Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Audio Interview: New Satellite Service for Developing World

Image courtesy by GEO Secretariat, 2006

Earth Observation supported Services for Developing World
Voice of America Interview panelists are:
Mikael Rattenborg: Director of Operations, EUMETSAT
Bill Jefferies: Chief Technical Officer of Geospatial Services, MacDonald Detwiller, earth observation satellite services
Donald Hinsman: Director of Space Programs, World Meteorological Organization
Lorant Czaran: ReliefWeb Map Center, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
A new inexpensive satellite-based information system called GEONETCast will permit governments in poorer nations to tap information from the sophisticated satellites and weather stations run largely by the world's richer industrial countries to access environmental and health data across the world. We'll talk about this new system and how developing nations will be able to benefit from it.

Listen to this Program: please click on the grey header text above.

Source of the news: circular notice of Lorant Czaran of UN OCHA to CEOS WGISS members
Audio source:
http://www.voanews.com/english/newsanalysis/talktoamerica.cfm

Please note, UN OCHA is the elected co-chair of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG), which launched the UN SDI initiative having The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Hungary as invited pilot participants. The first INSPIRE-UNSDI talks are scheduled for December 15 in Ispra hosted by Alessandro Annoni of the Unit SDI DG JRC.


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