Plenary: Progress on Measuring Critical Climate Variables – and what More Needs to be Done
Day: Wednesday 24 May 2023
Time: 14:20 - 15:20
Location: Scandinavia Ballroom, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
The Plenary session will feature Earth Observation leaders from around the globe discussing progress to date and critical needs for the future. 20 years ago, the world was just beginning to understand the value of space in observing the Earth and our climate; the first half of the session will focus on the progress across agencies in understand our climate enabled by the power of partnerships over the last 20 years.
Given that the world has advanced its space capabilities to help with climate change mitigation and adaption, the second half of the session will look forward to identifying the next critical actions space agencies must take based on needs of humanity and the unique capabilities offered by space. Throughout the session, speakers will focus their discussion on the urgent science questions before us and the ways we can make the answers most useful to decision-makers who increasingly need this information.
Karen ST. GERMAIN