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ESIP Winter Meeting: January 9 - 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2018 theme is Realizing the Socioeconomic Value of Data. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years. 

  • There will be lots going on in Slack during the meeting, find your invite HERE. #winter_mtg
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Tuesday, January 9 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Quantifying the socioeconomic benefits of Earth science information in decision making

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There is a need to substantiate the benefits of Earth science applications in socially and economically meaningful terms in order to demonstrate return on investment and to prioritize investments across data products, modeling capabilities, and information systems. However, methods and techniques for quantifying the value proposition of Earth observations are currently not fully established. Furthermore, improvements are needed to connect to the decision processes that produce actions with direct societal benefits.

This ESIP session will present a series of case studies that show how U.S. federal and state government agencies are using Earth observations in tandem with ground-based monitors to inform policy decisions. Session speakers include

  • Yusuke Kuwayama, Resources for the Future
  • Emily Pindilli, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Isaac Morrison, Management Systems International


The session is organized by the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES), a cooperative agreement between Resources for the Future (RFF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The VALUABLES Consortium is working to advance methods to value and communicate the applied benefits linked with Earth observations.

Speakers + Moderators

Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
White Flint
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