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1 © GEO Secretariat GEO Work Plan 2011 Progress Highlights Document 5 GEO-VIII Plenary November 2011

2 © GEO Secretariat 2011 Contributions from Members & Participating Organizations to GEOSS Implementation

3 © GEO Secretariat 3 Main Trends * New Products, Information & Services * More Data Sharing & Capacity * Engaging Users

4 © GEO Secretariat * About 500 components registered (eg. datasets, systems, portals) * Access to about resource descriptions * Sprint to Plenary to increase usability * 4th GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot GEOSS Common Infrastructure

5 © GEO Secretariat GEOSS Data-CORE * Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone (Data-CORE) * Over 120 datasets contributed (thousands of resources) * Legal options for data exchange and liability issues explored * Integration in GEOSS Common Infrastructure

6 © GEO Secretariat New Products, Information & Services

7 © GEO Secretariat Rapid and Open Access to Disasters Information (Japan, Italy, Germany, Turkey, USA, ESA) * Supersites websites created on 11 March (Japan) & 23 October (Turkey) * Data released in 24hrs * 4,500 visitors/day * ESA SAR archive open * 3 main laboratories: South East Asia, Central America, Caribbean

8 Emergency Access (International Charter Members) * Over 60 images captured in 48 hrs of Japan earthquake * Tsunami inundation maps * Over 8 Charter activations since March 2011 (earthquakes, flooding, fire, landslides, eruptions)

9 © GEO Secretariat GEONETCast Expanded (China, EC, Netherlands, USA, EUMETSAT) * New dissemination of disaster imagery (agreement with International Charter) * Growing network of stations: Africa, Asia, Americas * CMACast – Next generation update * Toolbox, training channels, e-coursess

10 © GEO Secretariat Improved Global Topographic Map (Japan, USA) * ASTER GDEM Version 2 released by METI and NASA * Improved resolution (120m to 70m) and elevation accuracy * Reprocessing of 1.5 mio ASTER scenes including additional 250,000 scenes Version 1Version 2

11 © GEO Secretariat Global Fire-Danger Systems (Canada, Germany, Russia, GTOS, ISDR) * Prototype global early-warning system operational * Regional fire systems for Eurasia, Europe, southern Africa developing * 400 weather station data processed daily for fire-potential maps

12 © GEO Secretariat Risk Maps for Disease Prevention (France, India, Senegal, USA) * Innovative risk-maps based on satellite imagery * Validated by local partners; under test for decision-making Malaria (Tumkur, India) Rift Valley Fever (Sahel)

13 © GEO Secretariat Water-borne Disease: Cholera Image: S. Woodborne, CSIR Air Quality and/or Aeroallergens Image: UKZN South Africa (Durban) Uganda HEALTH DATA EARTH OBSERVATIONS WEB-ENABLED PROCESSING, MODELLING AND FUSION RISK MAPS and ALERTING TOOLS Impact of Environment on Health (EC, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, UK)

14 © GEO Secretariat New Systems and Products to Optimize Energy Exploitation (EC, France, Germany, USA) * 20 years of solar data ( ) released for public use * 200 parameters available globally at high-resolution * Key information for electricity production in Africa and Mediterranean South-Eastern France Nigeria

15 © GEO Secretariat Climate Change Detection (EC, Japan, USA, ECMWF, GCOS, WCRP) (Compo et al, 2011) Numerous reanalysis projects underway : * JRA-55 ( ) * ERA-Interim ( ) * MACC ( ) * ERA-CLIM (20 th century) * NCEP Reanalysis-Lite ( ) Most datasets available online (e.g. ERA-Interim)

16 © GEO Secretariat Global Roads and Human Settlements Mapping (Japan, USA, Codata) * Over 3700 urban maps produced * Based on high-res satellite images * Global road data freely distributed * Population info generated by ASTER and CIESIN Istanbul, Turkey AIST/ASTER Global Urban Area Map α Open access global roads data - gROADS α

17 © GEO Secretariat New Precipitation Information (Germany, USA, WMO) * Continuously improving (spatial & temporal coverage) * In-situ observations at 85,000 stations worldwide * Extensively quality-controlled * For next generation products: Global Monthly Climatology Full Data Reanalysis V5 ( )

