GEOValue session at AGU meeting San Francisco, 12-16 December

The GEOValue proposed session for the fall AGU meeting in San Francisco (December 12 through 16, 2016) has been accepted.

We would like to encourage you to submit an abstract by Wednesday August 3rd. The session information is listed below. Please note that we have requested an alternate format for the session, and plan to use a lightning talks format, complemented by posters for those who would like additional time.

Session ID: 13146

Session Title: PA022. GEOValue: Addressing best practices for assessing the societal impact and value of geospatial information based on use cases.

Section/Focus Group: Public Affairs

Session Description: Observation systems collect information of the Earth, allowing measurement of environmental parameters and supporting a better understanding of biological and physical earth resources. To gain the most value from satellite, airborne and in-situ observations, understanding their intersection with the human dimensions is essential. This session will focus on use cases, which illustrate the interaction of various stakeholders with a decision process. A use case traces information flow from the earth observation data acquisition system to decisions by end users, and policy makers. Use cases can demonstrate known and emerging assessment methodologies for understanding the impact and value of the information in a variety of application areas, such as those involved with earth and environmental sciences. The goal is to demonstrate and compare approaches to valuation of geospatial information and forge a path forward for research that leads to standards of practice.

Session Organizers: Francoise Pearlman, Retired, Washington, United States, Richard Bernknopf, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States, and Lawrence Friedl, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States.