Enabling Global Collaboration in the Geosciences: Geoinformatics 2008; Potsdam, Germany, 11–13 June 2008
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 49, pages 503–504, 2 December 2008
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2008), Enabling Global Collaboration in the Geosciences: Geoinformatics 2008; Potsdam, Germany, 11–13 June 2008, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(49), 503–504, doi:10.1029/2008EO490007., , , , , , , , and (
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Scientists are facing an increasing flood of data and information in the Earth sciences from which they try to distill knowledge. The emerging discipline of geoinformatics brings together the tools necessary to create and make accessible the knowledge needed to respond to society's complex challenges, such as climate change, new energy and mineral resources, new sources of water, and protecting environmental and human health.
Globalization of geoinformatics-based research and education in support of meeting societal challenges was the theme for the Geoinformatics 2008 conference, which was held at the German Research Centre for Geosciences, in Potsdam, Germany. Participants came from China, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, representing academic institutions, national research centers, and government agencies.