Communication, integration key for engaging the world on geospatial information

Geospatial data and technologies can support the Sustainable Development Goals – but only if the community helps make the case for them by improving communication and integration across stakeholders and processes. TReNDS Manager Maryam reflects on this and more from the Ninth Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

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Meet a TReNDS Expert: Molly Jahn

TReNDS member Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she holds appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Global Health Institute and the Nelson Institute, having served as the 12th Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Director of the Wisconsin Experiment Station.

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Meet a TReNDS Expert: Robert Chen

TReNDS co-chair Robert Chen is Director of CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research unit of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York. He manages the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), part of NASA’s network of Earth science data centers and a regular member of the World Data System of the International Science Council.

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Meet a TReNDS Expert: Jeanne Holm

TReNDS member Jeanne Holm is Deputy CIO and Senior Tech Advisor to the Mayor, City of Los Angeles, and a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA. As a leader in open data, education, and civic innovation, she empowers people to discover new knowledge and collaborate to improve life on Earth and beyond.

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