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Profile YOUR company at 2021 GEO Week Virtual Industry Track!

The Virtual Industry Track at GEO Week 2021 will focus on presenting the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme with a priority to boost public-private partnerships which support national Earth observation initiatives.

This year we are offering 16 small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) an opportunity to profile their work in Earth observations.

Submissions to present in one of the Company Profile slots is open to all SMMEs across the globe. This will be a virtual presentation illustrating how your business supports or complements the GEO Work Programme. This will be followed by a GEO Work Programme and GEO Associates feedback panel which will provide insights into how you can improve your engagements with the GEO community.

Please complete the form below for your company to be considered for a slot.

Deadline 4 Nov 2021

Apply HERE

Call for Expression of Interest in Hosting Regional & Thematic GEO AquaWatch Nodes

In an effort to more effectively serve the water quality community, The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) AquaWatch Initiative is expanding through the formation of regional and thematic nodes. GEO AquaWatch invites government agencies, research institutions and NGOs to submit an expression of interest to host a node to the GEO AquaWatch Secretariat’s principal office.

Submission deadline: continuously open

About GEO AquaWatch

Water quality is essential for human, ecosystem, and economic health.  Degradation of water quality can result in human exposure to disease and harmful chemicals, reduction in productivity and diversity of ecosystems and damage to aquaculture, agriculture and other water-related industries. The goal of the AquaWatch Initiative is to develop and build the global capacity and utility of Earth Observation-derived water quality data, products and information to support effective monitoring, management and decision making.  AquaWatch encourages activities to engage, and be led by, early career scientists.

Formation of New AquaWatch Nodes

The GEO AquaWatch Secretariat provides scientific and logistical support, and program development  for GEO AquaWatch activities. In order to effectively support coordination of relevant activities in other regions and to support global coordination and development of thematic activities, GEO AquaWatch invites government agencies, research institutions and NGOs to submit an expression of interest to host a regional or thematic node of the secretariat. Secretariat nodes can be regional, thematic or a combination of regional and thematic. Thematic nodes should generally align with one, or more, of AquaWatch’s focus areas: Outreach and End User Engagement; Observations and Data; Products and Information; Distribution, Access and Visualization; and Education/Capacity Building. Read the node responsibilities and requirements to become a regional or thematic node here.   Any entities considering node hosting should be aligned with, and committed to implementing, GEO AquaWatch’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

It is GEO AquaWatch’s goal to exceed legal mandates and be a role model of Equity and Inclusion in Water Quality Monitoring and more generally in STEM science. Especially, actively ensuring we are promoting the scientific findings and ideas of, and offering leadership roles and presentation opportunities to, all minority groups and women as the first objective in our planning, not as an afterthought or side effort. Diversity and inclusion are essential to Scientific Excellence and improves scientific outcomes. 

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest responsive to  the submission questions referenced here should be submitted via email to Steve Greb, Director of GEO AquaWatch at srgreb@geoaquawatch.org. If you have any questions about hosting a node Contact us!

Hawaii Job Vacancy! Apply by Nov. 15th

Aloha,

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR) is currently recruiting a Researcher to work with NOAA’s CoastWatch/OceanWatch Program (https://coastwatch.noaa.gov/cw/index.html).  The Researcher will manage the OceanWatch satellite remote sensing datasets and will also have the opportunity to conduct original research for the creation of new and value-added oceanographic and climate products derived from satellite remotely sensed data and from atmosphere-ocean general circulation models.  Developing, managing, and conducting OceanWatch outreach and education activities is also an important aspect of the position.

Qualifications: PhD Degree from an accredited college or university in Oceanography, Marine Biology, Climate Science, or Mathematics. A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in the above fields may substitute for a PhD.  Applicant’s do not need to be a US citizen, but they will have to be onsite in Hawaii.

DEADLINE: Please note the deadline to apply is November 15, 2021.

More information about applying to this position can be found by navigating to www.rcuh.com and clicking on “Job Postings” and Project Name “CIMAR” (position 221595).

EO for Kelp Review Paper Published – Frontiers in Marine Science

This review paper of remote sensing of kelp for management was just published by coauthors at the University of Victoria, BC who are GEO AquaWatch contributors:

Cavanaugh KC, Bell T, Costa M, Eddy NE, Gendall L, Gleason MG, Hessing-Lewis M, Martone R, McPherson M, Pontier O, Reshitnyk L, Beas-Luna R, Carr M, Caselle JE, Cavanaugh KC, Flores Miller R, Hamilton S,
Heady WN, Hirsh HK, Hohman R, Lee LC, Lorda J, Ray J, Reed DC, Saccomanno VR and Schroeder SB (2021) A Review of the Opportunities and Challenges for Using Remote Sensing for Management of Surface-Canopy Forming Kelps.
Front. Mar. Sci. 8:753531. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.753531