Earth Networks to Present on Global GHG Measurement at GEO-Carbon Conference in Rome
Germantown, MD – October 24, 2011 – Earth NetworksSM, operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and the owner of WeatherBug®, announces that Jeremy Usher, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, will present at the upcoming GEO-Carbon Conference: Carbon in a Changing World being held October 24-26 in Rome. The conference is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Coordination Action on Carbon Observation Systems (COCOS) of the European Commission.
Usher’s presentation, entitled “Establishing Global GHG Measurement Networks to Empower Climate Science and Enable Top-Down MRV,” will discuss the emerging global monitoring capability of Earth Networks and utilization of a top-down methodology for measurement, reporting and verification. He will also outline the company’s plans to help advance both scientific understanding and public awareness of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
Earth Networks announced in January the launch of the first privately funded greenhouse gas monitoring network in close collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The company is deploying a highly scalable and integrated greenhouse gas monitoring network that will observe and measure atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane trace gases on a regional-to-local scale as never before.
WHAT: “Establishing Global GHG Measurement Networks to Empower Climate Science and Enable Top-Down MRV” presentation by Jeremy Usher of Earth Networks.
WHERE: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 26 at 14:50 CEST (2:50 p.m.)
HOW: The media may schedule one-on-one interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt (301) 250-4046, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Gilmore at (301) 250-4239, email@example.com.
“Earth Networks is extremely pleased to present our global greenhouse gas monitoring initiative to attendees at the GEO-Carbon Conference,” says Jeremy Usher, Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Earth Networks. “By collaborating with major government and scientific research organizations, including the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) in Europe, we are building a foundation for the successful deployment of GHG monitoring stations that will integrate with existing networks and help contribute to the measurement, reporting and verification of atmospheric greenhouse gas data for years to come.”
About Earth NetworksSM
As the provider of advanced weather data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks (formerly AWS) operates the world’s largest weather observation and lightning detection networks and is building what will become the largest greenhouse gas monitoring network. Observations from Earth Networks inform and alert consumers, enterprises and governments around the world, providing them with advanced environmental intelligence for decision making and safety. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps provide millions of consumers with real-time, local weather information and dangerous severe weather alerts. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations, including energy and utilities, agriculture, schools, sports and recreation, emergency operations and government entities, to safeguard lives, prepare for weather and climate events and improve business operations. Earth Networks (www.earthnetworks.com) is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with offices in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.
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