Establish the Earth Observation Training, Education, and Capacity Development Network (EOTEC DevNet), formerly known as the Space Capacity Development Advisory Board (SCDAB)
The Earth Observation Training, Education, and Capacity Development Network held its first set of regional exchanges on June 14. During the exchanges, over 90 participants contributed to the start-up of four regional Communities of Practice and helped develop a new tracking tool on flood-related capacity building opportunities. The floods tracker, an example of the types of resources EOTEC DevNet plans to produce, captures existing EO flood tools, related capacity building and training opportunities, and outstanding gaps and needs. The June meetings also resulted in the identification of the group’s next focus area, drought, which will be discussed at the next round of regional exchanges, scheduled for September 21, 2021. Additionally, the leadership team is working to finalize an operational concept document and organizing the sustained communities of practice through biweekly meetings leading up to the first EOTEC DevNet Leadership meeting, which will take place on September 10, 2021.