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Barbara Ryan – Supporting Decision Makers In Earth Observation & Geospatial: GeoIgnite 2021 Keynote On YouTube:

Day Three of GeoIgnite began with a fantastic keynote presentation from Barbara Ryan, the WGIC Executive Director. While a lot of panels at GeoIgnite obviously focused on Canada and more national and provincial level geospatial projects, Barbara spoke from a global perspective.

Barbara is widely recognized for her outstanding contributions as a scientist and visionary leader. She continues to advance the global use of remote sensing through championing data democratization.

At GeoIgnite 2021 she highlighted the importance of broad, open data policies, and the integrated analysis of the Earth’s atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial systems. To learn more about the challenges and opportunities that geospatial communities face globally, watch this interesting keynote below.

Keynote: Barbara Ryan – Supporting Decision Makers: Challenges and Opportunities for the Earth Observation and Geospatial Communities

Barbara Ryan, an executive with passion, integrity, and compassion, is Executive Director of the World Geospatial Industry Council. She brings with her immense leadership experience in managing and advocating for greater collaboration among national and international organizations such as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). 

Watch more panels, keynotes, and talks from GeoIgnite 2021 on our YouTube channel.

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