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Earth observations informing energy management: a CEOS and GEOSS perspective
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Paper Abstract

Earth observations have played an increasing role in informing decision making in the energy sector. In renewable energy applications, spaceborne observations now routinely augment sparse ground-based observations for solar energy resource assessment. As one of the nine Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) societal benefit areas, the enhancement of policy and management decision making in the energy sector is receiving considerable attention in activities conducted by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). We describe current projects being conducted by CEOS member agencies to partner with end-user energy decision makers to enhance their decision support systems using space-based observations. These prototype projects have frequently been pursued through the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Energy Community of Practice and, more recently, in collaboration with the CEOS Energy societal benefit area (SBA). Several case studies exhibiting the utility of Earth observations to enhance renewable energy resource assessment, forecast space-weather impacts on the power grid, and optimize energy efficiency in the built environment are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7151, GEOSS, CEOS, and the Future Global Remote Sensing Space System for Societal Benefits, 71510F (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804931
Show Author Affiliations
Richard S. Eckman, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Brian D. Killough Jr., NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Ernest Hilsenrath, NASA Headquarters (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7151:
GEOSS, CEOS, and the Future Global Remote Sensing Space System for Societal Benefits
Stephen A. Mango; Stephen P. Sandford; Ranganath R. Navalgund; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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