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August


6-7 August 2018. The GRID centres network
UN Environment and USGS renew their collaboration regarding GRID Sioux-Falls. The Directors or GRID-Warsaw, GRID-Arendal, GRID Sioux-Falls and GRID-Geneva met at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls (South Dakota, USA), to reinforce the collaboration between the GRID centres. The four GRID centres are working together on turning data into information for monitoring the state of the environment and on identifying emerging environmental issues (foresight brief). GRID Sioux Falls is located at the EROS Center, the heart of Landsat satellite imagery.


June


New article from GRID-Geneva about the Planetary Boundaries concept
The Planetary Boundaries concept, identifies a set of nine bio-physical limits of the Earth system that should be respected in order to maintain conditions favourable to further human development. As a contribution to the international discussion, and using the case of Switzerland, this study proposes a methodology to apply the Planetary Boundaries concept on the national level.
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> Link to article




May


GRID-Geneva director interview about sand
Dr Pascal Peduzzi, GRID-Geneva director, was interviewed about sand in the "prise de terre" broadcast of the Swiss Radio on May 19, 2018.
> Listen to the interview (in french)

GRID-Geneva director interview about remote sensing
Dr Pascal Peduzzi, GRID-Geneva director, was interviewed about remote sensing and sand shortage in the "cqfd" broadcast of the Swiss Radio on April 27, 2018.
> Listen to the interview (in french)


March


GRID-Geneva SDI officer interview about the Swiss Data Cube
Dr Gregory Giuliani, GRID-Geneva SDI officer, was interviewed about the Swiss Data Cube during the 2017 GEO plenary in Washington DC.
> Watch the interview

UNEP/GRID-Geneva supported UN Environment Mediterranean Action Plan for the Mediterranean 2017 Quality Status Report.
GRID-Geneva generated the online platform for the dissemination of the on-line report.
> Access the online report…

Open Geneva Hackathon
The Swiss Data Cube team of GRID-Geneva will organise a 3-days Hackathon to develop some product prototypes using Earth Observations of Switzerland.
> More info…
> Registration


February


Interview of GRID-Geneva's director on Swiss Radio about sand shortage
Sand and gravels is the second most used natural resources after water. We need it for roads, buildings, dams, beach refurbishment, land reclamation, as well as for electronic, glass, and other industrial application. This is leading to several environmental impacts. The small report - in English - provides an overview of this issue. The radio broadcast - in French - discusses this topic.
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> Report