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									Toward An Enhanced Partnership In
Earth Observation
WMO Regional Association III Meeting




                Brigadier General John J. Kelly, Jr., (USAF, Ret.)
                          Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere – NOAA
                                                      U.S. Permanent Representative
                                                                       June 1, 2005
         Presentation Outline

The Global Earth Observation Systems of
Systems (GEOSS)
NOAA Mission and Goals
NOAA Cooperation in Earth Observation
   Geostationary Satellites
   Telecommunications
   Training and Capacity Building




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Global Earth Observing System of
Systems
         A distributed system of systems
             Improves coordination of strategies
                 and observation systems
             Links all platforms: in situ,
                 aircraft, and satellite networks
             Identifies gaps in our global
                 capacity
             Facilitates exchange of data and
                 information
             Improves decision-makers’ abilities
                 to address pressing policy issues


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