EPDI seeks to improve stakeholder access to environmental information through implementation of practical web-based information systems and project management services.

Dr. Richard Cooper (EPDI Manager)

Free Theme for Plone
Personal tools
You are here: Home / Blog
Bookmark & Share

    EPDI's Blog

    News and events pertaining to access to environmental data and information, information/knowledge management, geographic information systems, and associated environmental-related topics.

    30 m SRTM DEM released for Southeast Asia

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jan 11, 2015 06:10 AM |

    1 arcsecond SRTM released for Southeast Asia in January 2015

    Read More…

    30m SRTM data available for Africa

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Oct 20, 2014 08:40 AM |
    Filed under: , , ,

    Whitehouse news release (September 23, 2014): 'President Obama Announces New Actions To Strengthen Global Resilience To Climate Change And Launches Partnerships To Cut Carbon Pollution'

    Read More…

    Open Data in Developing Countries: Emerging Insights from Phase I

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jul 16, 2014 03:22 AM |
    Filed under:

    This report brings together insights from the first phase of the Open Data in Developing Countries research and research capacity building program coordinated by the World Wide Web Foundation, providing a snapshot of key points and provocations for wider debate and discussion.

    Read More…

    Version 8.5 of EPSG dataset released (June 2014)

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jul 02, 2014 04:05 AM |
    Filed under: ,

    Version 8.5 has been released through the Online Registry and EPSG Home page

    Read More…

    Climate.Data.gov

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 30, 2014 01:23 PM |

    In this new and pilot-stage of Climate.Data.gov, you will find resources to help companies, communities, and citizens understand and prepare for the impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise.

    Read More…

    Scheduled for launch July 1, 2014 at 2:56 AM, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 17, 2014 12:01 PM |

    NASA’s first dedicated Earth remote sensing satellite to study atmospheric carbon dioxide from Space. OCO-2 will be collecting space-based global measurements of atmospheric CO2 with the precision, resolution, and coverage needed to characterize sources and sinks on regional scales. OCO-2 will also be able to quantify CO2 variability over the seasonal cycles year after year.

    Read More…

    Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure Concludes First Stakeholders Meeting for 2014

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 08, 2014 07:11 AM |

    Abu Dhabi, 04 May 2014: Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity in charge of Abu Dhabi's ICT agenda, announced the revamp of its Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) programme brand identity during its first AD-SDI Stakeholders Meeting for 2014 at Fairmont Bab-Al-Bahr, Abu Dhabi.

    Read More…

    IS-ENES climate4impact portal (operational from April 2014)

    The IS-ENES climate4impact portal, is oriented towards climate change impact modellers, impact and adaptation consultants, as well as other experts using climate change data.

    Read More…

    InAWARE System Boosts Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

    An advanced hazard early warning and monitoring system, named InAWARE, was recently deployed at Indonesia’s national disaster management agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, or BNPB).

    Read More…

    Building climate change database for Danang City

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 08, 2014 06:25 AM |

    With the purpose to build climate change database, update and promote research publications from activities, the Climate Change Coordination Office (CCCO) is systematizing and managing the city's basic data about climate change by sector and timeline.

    Read More…

    NASA MODIS Environmental Data from SERVIR-Himalaya to help Bhutan Manage Hydropower

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 08, 2014 06:20 AM |
    Filed under: , ,

    A MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) receiver and acquisition system installed at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)/SERVIR-Himalaya is feeding key environmental data to ICIMOD's regional member countries. The Department of Hydro-Met Services in Bhutan, receiving automated snow cover maps, is among the first beneficiaries.

    Read More…

    New satellite data receiving station at SERVIR-Africa "sees" 75 percent of African continent

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 08, 2014 06:16 AM |
    Filed under: , ,

    SERVIR-Africa and the Regional Centre for Mapping Resources for Development (RCMRD), SERVIR's partner organization in Kenya, now have direct access to real-time data from Earth observation satellites.

    Read More…

    Open Access Geospatial Data Repository for the Pacific Region

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Jun 08, 2014 06:12 AM |
    Filed under: , , ,

    PacGeo is an all-encompassing geospatial platform to catalogue, administer and expose geophysical, geodetic and specialist marine spatial data for the Pacific community.

    Read More…

    International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries (OpenDataSSDC)

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Mar 03, 2014 11:40 AM |

    6-8 August 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

    Read More…

    Open Data Research

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Mar 03, 2014 11:34 AM |
    Filed under:

    Over 100 open data-related social research publications.

    Read More…

    GEO to Keep Unleashing the Power of Open Data Mandate Unanimously Endorsed for Another 10 Years

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Feb 08, 2014 10:03 AM |
    Filed under: ,

    Geneva, 17 January 2014 – In Geneva today, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) received unanimous endorsement to unleash the power of open data for a second decade. There was greement to continue building on the organization’s first 10 years of pioneering environmental advances, which are designed to improve the quality of life of people everywhere. Fueled by open data, GEO’s efforts are now evident in most regions of the world. GEO is comprised of 90 member nations, including the European Commission and 77 Participating Organizations.

    Read More…

    Open data movement faces fresh hurdles (SciDevNet Jan 2014)

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Feb 07, 2014 02:12 PM |
    Filed under:

    The open-data community made great strides in 2013 towards increasing the reliability of and access to information, but more efforts are needed to increase its usability on the ground and the general capacity of those using it, experts say.

    Read More…

    3rd International Conference on the Use of Space Technology for Water Management

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Feb 07, 2014 02:06 PM |
    Filed under: , ,

    The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), the Government of Morocco and the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) are jointly co-organizing the above Conference to promote the use of space technology for benefits of the developing countries.

    Read More…

    ‘Useful and used’ data key to building resilience

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Feb 07, 2014 01:57 PM |

    The future resilience of the planet rests upon shortening the distance between emerging scientific evidence and actionable policy.

    Read More…

    Announcing SciDataCon 2014, New Delhi, India, 2-5 November 2014

    Posted by Richard Cooper at Feb 07, 2014 10:17 AM |
    Filed under: ,

    Under the name SciDataCon 2014, the next CODATA International Conference will take place in New Delhi, India on 2-5 November 2014.

    Read More…

      Last updated: Jan 25, 2012
      This is Schools Diazo Plone Theme