March 27, 2006
Stranova Vol. 17, published March 27, 2006. "The Global Earth Observation System of Systems", with NOAA Administrator Retired Vice-Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr. In this episode, we talk about the “Global Earth Observation System of Systems”, a massive project linking together over 60 countries and 40 international agencies to link together both ground-based and airborne environmental monitoring systems to keep track of the world’s vital signs on a real-time basis. It is potentially the single most ambitious strategic innovation ever, linking sensors, computers and people together in an attempt to help guide global environmental policy, enhance worldwide environmental predictive capabilities, and prevent the major loss of life catastrophies such as the massive Indian Ocean tsunami unleashed on the world in December of 2004.