Call for abstracts for GEO Sessions at AGU on the Knowledge Hub and Fire Emissions and Health

News / 26 June 2019

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts to our GEO Sessions at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting 2019, which will be held on 9-13 December 2019 in San Francisco, CA

  • PA062 - The GEO Knowledge Hub for Open Science Solutions to Societal Challenges
  • GH020 - Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting Health Impacts of Fire Emissions

PA062 Session Scope - The GEO Knowledge Hub for Open Science Solutions to Societal Challenges:

When applying Earth observations (EO) to address societal challenges, country needs surveys call for harmonization of best practices globally; guidance on handling big EO data; and examples of successful country use cases. However, finding EO-based solutions for decision-making currently entails combining know-how and resources from many distributed sources.

The GEO Knowledge Hub (GKH) represents a central digital archive providing access to codified knowledge, featuring replicable, open science workflows for applications using big EO data to support sustainable development. The GKH contains documentation linking:

  • research papers describing methods;
  • algorithms/cloud computing resources for processing;
  • EO datasets used (in situ, satellite, airborne, citizen science); and
  • results for verification.

The GKH is useful to a range of stakeholders, from national experts reporting on policy commitments, to individual end-users seeking practical solutions to local environmental challenges. This Session provides the opportunity to inform the community of EO applications populating the GKH.

Session ID: 79539 
Section: Public Affairs / PA062
Session Title:  The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Knowledge Hub for Open Science Solutions to Societal Challenges.

GH020 Session Scope - Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting Health Impacts of Fire Emissions:

Fire is one of the most dominant ecosystem disturbance agents and landscape management tools worldwide.  Biomass burning produces a large volume of pollutants which can be transported over thousands of miles or occur in proximity to populated areas and have a substantial impact within their immediate surroundings.  Previous studies have uncovered evidence of detrimental effects of fire emissions on respiratory, cardiovascular, mental and perinatal health.  With the projected increase in fire occurrence, fire emissions are becoming a prominent public health concern.  The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Health Community of Practice has prioritized the development of a framework to monitor and forecast fire impacts of the health of population within its work plan for 2019.  In this session we invite research projects quantifying emissions, atmospheric transport, and exposure levels to wildfire emissions at local to regional scales as well as explicit linkages to health outcomes.

Session ID: 80735 
Section: GeoHealth / GH020
Session Title: Monitoring, Modeling, and Forecasting Health Impacts of Fire Emissions 

Abstracts are due July 31 2019 23:59 EDT.



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