Barbara J. Ryan Re-appointed as GEO Secretariat Director

Jul 10, 2014 -- (Geneva, Switzerland) - Barbara J. Ryan has been re-appointed, without competition, to a second, three year term as the Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).  Ryan’s re-appointment was made by unanimous consent of the GEO Executive Committee.

Based in Geneva, GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that envisions “a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information.” GEO membership includes 90 nations and the European Commission, and 77 Participating Organizations comprised of international bodies with a mandate in Earth observations.  GEO’s initial ten year mandate was extended for another decade by its Ministerial body in January of this year.

GEO’s primary focus is to create a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to address environmental and societal challenges facing decision leaders and individual citizens across nine essential areas: agriculture, biodiversity, climate, disasters, ecosystems, energy, health, water and weather.

Prior to joining GEO in 2012, Ryan served as Director of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Space Programme, and – in 2007 -- as Chair of the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), which coordinates information from more than 100 civilian satellites.  Prior to that, she served as the Associate Director for Geography of the United States Geological Survey with responsibility for the Landsat program, and the agency’s other remote sensing, geography and civilian mapping functions.

Ryan earned a B.A. in Geology from the State University of New York Cortland, Masters degrees in Geography from the University of Denver and in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science from SUNY Cortland.

GEO Secretariat:
7 bis, avenue de la Paix • Case postale 2300
• CH-1211 Geneva 2 • Switzerland
Tel: + 41 (0) 22 730 85 05 
Fax: +41 (0)22 730 85 20 
Email Contact

Robert Samors     
+41 (0) 79 257 8244


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
SENIOR GIS GAS SPECIALIST for James W. Sewall Company at , Any State in the USA
GIS - Systems Analyst for City of Olathe at Olathe, Kansas
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
Senior Structural Engineer for Wiss,Janney, Estner Assoicates, Inc at houston, Texas
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
Upcoming Events
FME World Tour 2018 at Munich Germany - Apr 17, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Berlin Germany - Apr 18, 2018
GEOINT 2018 Symposium at 333 S Franklin St Tampa FL - Apr 22 - 25, 2018
FME World Tour 2018 at Frankfurt Germany - Apr 24, 2018
Teledyne Optech
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
GEOINT2018 - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise