Environmental Information

An important component of planning for and predicting the future is a comprehensive, accurate picture of the present. This is true when forecasting not only weather and climate, but also natural disasters and outbreaks of disease. Improved observation of the Earth system — its air, land, water and life — is critical to making sound decisions regarding energy and water usage, agricultural production, and how to manage the effects of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other hazards. IGES has a proven track record of fostering national and international cooperation in Earth observations