GEO Earth Observations in Decision Support RFP

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GEO is seeking proposals that address 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 strong focus on helping developing countries to build capacity with Earth obs.

GEO Web Page on the Proposal

The CFP describes 3 types of projects:

  • Type I projects are for organizations with limited or no experience in applying

Earth observations to decision making.

  • Type II projects are for organizations that have some experience applying Earth

observations to decision making and need some assistance with new types of Earth observations, such as new data products or model predictions, to incorporate in their applications.

  • Type III projects are for organizations that have successfully applied Earth

observations to their decision making and want to demonstrate and share their application with other organizations.

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

Current Plan

On 21 May we discussed possible responses from ESIP-AQ and friends. On the phone were:

  • Ana Prados, David McCabe, Erin Robinson, Glynis Lough, Nadine Alameh, & Stefan Falke

We are currently planning to submit three Concept Proposals, which are due on 4 June.

  • Proposal A will be a Type III proposal describing AIRNow-International. It is essentially to be a concrete follow-up to the outreach EPA has done to let people know around the world know about AIRNow and the Shanghai Pilot. It will describe the benefits of AIRNow software, the infrastructure needed to make AIRNow useful, and perhaps estimate the costs of implementing AIRNow software (the IT costs, support costs) beyond the costs of keeping the monitors up and running in good condition.
  • Proposal B will probably be a Type II proposal. The intent is to propose work that will make Central America ready for AIRNow. The intent is to