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OGC announced as official partner of Earth Challenge 2020

By [email protected] - 21st June 2018 - 16:17

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is proud to announce that is an official partner of Earth Challenge 2020, a citizen science initiative that will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Earth Challenge 2020 is organized by Earth Day Network, the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, and the U.S. Department of State through the Eco-Capitals Forum. Earth Challenge 2020 aims to engage millions of global citizens in collecting one billion data points across areas such as air and water quality, pollution, and human health. OGC will support this initiative through identifying requirements and mechanisms for standardizing the collection and exchange of data by these volunteers. Earth Challenge 2020 will result in a platform of open source data that will live, grow and connect with other global efforts, including those of governments, multilateral, and scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations. Â