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

Featured

  • Workforce
    White House rainbow light shutterstock ID : 1130423963 By zhephotography

    White House rolls out DEIA strategy

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration issued agencies a roadmap to guide their efforts to develop strategic plans for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), as required under a as required under a June executive order.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Why DOD is so bad at buying software

    The Defense Department wants to acquire emerging technology faster and more efficiently. But will its latest attempts to streamline its processes be enough?

Stay Connected