Toward Environmental Accountability: Transforming Satellite Data Into Action

Environmental Accountability
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Over the past two decades, the proliferation of remote sensing satellites coupled with improved resolution has yielded vast amounts of new data for environmental monitoring and enforcement. Yet, the most significant advances go beyond space-based assets. They include modern information architecture, which offers new and predictive insights for environmental monitoring. Key use case scenarios suggest that environmental data that is open and shared across disciplinary and geographical silos builds greater transparency, trust, and accountability. This paper addresses how an environmental data-to-action strategy supports multidisciplinary users to encourage cooperation across stakeholders and suggests a data-to-action framework.