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GEO Call for Proposals - Earth Observations in Decision Support

Dear Sir/Madam,

There's an opportunity I'd like to tell you about and ask for your help in distributing it and notifying others.

Last month, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, www.earthobservations.org) issued a Call for Proposals "Earth Observations in Decision Support." If you haven't already received notice of this CFP, I'd like to call it to your attention. The four themes in the CFP are Agriculture, Water, Energy, and Health (including air quality), so I think your colleagues and community might be interested.

The CFP is focused on promoting practical applications of Earth observations to improve decision making, and it seeks to highlight specific examples in which Earth observations provide societal benefit. There's a strong focus on helping developing countries to build capacity with Earth obs.

The CFP also encourages individuals and organizations to identify themselves as potential Advisors to project teams. These Advisors can share their knowledge and experience with Earth observations, data integration, project management, etc. to support the development and management of a project. GEO will play a brokering role to match projects with Advisors. The level of effort of an Advisor varies on the
project need and the Advisor's commitment, and a project could have multiple Advisors.

While GEO doesn't have monies to directly fund the projects, GEO does have significant connections to experts, data providers, donor organizations, etc. GEO will work with selected projects to connect them with people that can help them develop a project. GEO will especially work with projects focused on developing countries to match them with donor organizations and Advisors. All these efforts represent a significant service and benefit to the proposing teams.

So, what can you do? We would really appreciate your help in distributing information about this CFP to your colleagues, working groups, associations, etc. and encourage people to respond to the call.

If you know people/organizations in developing countries or working with developing countries, please send them the materials and encourage them to submit a proposal.
If you know of organizations with successful examples of Earth observations applications (including your own), please send the materials to them and suggest they submit.
We hope you'll also send the materials to people who would make good Project Advisors (including yourself) and encourage them to serve as an Advisor.

There are three PDF documents you can check:

The GEO Call for Proposals is also available through the GEO Website:
http://www.earthobservations.org/documents/cfp/200902_cfp_eodsp.pdf

Thanks in advance for all your help to advertise this opportunity. We want to get a large response to help build interest, abilities, and overall demand for Earth observations, products, and services.

Best regards,
GEO CFP Team

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