Research Data Alliance joins Group on Earth Observations as participating organization | EurekAlert! Science News
"The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is one of the newest Participating Organizations in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), creating an important partnership between the Earth observations and the RDA communities. GEO approved RDA's application at its plenary meeting in Mexico City last week. To become a participating organization within GEO, one must have a mandate in Earth observation or related activities and be essential to GEO's success. Currently, there are 92 Participating Organizations in GEO ... With complementary missions and visions, both organizations hope to leverage existing and future efforts in support of broad, open data sharing. RDA builds the social and technical bridges that enable open sharing of research data across technologies, disciplines, and countries. GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that envisions 'a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information' The GEO community is creating a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) that will link Earth observation resources world-wide across multiple Societal Benefit Areas - agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water and weather - and make those resources available for better informed decision-making ..."