3rd GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshop
March 23-25, 2015, Norfolk, VA, USA

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Plenary Session 3: Monitoring and Foreseeing the Changes: The Role of Earth Observations

Co-Chairs: Paola Campus, Andiswa Mlisa

Quantification of the indicators, the metrics, requires observations of the essential variables required to determine the changes in the indicators. This session compared the available and anticipated observations of essential variables to the needs arising from the task, which is to navigating a sustainable development on a rapidly changing, dynamic planet. The session aimed to highlight main social, economic, scientific, technical issues and what is already available to target the issues, as well as identify the current shortcomings and future needs/recommendations.

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