A global capacity building vision for societal applications of earth observing systems and data: Key questions and recommendations

Faisal Hossain, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Stephanie Granger, Amy Thomas, David Saah, David Ganz, Robinson Mugo, M. S.R. Murthy, Victor Hugo Ramos, Carolyn Fonseca, Eric Anderson, Guy Schumann, Rebecca Lewison, Dalia Kirschbaum, Vanessa Escobar, Margaret Srinivasan, Christine Lee, Naveed Iqbal, Elliot Levine, Nancy SearbyLawrence Friedl, Africa Flores, Dauna Coulter, Dan Irwin, Ashutosh Limaye, Tim Stough, Jay Skiles, Sue Estes, William Crosson, Ali S. Akanda

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Abstract

A three-day workshop held on 23-25 June 2015 at Tacoma was convened to debate issues and formulate a vision and path forward to strengthen the voice of the global societal applications and capacity building community. There were 27 in-person attendees at the workshop, including experts from the applied sciences community already engaged in EO-based capacity building across various themes for the stakeholder community and from the satellite EO data community. International participants provided perspectives on capacity building relevant to their region. For South Asia, the key issue noted in building durable applications was recognizing indigenous knowledge and explicitly using it in the design of decision-making systems that uptake Earth observations. In Southeast Asia, participants noted that solutions built for disaster risk reduction using EO will have to be compatible with country-specific skills and human resource settings that represent wide variability in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1295-1299
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2016

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  • Atmospheric Science

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    Hossain, F., Serrat-Capdevila, A., Granger, S., Thomas, A., Saah, D., Ganz, D., Mugo, R., Murthy, M. S. R., Ramos, V. H., Fonseca, C., Anderson, E., Schumann, G., Lewison, R., Kirschbaum, D., Escobar, V., Srinivasan, M., Lee, C., Iqbal, N., Levine, E., ... Akanda, A. S. (2016). A global capacity building vision for societal applications of earth observing systems and data: Key questions and recommendations. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(7), 1295-1299. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00198.1