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News Call for Proposals to support decision making: “Earth Observations in Decision Support Projects”

GEO has issued a Call entitled “Earth Observations in Decision Support Projects” that seeks to identify projects that demonstrate the benefits of Earth observation applications to end users in developing countries, particularly in the fields of agriculture, energy, human health and water. Details are available in the CFP document.

Concept Proposals Due: 4-June-2009.

The intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) promotes the provision and use of Earth observations to improve decision making and deliver societal benefits.

This Call for Proposals (CFP) seeks project proposals to apply Earth observations to improve policy and management decisions. The CFP has a strong interest in indentifying projects focused on helping end users in
developing countries apply Earth observations. The CFP also seeks to identify individuals and organizations interested in serving as advisors to projects.

The clear purposes of this CFP are to identify and promote practical applications of Earth observations to improve decision making and to call attention to specific examples in which Earth observations provide societal benefit. This CFP does not offer funds for preparation or participation in a proposal or project.

GEO may attempt to match the selected projects from developing countries with resource-providing organizations.

The GEO User Interface Committee and Capacity Building Committee are managing this CFP. Projects selected under this CFP will likely draw on activities of all the GEO committees. This activity supports GEO Tasks US-09-01b (Communities of Practice) and CB-09-01 (Resource Mobilisation).

This CFP requests projects for the following GEO Societal Benefit Areas: Agriculture, Energy, Human Health, and Water.

This CFP is open to all types of organizations and teams of organizations. Every project should include at least one GEO Member or Participating Organization. GEO welcomes the project proposals to apply Earth observations for improved decision making and showcase the value and societal benefits of Earth observations.

Project teams and Project Advisors shall submit an electronic copy of their proposal(s) to the GEO Secretariat (secretariat@geosec.org). Microsoft Word® 2000 for Windows, 2001 for Macintosh, or higher format is preferred; Portable Document Format and Rich Text Format are acceptable.

Proposals shall be in English-language text, formatted using one or two columns with single-spacing (or larger). Proposals shall use legible printer fonts and easily-read font size (typically 12-point font). Proposals shall use at least 2.5cm margins on all sides. Proposals may include figures and illustrations.

Concept Proposals and Final Proposals shall be received no later than the respective dates and times in the Master Schedule (Section 1.6). UIC and CBC may consider late proposals on a case-by-case basis. Project Advisors may submit their proposals at any time.

Questions and requests for clarification should be sent electronically to the attention of Fernando Ramos and Imraan Saloojee to the GEO Secretariat (secretariat@geosec.org) 

Contact information Fernando Ramos and Imraan Saloojee with the GEO Secretariat (email: secretariat@geosec.org)
News type Procurement
File link http://www.earthobservations.org/documents/cfp/200902_cfp_eodsp.pdf
Source of information Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
Subject(s) AGRICULTURE , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , WATER DEMAND , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/fol573816
Geographical coverage International
News date 10/03/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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