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The GEO Week and Ministerial Meeting 2023, held in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-10 November, focused on "The Earth is talking."

GEO joined the eighth NAP Expo held in Santiago, Chile, in March 2023 to share and gain insights on how to integrate Earth observation data and solutions into successful climate adaptation planning and implementation. GEO Mountains was proud to be part of their presentation at this expo.

A database success story for a GEO Mountains community project thanks to support from the mountain research community.

Satellite images could offer a new way to monitor for avalanche threats to remote mountain communities, according to University of Aberdeen scientists studying deadly Himalayan avalanche.

The team from the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences used satellite imaging to study the movements of two avalanche events, in 2016 and 2021, that happened in the same Himalayan valley. The most severe of these, which struck a high-mountain township in India’s Chamoli district on February 7 last year, caused a flash flood that killed more than 200 people and destroyed key infrastructure.

This request for proposals invites concept papers to explore innovative approaches and thinking to help relevant organizations speed their transition to climate-resilient, sustainable economic growth through improved policy and practice. The anticipated outcome of the grant activities is to stimulate the innovative use of geospatial tools and information to translate science into decision support systems and practice that addresses the development challenges posed by climate stresses and their impact in the HKH region.

Deadline 25 March 2022

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November 2021, under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

While the Blue Zone at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) will host the official negotiations and side events restricted to country delegates and admitted observers, a Green Zone has been set up at the Glasgow Science Centre, which will be open to the public via a ticketing system.

NASA Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) is actively seeking user community input to understand how future SBG datasets and information products can be of value to users overall and in targeted application areas.

NASA JPL, in coordination with RTI International, is undertaking a study to inform the applications and the information access and product development of the planned NASA hyperspectral and thermal imaging satellite mission Surface Biology and Geology (SBG). This is a unique opportunity to inform and influence the development of SBG to better serve the earth observation needs of the global conservation and biodiversity community and private sector/NGO user communities.

SoilBON is an open network of scientists and practitioners that aims to create a research platform for tracking and assessing soil biodiversity and functions across the world, particularly in mountain areas. 

As a first step, this primarily means that we need to have a balanced distribution of sampling sites across the world without much clustering and overlap. In the past few weeks we have been gathering collaborators all over the world, but we are still far from having a balanced and well represented distribution of global soil conditions.

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