World observation system to include tsunamis

GEOSS fact sheet

A global warning system for tsunamis will be part of a network that gathers Earth observation data, an official for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said today.

The tsunami system will be part of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, said John Kelly Jr., deputy undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. GEOSS will be an interoperable system of systems distributed worldwide and based on international cooperation from existing Earth-observing and data management systems. It will collect accurate Earth observation data, products and services, then deliver the results to global decision-makers, Kelly said, speaking this morning at the ESRI Federal User Conference.

"It is not technical. It is human," Kelly said, adding that scientists must find ways to collaborate across disciplines and share information. "We all have to move away from our comfort zone

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