2015 will mark a turning point for economic development, poverty eradication and the protection of the planet. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a new global climate change agreement will likely be enacted by the end of the year, ushering in a new era of sustainable development.

With the post-2015 development agenda firmly positioning sustainability at the fore of global priorities this year and beyond, Eye on Earth 2015 will seek to foster a culture of collaboration through a network committed to achieving scalable impact for a sustainable future. The Summit will cast a spotlight on the role governments, technology, the scientific community and citizen participation play in enhancing access to quality data about the state of the world’s resources.


The three-day Summit will feature more than 100 speakers across 30 sessions to explore the crucial role of data and information in creating a healthier planet. The Summit will examine:

  • Data Demand: Including data acquisition and management, how data can be communicated and visualized for optimal use, and current data requirements, challenges and solutions.
  • Data Supply: Including the availability of and access to environmental, social and economic data, innovations in knowledge sharing and open-access data, and the importance of crowd sourcing and citizen science for information gathering; and
  • Enabling Conditions: Including the necessary legal, financial and technological infrastructures and capabilities required to facilitate better availability of, access to and sharing of data.

The full Summit agenda and list of speakers can be found at www.eoesummit.org.

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