Time to do the work: Making Open EO Open to Everyone
2021-09-28, 09:00–13:00, Group on Earth Observations

It is important to acknowledge that there is a lot of work to do to ensure “Open EO” means open to everyone.

The EO science community is predominantly male and from the Global North. This can create services that have an unintentional bias against or blindness to women and minorities such as indigenous peoples, LGBTQI, youth, etc. Agricultural practices, water quality and quantity, land use and management, and other key topics across the GEO engagement priorities all have implications on gender and minorities. Being able to understand and incorporate these communities’ needs into Open EO services is imperative, and a key opportunity for sustainable development. We propose a workshop that will illuminate attendees’ awareness to diverse needs and perspectives, demonstrate tools to support inclusive geospatial service development, and showcase successful integration of gender and minority needs into Open EO services, particularly with respect to end user decision making capabilities


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Workshop Sustainable development (GEO)
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It is important to acknowledge that there is a lot of work to do to ensure “Open EO” means open to everyone.

The EO science community is predominantly male and from the Global North. This can create services that have an unintentional bias against or blindness to women and minorities such as indigenous peoples, LGBTQI, youth, etc. Agricultural practices, water quality and quantity, land use and management, and other key topics across the GEO engagement priorities all have implications on gender and minorities. Being able to understand and incorporate these communities’ needs into Open EO services is imperative, and a key opportunity for sustainable development. We propose a workshop that will illuminate attendees’ awareness to diverse needs and perspectives, demonstrate tools to support inclusive geospatial service development, and showcase successful integration of gender and minority needs into Open EO services, particularly with respect to end user decision making capabilities


Authors and Affiliations

Emily Adams, Eastern and Southern Africa Science Coordination Lead and Gender Point of Contact, NASA SERVIR Science Coordination Office

Level

1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

Requirements for the Attendees

To be submitted by Emily Adams, Eastern and Southern Africa Science Coordination Lead and Gender Point of Contact, NASA SERVIR Science Coordination Office