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Presentation by Mick Wilson to the GEO/GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholders Workshop in Bonn, Germany, 21-24 August 212

Presentation by Mick Wilson to the GEO/GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholders Workshop in Bonn, Germany, 21-24 August 212

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  • 1. GEO and the other GEO:UNEP-Live at the science/policy interface: a Progressing Tale of Discovery and Practical Convergence Mick Wilson, Division of Early Warning and Assessment United Nations Environment Programme
  • 2. UNEP participating in GEOSS AIP-5Attempting to integrate broker technologyinto UNEP-LiveGoals are numerous but primarily to expandsemantic space to incorporate concepts ofenvironmental treaties (MEAs) alongsideenvironmental and science data.Spanning data and knowledge
  • 3. Why?
  • 4. United Nations Environment Programme (1972)UN General Assembly resolution 2997“...to keep under review the world environmental situation in order to ensure that emerging environmental problems of wide international significance receive appropriate and adequate consideration by Governments...”
  • 5. United Nations Environment Programme (1972)“...to keep under review the world environmental situation...” UNEPs flagship product Our GEO – Global Environment Outlook
  • 6. By design UNEP GEO is:• Consultative – wide range of stakeholders• Participatory - all regions• Integrative – multi-sectoral 1997 2000 2003 GEO-5 emphasis on appraisal of policies that help countries reach internationally-agreed goals
  • 7. UNEP GEO is unique,as much a political process as a scientific analysis High-level text negotiated during inter-governmental/ multi- stakeholder meetings Hundreds of topic specialists contribute (some Government nominated)
  • 8. UNEP at the science/policy interfaceFormulate the questions to Analysis of policy needsrequest relevant scientific for scientific informationinformation Demand Science Provide alerts and early Policy Community warnings Community SupplyConduct policy- Assess information Communicaterelevant responding to assessmentresearch and review identified needs findingsof information
  • 9. UNEP-Live to be UNEPs platform forsupporting all future environmentalassessments (not just GEO) Evidence-based More timely information More accessible More effective with greater impactPrototype at www.uneplive.org
  • 10. Topic Questions:How to enrich UNEP assessmentproducts with scientific context?How to increase discoverability of UNEPassessment products in scientificcontexts?How to contribute to improving thescientific basis of UNEP assessmentproducts?
  • 11. UNEP-Live by design must operate at the science/policyinterface must span many communities of practiceboth within sciences and in social andpolitical domains must be inclusive and thereforetechnologically agnosticBrokerage services offer a means toaddressing these goals in practiceEye-on-Earth provided my opportunity fordiscovering this possibility
  • 12. About Eye on Earth:Not the EEA platform nor any otherinfrastructurePartnership between UNEP andEnvironment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)Addresses the crucial importance ofenvironmental and societal informationto decision makingSummit in 2011 spawned 8 SpecialInitiatives inc. “Eye on Global Network ofNetworks” (GNoN)
  • 13. Current UNEP-Live prototype limited by fragmented, silo-based discovery not integrating all UNEP assets not utilizing partners contextual resources Using involvement in AIP-5 to attempt to correct these AIP-5 activity also part contributes to EoE GNoN Global Network of Networks
  • 14. Eye on Earth working groupbrought together participants from … and they begat.... GNoN
  • 15. Eye on Earth working groupbrought together participants from … and they begat.... GNoN NOT just data and engineering, but also institutional, information, knowledge, skills etc.
  • 16. ...and GNON proponents wereenthused by... The Broker AIP-5
  • 17. About AIP-5The GEOSSArchitecture Implementation Pilot (AIP)develops and deploys new processand infrastructure components for theGEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI)and the broader GEOSS architecture.
