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GEONETCast; global satellite data dissemination and the technical and social challenges

George Jungbluth, Richard Fulton, Linda Moodie, Paul Seymour, Mike Williams, Lothar Wolf and Zhang Jiashen
GEONETCast; global satellite data dissemination and the technical and social challenges (in Societal challenges and geoinformatics, A. Krishna Sinha (editor), David Arctur (editor), Ian Jackson (editor) and Linda Gunderson (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (September 2011) 482: 77-85


GEONETCast is a global, near-real-time, environmental data dissemination system in support of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). The goal of the system is to enable enhanced dissemination, application, and exploitation of environmental data and products for the diverse societal benefits defined by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), including agriculture, energy, health, climate, weather, disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water resources, and ecosystems. The system consists of three regional broadcasts: EUMETCast (operated by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites [EUMETSAT], covering Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia and the Americas), CMACast (operated by the China Meteorological Administration [CMA], covering Asia and parts of the Pacific), and GEONETCast Americas (operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], covering North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean). The GEONETCast system uses the Digital Video Broadcast-Satellite (DVB-S) or Digital Video Broadcasting-Satellite-Second Generation (DVB-S2) standard over commercial communications satellites and low-cost, off-the-shelf technology to widen the access of new user groups to Earth observation information.

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 482
Title: GEONETCast; global satellite data dissemination and the technical and social challenges
Title: Societal challenges and geoinformatics
Author(s): Jungbluth, GeorgeFulton, RichardMoodie, LindaSeymour, PaulWilliams, MikeWolf, LotharZhang Jiashen
Author(s): Sinha, A. Krishnaeditor
Author(s): Arctur, Davideditor
Author(s): Jackson, Ianeditor
Author(s): Gunderson, Lindaeditor
Affiliation: NOAA, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geological Sciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Pages: 77-85
Published: 201109
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2482-9
References: 9
Accession Number: 2013-001787
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
Secondary Affiliation: Open Geospatial Consortium, USA, United StatesBritish Geological Survey, GBR, United KingdomU. S. Geological Survey, USA, United StatesEuropean Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, DEU, GermanyChina Meteorological Adminstration, CHN, China
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201302
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