oa CSIR Science Scope - Promoting earth observation and data democracy for developing countries : understanding a changing planet
|Article Title||Promoting earth observation and data democracy for developing countries : understanding a changing planet|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Biffy Van Rooyen|
|Publication Date||Jun 2008|
|Pages||15 - 17|
The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) emphasises the importance of earth information for global sustainable development : ""Understanding the earth system is crucial to enhancing human health, safety and welfare, alleviating human suffering including poverty, protecting the global environment, reducing disaster losses, and achieving sustainable development. Observations of the earth system are critical to advancing this understanding.""
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