Status Report

Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations (IWGEO) Meeting

By SpaceRef Editor
June 2, 2004
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[Federal Register: June 2, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 106)]
[Page 31120]
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Notice of Public Meeting/Workshop and Opportunity for Public

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting/workshop by the National
Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Environment and Natural
Resources (CENR) Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations
(IWGEO) to address the effective use of Earth observations systems to
benefit humankind.

DATES: The Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations will hold a
two-day workshop on Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(e.d.t.); Thursday, June 17, 2004, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All sessions of the workshop will be held at the United
States Geological Survey (USGS), 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston,
Virginia 20192.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this notice,
please contact Carla Sullivan, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. Telephone: (202) 482-5921. E-mail:


Background: During the June 16-17, 2004, public meeting and
workshop, the IWGEO will provide a forum to gather inputs and
viewpoints on the technical and scientific capacity of current Earth
observation systems. These systems will be reviewed according to the
social/economic benefits specified by the CENR Subcommittees and IWGEO.

Purpose of the Workshop: The workshop will allow representatives of
the communities-of-practice to contribute information and facts to the
IWGEO as it prepares a U.S. 10-Year Plan for Developing an Integrated
Earth Observing System. Strategic social/economic benefit areas

1. Reducing Loss of Life and Property from Disasters.

2. Protecting and Monitoring Ocean Resources.

3. Understanding Climate, and Assessing, Mitigating, and Adapting to Climate Change Impacts.

4. Supporting Sustainable Agriculture and Combating Land

5. Understanding the Effect of Environmental Factors on Human
Health and Promoting Well Being.

6. Developing the Capacity to Make Ecological Forecasts.

7. Protecting and Monitoring Water Resources.

Public Participation: Due to space constraints, interested parties
will need to register for this meeting. Deadline for registration is
June 7, 2004, or when capacity of facility is met. See IWGEO Web page
for registration materials and additional information:
, or contact the IWGEO Secretariat

office: Carla Sullivan, Interagency Working Group on Earth Observations
(IWGEO), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1401
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482-
5921, telefax: (202) 482-5181. E-mail:
Subject: IWGEO June Community-of-Practice Experts meeting/workshop.

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established
under Executive Order 12881. The CENR is chartered under the NSTC. The
purpose of the CENR is to advise and assist the NSTC, with emphasis on
those federally supported efforts that develop new knowledge related to
improving our understanding of the environment and natural resources.

Ann F. Mazur,

Assistant Director for Budget and Administration.

[FR Doc. 04-12533 Filed 6-1-04; 8:45 am]

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