2018 Oct – GEO XV pre-event meeting, GEO plenary, Kyoto, Japan – “Identifying, communicating, and delivering the value of Earth Observation”

The GEOValue community co-sponsored a GEO side event in Kyoto Japan October 29 2018. The meeting focused on “Identifying, communicating and delivering the value of Earth Observations with an emphasis on regional approaches.  The meeting started with an introduction to the importance of sustained EO activities at a regional level. The panel looked at different approaches, best practices and current plans for the coordination of EO activities at the regional level. The next panel looked at moving from research to business and the sustainable delivery of EO services and products. The impact and particularly the measurements of the EO benefits was then addressed. The event finished with a panel on future vision and the interactions and collaborations between the different regional initiatives.