18 © GEO Secretariat Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS, IOC, POGO, WMO) * Overall completion rate over 60% * In-situ networks over 60% * Argo float and ship measurement at 100% * Stagnant in past yrs * Need to demonstrate value across Societal Benefit Areas

19 © GEO Secretariat New Flood Warning Systems (Canada, Germany, Namibia, Ukraine, USA, UNOOSA) * Launched during Namibian floods of January-April 2011 * Rapid dissemination of space-based & ground- sensor products * Flood warnings issued to local populations * To be extended to southern African regions

20 © GEO Secretariat Tools for Seasonal Prediction Research (USA, WCRP, WMO) * Year of Tropical Convection ( ) * New web-based tools * Visualize/download remote-sensing data * High-res analysis, forecasts * Data freely available * Crucial to research on seasonal forecasting

21 Floods in Pakistan Monthly Forecast ECMWF Precipitation Anomaly Verification: 26 Jul – 1 Aug 2010

22 © GEO Secretariat Multi-Model Products for Extreme Weather Prediction (TIGGE provider countries, WMO) TIGGE Data Resources: * 500 global forecasts/day * 10 forecasting centres * User-friendly * Open for research * Over 750 users worldwide * Prototype products for tropical cyclone prediction Cyclone Yasi (Feb 2011)

23 © GEO Secretariat More Carbon Information (Australia, China, EC, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, UK, USA, CEOS, ESA, GTOS, WMO) * Ground-based Carbon datasets released (FLUXNET, TCCON) * Essential for calibration/ validation of satellite data * New European projects launched for estimating regional CO2 and CH4 sources & sinks * GEO Carbon Strategy

24 © GEO Secretariat Forest Carbon Tracking (Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, USA, CEOS, FAO) From 2009: Brazil Guyana Mexico Indonesia (Borneo) Australia (Tasmania) Cameroon Tanzania New projects contributed: * US SilvaCarbon * European FP7 RECOVER, REDDAF, REDD-FLAME, REDDINESS From 2010/2011: Colombia Congo Peru Indonesia (Sumatra) Nepal (2011) Network of National Demonstrators

25 © GEO Secretariat Forest Carbon Tracking (Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, USA, CEOS, FAO) * Ongoing in-situ measurements, processing, product development * CEOS satellite data acquisition extended to Nepal * Implementation Plan developed for Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Colombia

26 © GEO Secretariat New Tools to Improve Land-Cover Maps (EC, IIASA) * How much land for biofuel? * * Global network of volunteers * Resolve land-cover mismatch

27 © GEO Secretariat * New GEO proposal adopted by G20 (Cannes, 3-4 Nov 2011) * Inter-comparisons of agricultural modeling & monitoring methods * 7 pilot sites in Argentina, Canada, China, Europe and Mexico * 2 new pilot-sites in Brazil * Satellite data acquisition coordinated with CEOS FASAL - India Improved Crop Management (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, EC, France, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, USA, FAO)

28 © GEO Secretariat Ecosystem Classification & Mapping (Australia, China, EC, Netherlands, Paraguay, USA, RCMRD)

29 © GEO Secretariat GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (Australia, Denmark, Greece, India, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, USA, Diversitas, GBIF) * GEOBON key contributor to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) * Evaluation of existing capabilities for protecting biodiversity by 2020 * Country maps of native and invasive species

30 © GEO Secretariat Next Generation CBERS (Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Gabon, Italy, Spain, South Africa) * 70% of CBERS data available online * Ground stations upgraded to receive/ process CBERS-2B * New ground station in Gabon * MoUs signed with Spain and South Africa for CBERS-3 reception (launch in Q1 2012)

31 © GEO Secretariat Regional Center for Tropical Forest Monitoring (Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, FAO) * Training in 3 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) * Open-source software * Over 60 people trained from 18 countries * Results directly applied by Congo

32 © GEO Secretariat Engaging Users Communities of Practice

33 © GEO Secretariat More in GEO Work Plan Progress Report (Document 5)

34 © GEO Secretariat ACCELERATING GEOSS IMPLEMENTATION New GEO Work Plan (Document 20)


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