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The application of Earth observation information to improve energy development, management and delivery is an emerging field that could yield significant benefits for economies worldwide.
The G-8 Gleneagles Plan of Action specifically references the need for cleaner and more efficient energy resource management, and increased awareness of the environmental impact of energy production and use.
The need for improved weather forecasting has already been articulated by the energy sector. In contrast the application of these types of Earth observations remains largely unexplored.
Development of new applications of GEOSS in this area must take into account the high level of competitiveness prevailing in the sector, which tends to limit the exchange of information between stakeholders.
Activities for 2006 will focus on:
The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is leading a worldwide effort to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) over the next 10 years.
GEOSS will work with and build upon existing national, regional, and international systems to provide comprehensive, coordinated Earth observations from thousands of instruments worldwide, transforming the data they collect into vital information for society.