2020 Dec -Fall AGU session: SY003 Assessing societal benefits of Earth observation (ID 104830)

On behalf of GEOValue, we would like to bring to your attention our Fall AGU session entitled “SY003 Assessing societal benefits of earth observation.”

As indicated on the AGU website, the AGU Fall Meeting 2020 will be mostly virtual and will remain the global convening meeting for the Earth and space sciences community. Featured meeting content will be held during the original 7-11 December dates, with additional content scheduled to best meet the needs of our international attendees around the world. Content will include real-time sessions, networking opportunities and poster hall time.

Please submit an abstract to session ID 104830 by July 29, 2020. Details of the session are provided below.If you know someone else who might be interested, please feel free to forward this information to them.

SY003 – Assessing societal benefits of Earth Observation

This session will address the capacity, methods and case studies to facilitate the way we understand, measure and describe the value of Earth observations. While assessing the benefits and impacts is the primary goal, results of these studies lead also to a deeper understanding of the value of Earth observations. Observation systems collect information of the Earth, allowing measurement of environmental parameters and supporting better analyses and understanding of biological and physical earth resources.

Building on the work of the GEOValue community for a framework and repository of methods and use cases, this session will focus on methods for quantifying the impacts of environmental information on society and examples of their applications. The goal is to demonstrate and compare approaches for valuation of geospatial information and to forge a path forward for interdisciplinary research that leads to standards of practice.

Primary Convener: Francoise Pearlman, FourBridges.
Conveners: Monica Grasso, NOAA; Carl D. Shapiro, USGS; and Kartik Sheth, NASA.