Rio+20: Earth Networks and Scripps Institution of Oceanography Present “Taking the Pulse of the Planet: Observing Networks to Support Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”

Germantown, MD – June 18, 2012 Earth NetworksSM, the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks, announces that its President and CEO Bob Marshall and Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Dr. Tony Haymet will make a presentation entitled Taking the Pulse of the Planet: Observing Networks to Support Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation on June 19 in conjunction with Rio+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Earth Networks, in close collaboration with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is deploying a global 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. To address climate change and mitigation challenges faced by countries around the world, Earth Networks is deploying advanced early warning systems utilizing its global automated weather networks.

During the presentation, Marshall and Haymet will provide information on the following topics:  

  • Advances in weather technologies enabling early warning systems, including a cost-effective proxy radar solution for improved severe weather prediction, precipitation monitoring and forecasting,
  • An update on the progress being made by Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Earth Networks in the global deployment of the Earth Networks GHG network and new data findings, and
  • How the use of detailed emissions data will provide policy makers and researchers with data to understand the variability of GHGs in space and time.

WHAT: Taking the Pulse of the Planet: Observing Networks to Support Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation presentation at Rio+20.

WHERE: Room UN 3, Barra Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TIME: 1:15-2:45 pm on Tuesday, June 19.

FOR MEDIA: Media may schedule one-on-one interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact Rachel Hunt 301-250-4046,

About Earth NetworksSM
As a provider of comprehensive atmospheric data for nearly 20 years, Earth Networks is Taking the Pulse of the Planet with the world’s largest weather observation, lightning detection, and greenhouse gas monitoring networks and is establishing a network for collecting data within the planetary boundary layer. The company’s popular WeatherBug website, desktop application and mobile apps for major smartphone platforms provide real-time neighborhood-level weather and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Enterprise solutions from Earth Networks enable organizations and markets, 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. Founded in 1993, Earth Networks ( is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with additional locations in Mountain View, Calif.; New York, NY; Milan, Italy and a local presence in 50 countries worldwide.

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