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Global earth observation - benefit estimation: now, next and emerging

Objective

Global Earth Observations are instrumental to attain sustainable development goals and are major drivers of how the society - technology - environment system is managed. An integrated economic, social and environmental assessment of the nine benefit area s of GEO has not yet been carried out. These benefit areas are: Disaster, Health, Energy, Climate, Water, Weather, Ecosystems, Agriculture and Biodiversity. In order to support the international negotiation processes connected to these areas and for the development of good policies the "Global Earth Observation - Benefit Estimation: Now, Next and Emerging" (GEO-BENE) project's objective is to develop methodologies and analytical tools to assess societal benefits of GEO.
The assessment will be carried out using quantitative and qualitative information. Benefit assessment tools are cantered on spatially explicit information applying deterministic and stochastic approaches. The various model structures will be applied to global data sets assessing benefit functions using harmonized socio-economic and technology scenarios. Concise policy conclusions from the modeling exercise will aim at supporting the implementation of international agreements. In the proposal we advocate a spatially explicit approach for benefit estimation motivated by the fact that activities underlying the nine benefit areas of GEO are by their very nature spatial entities and aggregate non-spatial treatment could, according to our experience, lead to serious biases in the assessment.
We propose a simple and easily tractable static and deterministic approach for the aggregate benefit calculation and also more comprehensive, dynamic, and uncertainty augmented assessment. We believe that such a multi-dimensional approach is necessary since the underlying processes of the benefits areas are complex and consistency across a variety of decision rules should guarantee robustness of the final aggregate ben

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEM ANALYSIS - IIASA
Address
Schlossplatz 1
Laxenburg
Austria

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
EAWAG - EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUR WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 133
Duebendorf
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
Freiburg
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
KANSANTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
Helsinki
POTSDAM INSTITUTE FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A31
Potsdam
VYSKUMNY USTAV PODOZNALECTVA A OCHRANY PODY
Slovakia
Address
Gagarinova 10
Bratislava
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE.
Slovakia
Address
Safarikovo Namestie 6
Bratislava
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG.
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
Address
Meiring Naude Road-building 46, Csir South Campus, Brummeria
Pretoria