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Planetary Skin Institute - Global Nervous System

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Planetary Skin Institute Sense, Predict, Act Three simple steps to address complex global challenges. The major challenges arising from climate change impact every aspect of our lives on our planet. Our societies, economies and the environment are already bearing the impacts. And there is more and more dramatic to come. We'll see those impacts materialising at every level, from local to global, on land, at sea, and in developing and developed countries. As they try to address mulitple and intertwined problems, such as water scarcity, food security, rain forest cover and bio-diversity loss, the ever-growing demand for energy and its conservation, people around the world make billions of decisions, large and small, every day. But whether they are in the public or private sector, or simply making choices about their local community, all these people share a common problem, they are flying blind because they only have partial information. It comes down to a simple observation: We can't manage what we can't measure. Compounding this challenge is the vast amount of data that is continuously gathered but held in isolated silos. The planetary skin R.&.D. programme offers a new unifying approach to addressing these major challenges. Planetery skin creates a distributed nervous system integrating information from networked sensors on the gound, at sea, in the air and in space, from machines and of course from people. It pulls all that information into an open and shared decision space, giving people the information they need, how and when they need it. Researchers will be able to immerse themselves in the decision space. Here, they can carry out all their day-to-day carbon monitoring tasks. This will enable the risk scoring needed to unlock large scale public and private finance. Planetary Skin's open collaborative platform, dynamically distributes decisions throughout communities, and this, in turn, streamlines the flow of decisions between stakeholders. Achieving trust and fully informed decision making, requires pulling a wide range of assets and capabilities. National and international collaboration across sectors and disciplines is the key to success. The planetary Skin Institute answers that critical requirement. People research, develop and prototype a close to real-time Global Monitoring of enviromental conditions and changes, to develop the required decision-support capabilities, to manage Global Resources and Risks and enable the development of environmental markets. P.S.I. will provide a research and development platform, for open collaboration between the public, private, academic and NGO sectors and will be governed as a global public good. P.S.I. is structured as a not for profit entity, with the mantra of open innovation to engage and partner with the world's leading R.&.D. institutions to co-develop required capabilities. The P.S.I. Global Network will be made up of seven peer regional Networks inter-connected in a seemless collaborative network, underpinned by shared values and principles. Planetary Skins offers us all the ability to swarm collaboratively in order to address the many common challenges we face together, to ensure a better future for generations to come.

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Duration: 3 minutes and 43 seconds
Country: Greece
Language: English
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Views: 195
Posted by: kwstasm on Nov 28, 2010

Planetary Skin Institute will research, develop and prototype an approach to provide near-to-real-time global monitoring of environmental conditions and changes. This will deliver the required decision support capabilities to manage global resources and risks.

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