Note: The figures were created using a data set from a contribution to GEOSS
Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone), as a result of the GEOWOW (GEOSS
interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water) project.
Note that the GEOSS
is a portal or gateway for finding relevant geographic data and services rather than a repository of geographic data itself.
The ultimate goal of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), which coordinates GEOSS
, is to benefit the quality of life of people around the world, advancing global sustainability, and preserving the planet.
4) Grupo ad hoc intergovernamental responsavel pela coordenacao dos esforcos para a construcao do GEOSS
ate 2015 (CHRISTIAN, 2005; SILVA, 2006).
In February 2005, 60 countries endorsed the GEOSS
A proposed global satellite-observation network called GEOSS
would help keep tabs on our home planet 24/7.
Several international initiatives such as BIOTA, ERA-Nets, CBD, DIVERSITAS, GBIF, GTI, MEA, GEOSS
and GEO promote scientific research, conservation and sustainable development of available biodiversity components in the recent years, as the present form of globalization has heavily been criticized for ignoring sustainable development and environmental concerns.
The linkage to WIS at the metadata level implies that GCW metadata will be included in the GEOSS
catalogue, as GEOSS
is currently linked at the metadata level to WIS through the WIS Global Information System Centres.
Another highpoint is expected to be the IEEE GEOSS
Forum XLIV, which will be held on Monday as a full-day workshop dedicated to enhancing the world's earth observation capabilities in rural areas.
The biodiversity monitoring of GEOSS
is also relevant to human health: an estimated 75% of human diseases are zoonotic, having links to either wildlife or domestic animals (Taylor et al.
The four challenge teams represented are: Modeling and Simulation Interoperability, Space Systems Modeling, Telescope Modeling and GEOSS
Strategic dissemination and exploitation is targeted at both European (academia, CAMS, GEOSS
, thanks to existing, strategic contacts) and international level (TEMPO and GEMS, in USA and ASIA, who investigate synergy and data exchange).