, Semih Ergintav, Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Istanbul, Turkey, Kristin S Vogfjord, Icelandic Meteorological Offic, Reykjavik, Iceland, Nicolas Fournier, GNS Science, Taupo, New Zealand, Ian J Hamling, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, Patricia A Mothes, Instituto Geofisico, Quito, Ecuador, Alexandros Savvaidis, University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States and Charles Wesley Wicks Jr, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Brock Blevins1, Ana I Prados1 and Elizabeth Hook2, (1)University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States
Kevin Reath1, Matthew E. Pritchard1, Michael P Poland2, Rick L Wessels3, Juliet Biggs4, Simon A Carn5, Julia pamela Griswold6, Sarah E Ogburn7, Robert Wright8, Paul Lundgren9, Benjamin James Andrews10, Christelle Wauthier11, Taryn Lopez12, Richard Gregory Vaughan13, M. Elise Rumpf14, Peter W Webley12, Susan Loughlin15, Franz J Meyer16 and Michael J Pavolonis17, (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, WA, United States, (3)US Geological Survey, Ashburn, VA, United States, (4)University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences, Bristol, United Kingdom, (5)Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, United States, (6)USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, Vancouver, WA, United States, (7)SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States, (8)Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Honolulu, HI, United States, (9)JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States, (10)Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States, (11)Institute for CyberScience, University Park, United States, (12)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (13)US Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (14)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (15)British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (16)University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (17)NOAA Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Robert S Chen1, Alexander M de Sherbinin2, Gregory Yetman2 and Robert R Downs2, (1)Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Palisades, NY, United States
George Percivall1, Marie-Francoise Voidrot2, Bente Lilja Bye3, Bart De Lathouwer4, Nuno Catarino5, Pedro Concalves6, Christopher Kraft7, Nuno Grosso5, Julian Meyer-Arnek8, Andreas Mueller8 and Erwin Goor9, (1)Open Geospatial Consortium Crofton, Crofton, MD, United States, (2)Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, Toulouse, France, (3)BLB, Hønefoss, Norway, (4)Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, Brussels, Belgium, (5)Deimos, Lisbon, Portugal, (6)Terradue, Lisbon, Portugal, (7)Viderum, Berlin, Germany, (8)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (9)VITO, Mol, Belgium
Bente Lilja Bye1, Charalambos Kontoes2, Nuno Catarino3, Bart De Lathouwer4, Pedro Concalves5, Julian Meyer-Arnek6, Andreas Mueller6, Christopher Kraft7, Nuno Grosso3, Erwin Goor8, Marie-Francoise Voidrot9 and Anestis Trypitsidis2, (1)Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece, (3)Deimos, Lisbon, Portugal, (4)Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, Brussels, Belgium, (5)Terradue, Lisbon, Portugal, (6)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (7)Viderum, Berlin, Germany, (8)VITO, Mol, Belgium, (9)Open Geospatial Consortium Europe, Toulouse, France
Lindsay Barbieri, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and Eva Wollenberg, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark
Ali S Akanda1, Farah Nusrat1,2, M Alfi Hasan1 and Othman Fallatah3, (1)University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)World Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (3)University of Rhode Island, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kingston, RI, United States

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