Issue 1 of the Eye on Earth View

Welcome to the first issue of "Eye on Earth View"!

Every two weeks, "Eye on Earth View" will bring you news from the Eye on Earth community, the Eye on Earth Summit, and our host, Abu Dhabi. We'll run topical stories about the issues where policymakers, the public and the environmental data and information communities meet. We'll celebrate successes and highlight challenges. We'll give practical information. And we'll help the wider world understand what the environmental data and information community is all about.

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The Eye on Earth Summit will be held Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in Abu Dhabi in December 2011. It will enable global leaders, innovators and decision-makers to focus on an issue critical to the wise decision-making upon which our planet’s future depends: how to ensure effective access to the world's expanding pool of environmental and societal data by all of those who need it.

Enjoy the read.

The Eye on Earth View Team