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GLIN==> Forum on Earth Observations - Feb 15-16 in La Jolla

Announcement: Forum on Earth Observations to be held Feb. 15-16 in La Jolla 

The Alliance for Earth Observations, an initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), is a mechanism for the private sector to provide feedback to the government on the planning of a global observation system of systems. This is the platform through which industry, academia and ngo's come together and give a cohesive voice. The old adage that there is strength in numbers is a good one. The more the private sector works together, the more this international, governmental effort will be maximized for the benefit of the environment, society and the economy.

We are currently working on an event to take place in La Jolla in February 2006 called "The Forum on Earth Observations: Managing Risk in the 21st Century" (www.forumoneo.com). Every effort is being made to create a dynamic, fresh program. We are approaching every possible avenue to get the word out about this meeting so that the audience is a diverse one. Earth observations impact so many sectors that in order to maximize the benefits it is important that there is a dialogue across sectors. The planning committee is an equally diverse group of experts from industry, the government and academia. We would like to ensure that the audience is equally diverse. From the energy sector to the public health sector; from the insurance/reinsurance sector to transportation. From emergency managers, to the IT technical experts who will look at the interoperability of the architecture of a global earth observing system of systems.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. In addition, any advice you could provide on getting the word out about this event would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving!

International Relations Specialist
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Alliance for Earth Observation (AEO)

1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel. (703) 312-0823
Fax. (703) 312-8657
E-mail: judy_carrodeguas@strategies.org

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