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Symposium on the Data Sharing Action Plan for GEOSS
and the Benefits of Data Sharing

China National Convention Center, Room 402A

Tuesday, 2 November 2010
3:00-7:00 pm


3:00 pm

Welcome by the Symposium Chair
Datong Zhao, China (CMA)

3:10 pm

Overview of the Data Sharing Action Plan
Vojko Bratina, European Commission

3:20 pm

Vision for the GEOSS Data-CORE
Beth Greenaway, United Kingdom

3:30 pm

Panel on the Benefits of Data Sharing
Joanne Gabrynowicz, International Institute for Space Law (chair)

  • Argo – Zdenka Willis, US (NOAA)
  • ASTER Global DEM – Dave Meyer, US (NASA)
  • CBERS - Hilcéa Ferreira, Brazil (INPE)
  • GEO Forest Carbon Tracking – Per Erik Skrovseth, Norway
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility – Nick King, GBIF
  • International Polar Year – Ellsworth LeDrew, Canada
  • Landsat – Bruce Quirk, US (USGS)

5:00 pm

Panel on Data Sharing in the Asia-Pacific Region
Robert Chen, International Council for Science (CODATA) (chair)

6:00 pm

Reception (outside 402A) co-sponsored by CODATA, CEODE, and APN

7:00 pm
End of Symposium