Registration is now open for the second annual HOT Summit 2016 to be held in Brussels, Thursday, September 22nd at the BTC Conference Center. This year's theme is OpenStreetMap, the Global HOT Community, and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In July, HOT was voted in as a participating organization of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Forums like GEO that emphasize sharing of free and open Earth observation data are critical to evolve the methods and standards to make data and information more accessible. GEO is building the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to connect the world's environmental and socio-economic data sources. Membership in the global data-sharing body brings opportunities for HOT to contribute to use of Earth observation data and information for better decision-making.