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Saturday, June 09, 2007

3rd Day of ISDE-5 Presentation on GEOSS and Earth Cafe

Greg Withee of NOAA in the Q/A part.
Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

Session entitled Technology for Survival of Society

In the Session Greg Withee, Senior Advisor to Vice Admiral Lautenbacher, Head of NOAA and Co-chair of GEO introduced the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. To the 4th GEO Ministerial level Meeting 70 member countries and about 50 organisations are invited. Representative of the Digital Earth community is intended to take part too.
The presentations delivered by the representatives of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Japanese Earth Simulator Center are reported on :http//

At the end of the sesion, Richard Simpson, GIS Champion of New Zealand and Prof Manfred Ehlers of Germany the organisers of the past and next Digital Earth Summit (in Auckland, August 2006 and in Potsdam in October 2008 respectively) made brief summary on the achievements and plans. The Auckland Summit devoted to Sustainable development was participated the Prime Minister of NZ with five other cabinet members, while the Potsdam Summit will be around the topic Climate Change (more focusing on science and technology).
Earth Cafe scenery in the Martin Luther King Hall. Image: HUNAGI Visuals resource, 2007

After the session parallel round table discussions were arranged involving the students and volunteers of civil organisations. The otput recorded on whiteboard was shared with the participants of the symposium.

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