Remarks by Administrator O'Keefe at the Earth Observation Summit

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Remarks by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at the 2003 Earth Observation Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to promote the development of a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained Earth observation system or systems among governments and the international community to understand and address global environmental and economic challenges, and also to
begin a process to develop a conceptual framework and implementation plan for building this integrated Earth observation system.

When the space age dawned it was clear that the ability to propel robotic spacecraft and humans beyond the gravity of our home planet would open up untold avenues of exploration and discovery throughout the Solar System and beyond. What was not understood at the time was how comprehensive observations of the Earth system from space would lead to a significant new field of scientific inquiry.

Creator(s): O'Keefe, Sean
Creation Date: July 31, 2003
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Environmental Policy Collection
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O'Keefe, Sean

NASA Administrator

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Publisher Name: [NASA Earth Observatory]
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  • Creation: July 31, 2003
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Remarks by NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe at the 2003 Earth Observation Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to promote the development of a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained Earth observation system or systems among governments and the international community to understand and address global environmental and economic challenges, and also to
begin a process to develop a conceptual framework and implementation plan for building this integrated Earth observation system.

When the space age dawned it was clear that the ability to propel robotic spacecraft and humans beyond the gravity of our home planet would open up untold avenues of exploration and discovery throughout the Solar System and beyond. What was not understood at the time was how comprehensive observations of the Earth system from space would lead to a significant new field of scientific inquiry.

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[Harvested: 2009-09-28]

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4 p. : ill.

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Keyword(s): climate variability and change | earth observation
Series Title: NASA Earth Observatory
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