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Human Planet Forum 2017

Sep 13 2017
Sep 15 2017

Open, inclusive and consistent data are needed for assessing humanity’s impact on the planet, access to resources, and exposure to risk. New knowledge is needed in order to translate these new data into actionable information to support decision making by governments, organizations and individuals.

The 2017 Human Planet Forum will take place in Enschede, Netherlands, 13-15 September 2017. The forum is open to established and potential partners interested to engage with the GEO Human Planet.

The 2017 Human Planet Forum has three main objectives: 

  • to showcase the work done so far,
  • to seek additional support and enlarge the partnership, and 
  • to consolidate the governance and the future action plan of the partnership.

Human Planet Forum programme

Background information

The Human Planet is a new initiative in the GEO 2017-2019 work programme supporting the GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025.  The Human Planet aims to support novel evidence-based assessment of the human presence on the planet Earth.

The Human Planet leverages on advances of Earth Observation technologies and geo-spatial data analytics for improving the global awareness on the spatial patterns and processes of the today’s urbanizing world. It is composed of more than 150 individuals belonging to 85 different organizations including academies, international stakeholders, governmental bodies and private firms.

The partners of the Human Planet are committed to develop a new generation of measurements and information products that provide new scientific evidence and a comprehensive understanding of the human presence on the Planet in support of global policy processes with agreed, actionable and goal-driven metrics.