  • 18. The Milestones for UNEP in AIP-5 Demonstrate joined up discovery across diverse UNEP information sources Demonstrate joined up contextual discovery across UNEP and GEOSS assets Demonstrate enhanced searches – semantic expansion and multi-lingual discovery Integrate broker into UNEP-Live prototype Demonstrate integration of UNEP-ish semantics/ontologies - InforMEA
  • 19. A vision (hallucination?) for end 2012 CITES, the treaty CITES, the conference of parties (COP) The decisions of the CITES COP Data relevant to WDPA decisions do exist!! CITES red list GEOBON sources
  • 20. Earth Observation Community Earth Observation Science stuffGIS Assessment Observation Measurement Monitoring Models
  • 21. Earth Observation Treat/ Law/ Policy Community Community Treaty Earth Observation Motivation Science stuff Policy Societal impactsGIS Assessment Legislation Observation Incentive Measurement Compliance Monitoring Regulation Models
  • 22. Earth Observation Treat/ Law/ Policy Community Community – two communities with common ground ..... Treaty Earth Observation Motivation Science stuff Policy Societal impactsGIS Assessment Legislation Observation Incentive Measurement Compliance Monitoring Regulation Models science policy
  • 23. Earth Observation Treat/ Law/ Policy Community Community – two communities with common ground but different vocabularies Treaty Earth Observation Motivation Science stuff Policy Societal impacts GIS Assessment Legislation Observation Incentive Measurement Compliance Monitoring Regulation Models Vocabularies, semantics describe and ontologies describeGEMET, GEO/GEOSS, INSPIRE etc. InforMEA, FAOLEX etc.
  • 24. Earth Observation Treat/ Law/ Policy Community Community – two communities with common ground but different vocabularies which possibly can be made to work together Treaty Earth Observation Motivation Science stuff Policy Societal impacts GIS Assessment Legislation Observation Incentive Measurement Compliance Monitoring Regulation Models Vocabularies, semantics and ontologiesGEMET, GEO/GEOSS, INSPIRE etc. InforMEA, FAOLEX etc. ←brokerage service now on trial→ In conjunction with GEO/GEOSS and CSIRO
  • 25. Earth Observation Treat/ Law/ Policy Community Community – two communities with common ground but different vocabularies which possibly can be made to work together Treaty Earth Observation Motivation Science stuff Policy Societal impacts GIS Data Assessment Knowledge Legislation Observation Incentive Measurement Compliance Monitoring Regulation Models Vocabularies, semantics and ontologiesGEMET, GEO/GEOSS, INSPIRE etc. InforMEA, FAOLEX etc. ←brokerage service now on trial→ In conjunction with GEO/GEOSS and CSIRO
  • 26. Biodiversity as case studyLinks to GEOSS SBALinks to GFW 2.0Aichi goalsNeeds future capacity for regeneration
  • 27. InforMEA database of Environmental Treaties (MEAs)
  • 28. InforMEA database of Environmental Treaties (MEAs)knows all about decisions, compliance etc. ….
  • 29. … but nothing about the data that underpin andvalidate those decisions
  • 30. GEOSS Portal also knows somethingabout data associated with Environmental Treaties (MEAs)
  • 31. ...and the SBAs know even more....
  • 32. … but nothing about where those datamight have been applied to underpin andvalidate MEA decisions
  • 33. InforMEA pilot Vocabulary Service
  • 34. The Milestones for UNEP in AIP-5 Demonstrate joined up discovery across diverse UNEP information sources Demonstrate joined up contextual discovery  across UNEP and GEOSS assets Demonstrate enhanced searches – semantic  expansion and multi-lingual discovery Integrate broker into UNEP-Live prototype   Demonstrate integration of UNEP-ish semantics/ontologies - InforMEA
  • 35. Next Steps:Get the InforMEA vocabulary servicestabilizedDetach GI-portal client and have UNEP-Live interrogate broker directly a la GEOgeoportalDevelop and deploy UNEP broker profiles i.e.climate change, ecosystem services etc.Establish more vocab/ ontology services e.g.environmental law, geopolitical entities, assessmentmethodologies, analytical methods for water qualityetc.
  • 36. GEO-5 appraised 90 internationalenvironmental goals and objectives Significant progressInsufficient data / too 4 goals soon to assess 14 goals Further deterioration 8 goals Some progress 40 goals Little or no progress 24 goals
  • 37. Summary—areas with the least progress • Access to food • Climate change • Corals • Desertification and drought • Ecosystem services • Extinction risk of species • Extreme events • Fish stocks • Groundwater depletion • Indoor air pollution • Invasive alien species • Marine pollution • Natural habitats • Species harvested for food and medicine • Sustainably managed production areas • Traditional knowledge • Wetlands
  • 38. What is not measuredis not managed!Specific, measurable targets appear to increase chances ofsuccess in meeting goalsThey can also spur efforts to address data gaps