News Releases issued by the Office of International and Tribal Affairs
Global Earth Observation System Benefits to be Featured by EPA and NOAA Administrators
Release Date: 08/16/2004
Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Madelyn Applebaum 202-482-4858 / email@example.com
(08/16/04) On Tuesday, Aug. 17, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael O. Leavitt and Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give a briefing on the benefits to states of the planned Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), a world-wide network that will continuously monitor the land, sea and air. GEOSS will link data from satellites, ocean buoys, and ground-based air and water quality monitors to take the pulse of the planet. The tools provided by GEOSS will help states better manage watersheds, improve drinking water quality, protect the food supply, and make transportation systems safer.
Who: EPA Administrator Michael O. Leavitt
- Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
What: Briefing on the benefits of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). Localized benefits for each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia will be provided.
- When: Tuesday, Aug. 17
- Where: National Press Club
Washington, D.C. 20045
First Amendment Room - 13th Floor