GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Network



[2017/08/14] SDGs in the Caribbean: The GSTSN is contributing to the organization of the workshop on “Implementing and Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals in the Caribbean: The Role of the Ocean.” This NASA-supported workshop will take place on January 17-19, 2018 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. For more information see the workshop web page.

[2016/12/10] 5th GSTS Workshop: The 5th GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshop focused on “Linking the Sustainable Development Goals to Earth Observations, Models and Capacity Building.” The workshop took place on December 9-10, 2016, in Berkeley, California, USA. For details, see the workshop web page.

[March 27, 2015] 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops took place in Norfolk, Va: The 3rd and 4th GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshops took place on March 22-24, 2015 and March 24-26, 2015 respectively, in Norfolk, VA, USA. The 3rd Workshop focused on the science and quantification of sustainability indicators, while the 4th workshop considered future technological developments and changes in how users access and use information, and what possible impacts this could have on the design and functionality of the future GEOSS. For more information, see the Meeting Portal ...

[January 17, 2014] User needs are a focus of Post-2015 GEO: The Ministerial Summit held in Geneva today provided guidance to GEO for the next decade. One of the five key focus areas of activity is to “Develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge base defining and documenting observations needed for all disciplines and facilitate availability and accessibility of these observations to user communities.” It is expected that the GEOSS User Requirement Registry will play a key role for this activity.

[November 15, 2013] URR available through the GSTSS: The GEOSS User Requirement Registry is now available through the GSTSS. The URR is currently hosted at Old Dominion University. A completely reprogrammed version, URR-2.0, will become available in 2014 as open source utility. Moreover, URR-2.0 will use a redesigned data model that is far more versatile and facilitates new functionality of the URR-2.0. To access the current URR, go to the User Needs Page of the GSTSS ...

[September 26, 2012] GSTSS presented at ICHMET 2012 in Rome, Italy: The GSTSS was presented during a session on interoperability at the 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET 2012), which took place in Rome, Italy on October 24-27, 2012. An extended abstract is included in the Conference Proceedings. The presentation was well received and stimulated a supporting discussion.

[August 31, 2012] A productive 2nd GEOSS Stakeholder Workshop took place: More than 80 representatives of more than 20 international science organizations, United Nations agencies, government agencies, and funding agencies participated in a productive GEOSS S&T Stakeholder Workshop held on August 28-31, 2012 in Bonn Germany. The Workshop reviewed the alignment of GEOSS to the needs of global sustainability research and the agreed-upon goals for sustainable development. The workshop produced three key documents, which are currently finalized for distribution at the GEO Plenary in November. More information on the Workshop is available at the Workshop Web Page ...

[2012/08/31] 2nd GEOSS Stakeholder Workshop took place: The 2nd GEOSS Stakeholder Workshop took place on August 28-31, 2011 in Bonn, Germany. For outcomes, see workshop web page.

[2011/11/20] Stakeholder Network presented at a Workshop in Istanbul: The GEOSS Stakeholder Network was presented at the Post - GEO Workshop, held on November 18-19, 2011, in Istanbul, Turkey. See the presentation.

[2011/05/13] 1st GSTSN Workshop: The GEOSS Science and Stakeholder Network engaged in organizing the “1st Joint Workshop of the EGIDA Stakeholder Network and Advisory Board Connecting GEOSS and its Stakeholders in Science and Technology,” which took place in Bonn, Germany, May 9-11, 2011. For details, see workshop web page.

[2011/04/12] User Needs Workshop: The GEOSS Science and Stakeholder Network engaged in organizing the workshop “Building a User-Driven GEOSS: Methods to Capture, Analyze, and Prioritize User Needs,” which took place in Sydney, Australia, on April 10, 2011. For details, see workshop web page.