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ACCOUNTING FOR NATURE'S VALUE ON A NATIONAL SCALE

Earth Observations is working to leverage the power of satellite data by partnering with governments to create standardized accounting systems that include the benefits of nature.

 

Work Streams Driving the Initiative

Case Studies & Synthesis

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Case studies and synthesis work stream is to highlight case studies and applications of ecosystem accounting.

Ecosystem Extent & Conditions

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Case studies and synthesis work stream is focused on developing and testing methods for delineating ecosystem extent and assessing ecosystem condition.

 

Ecosystem services

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Ecosystem extent and conditions work stream is working to advance ecosystem service identification, measurement and monitoring through the application of earth observation.

Implementation & Capacity Building

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Implementation and capacity building work stream will lead the capacity building, pilot testing and implementation of ecosystem accounting at the subnational and national scale.

 

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Earth Observations for the Benefit of Humankind

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental organization working to improve the availability, access and use of Earth observations for the benefit of society. GEO works to actively improve and coordinate global EO systems and promote broad, open data sharing.


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