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Barbara Ryan @OECD - 21 Sept 2015 - Water Policy in the Age of Big Data

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Presentation of Dr. Barbara Ryan [Secretariat Director of the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations] at the OECD event "Water Policy in the Age of Big Data on 21 September 2015.

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Barbara Ryan @OECD - 21 Sept 2015 - Water Policy in the Age of Big Data

  1. 1. Flood or Drought (of Data)? OECD Water Policy in the Age of Big Data Paris, France 21 September 2015 Barbara J. Ryan Director, GEO Secretariat Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2. USGS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  3. 3. Observations – In, On and Around the Earth
  4. 4. Tucson Arizona 90 mm subsidence 1992 to 1997 InSAR data from Envisat Ground-Water Withdrawals & Subsidence
  5. 5. Urban Growth -- Las Vegas, Nevada Population: 358,000 1,560,000 1973 2000
  6. 6. Ground-water Subsidence -- Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. 7. GEO Member States
  8. 8. © GEO Secretariat 87 Participating Organizations
  9. 9. More Water Information (Austria, EC, Germany, Japan, USA, CEOS, ESA, WCRP, WMO) * Global high-res precipitation datasets 1979-2010 * New SMOS products & soil moisture datasets 1978-2010 * Satellite data validation * Global Drought Information System underway * Asian/African Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) Soil Moisture (SMOS, ESA) Precip
  10. 10. GEOSS Implementation Requires: Data Sharing Principles • Full and Open Exchange of Data • Data and Products at Minimum Time Delay and at Minimum Cost • Free of Charge or Cost of Reproduction
  11. 11. GEOSS Resources About 45 brokered data providers .. . More than 50 Million accessible resources (mix of data collections and datasets) .. . Publish Contain More than 174 Million assets (mix of satellite scenes, raingage, streamgage records, etc.) .. .
  12. 12. . Before Open-Data Policy: 53 scenes/day After Open-Data Policy: 5,700 scenes/day
  13. 13. . Annual Economic Benefit USA $1.70 B International $400 M Global Total $2.1 B
  14. 14. 1. Uncertainty over continuity of observations 2. Large spatial and temporal gaps in specific data sets 3. Limited access to data and associated benefits in developing world 4. Inadequate data integration and interoperability 5. Lack of relevant processing systems to transform data into useful information 6. Inadequate user involvement 7. Eroding or little technical infrastructure in many parts of the world GEOSS Targeted Gaps
  15. 15. Countries have borders; Earth observations don’t. B. Ryan Modified from advertisement in NY Times, 11 September 2015
  16. 16. 18 Mexico City Ministerial Summit and GEO-XII GEO Week 9-13 November 2015 Mexico City Barbara Ryan – bryan@geosec.org www.earthobservations.org
  17. 17. Back-Up Slides

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