Geo for All – Open Principles in GeoEducation and Science | SciELO in Perspective
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"On behalf of the Geo for All community, I wish to send our greetings to colleagues in Brazil on the 20th anniversary of the SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online). It is great to know that the SciELO Program will celebrate 20 years of operation, in full alignment with the advances of open science. I applaud the alignment of SciELO journals and operations with the best practices on communication of open science, such as publishing research data, maximizing the transparency of research evaluation and the flow of scholarly communication. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Geo for All initiative and welcome all interested to join us. Central to Geo for All mission is the belief that knowledge is a public good and Open Principles in Education will provide great opportunities for everyone. The key ingredients that make Open Geospatial Science possible are enshrined in Open Principles, i.e: Open Source geospatial software, Open data, Open standards, Open educational resources, and Open access to research publications. The aim of this initiative is to create openness in geo education and to encourage the flair and creativity that is so critical to society’s wellbeing, both now and in the future. Geo for All is an outreach programme initiated by scientists and academics as a means of laying down strong foundations for Open Geospatial Science. The initiative now has dedicated research labs worldwide and dedicated journals to advance the discipline of Open Geospatial Science...."