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June
2020

CEOS Earth Observation Training Resources

by Suchith Anand

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) is composed of the all the major space agencies.CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.  Details at http://ceos.org
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24
June
2020

FOSS4G UK Online 2020 Slides and Recordings now available

by Suchith Anand

The Slides and recordings from FOSS4G UK 2020 organised by volunteers of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s UK Chapter OSGeo:UK are at https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/sessions.html and  http://www.youtube.com/c/FOSS4GUK Participants from over 75 countries attended the online conference on 17th June 2020. I thank all volunteers of OSGeo:UK for their work and efforts that made this possible.
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24
June
2020

Meet the winning teams from the GEO Indigenous Hack4Covid Event

by Suchith Anand

The Group on Earth Observations is proud to announce the winning teams from the GEO Indigenous Hack4Covid [1]. From June 5-7 teams joined the GEO Indigenous Alliance and Indigenous leaders and communities from around the world to produce solutions to crowdsourced challenges developed through a process of co-design. More information about the Hackathon can be foundhere. A big thank you to the GEO Indigenous Alliance and to all the Indigenous leaders who participated in the hackathon and co-designed a challenge and all mentors.
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14
June
2020

ICIMOD’s initiative on Empowering women in geospatial information technology

by Suchith Anand

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has been organizing the "Empowering women in geospatial information technology" training under its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) Initiative for the past two years. The training course, extended exclusively to young women from Nepal, provides them with theoretical as well as practical knowledge in the use of EO data and GIT using real-world examples from the HKH region.
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14
June
2020

Join us for online GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

by Suchith Anand

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is turning Earth observation data and information into knowledge for action. GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations. The GEO Virtual Symposium 2020 will be held this week (15-19 June, 2020). Details athttp://earthobservations.org/symposium2020.php 
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10
June
2020

FedGeoDay 2020

by Suchith Anand

Open Source Geospatial in the Federal Government (FedGeoDay 2020) on June 11th and June12th might be of interest. Details at https://fedgeo.us Best wishes, Suchith
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06
June
2020

FOSS4G UK Online 2020 on 17th June 2020

by Suchith Anand

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation’s UK ChapterOSGeo:UK are running a free one day online FOSS4G event on 17th June 2020. This is open to everyone globally, so please join. Details at https://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/ Draft Programme is athttps://uk.osgeo.org/foss4gukonline2020/programme.html I thank all volunteers of OSGeo UK chapter and the organising team for their work and efforts for making this possible.
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05
June
2020

Open Geospatial Science

by Suchith Anand

The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) aims at playing a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges. It provides a forum to liaise and coordinate among Member States, and between Member States and international organizations. Details athttps://ggim.un.org
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29
May
2020

Examples needed for Bridging the Geospatial Digital Divide for Zero Hunger Aim

by Suchith Anand

Open Earth observations and Geographic Information Systems are key in supporting and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger.  Geographic Information Science is an important contributor to the advancement of human knowledge, as well to supporting and achieving the United Nations  2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [1].  
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28
May
2020

French version of Open Data Management MOOC now available

by Suchith Anand

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Open Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition is now available in French [1], thanks to the generous efforts of GODAN Partner, the African Francophone community for open data, CAFDO. THE COURSE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE HERE FOR USE OR DOWNLOAD The intended audience is reasonably broad, including information professionals interested in open data research and management (including ICT specialists, STEM journalists, communications professionals and archivists), data scientists and researchers, and policy and decision makers.
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