Speakers: Yana Gevorgyan

Secretariat Director at GEO

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Yana Gevorgyan joined GEO as Secretariat Director in July 2021. Ms. Gevorgyan is an international relations expert whose career spans humanitarian relief and development, international think tanks, and government organizations. Formerly, GEO Program Manager at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), Ms. Gevorgyan managed the participation of the United States government in GEO and provided thought leadership to shape forward-looking strategies and policies that enable multisectoral partnerships, broad stakeholder engagement and the deserved recognition of GEO’s most valuable asset – its community.

On the agenda

  1. Accelerating Application of EO Data

    Sep. 29, 10:00am Panel The South Hub

    Regional Data Cubes. Credit programs. Training and technical support. Various approaches have attempted to accelerate the application of EO data to social and environmental challenges, so that the benefits of satellite data are spread more evenly. What have we learned from 5+ years of pursuing each of these approaches?

  2. Biodiversity

    Sep. 29, 03:30pm Panel The South Hub

    Present and future potential of EO data for biodiversity conservation decision support. How can EO data together with in situ data can be transformed into conservation intelligence directly applicable to stakeholders from national to local levels? How can open data and international public-private partnerships support the transformational change needed to reverse the current trend of biodiversity loss? What are the main opportunities and challenges to make this change a reality?



  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  2. Caribou Space

  3. Esri

  4. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  5. Picterra

  6. Planet

  7. Replicable AI for Microplanning (RAMP)

  8. SparkGeo

  9. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


  1. Azavea

  2. Capella Space

  3. D4DInsights

  4. Element84

  5. European Space Agency (ESA)

  6. Locana

  7. PLACE

  8. Radiant Earth Foundation

  9. TileDB

  10. Umbra


  1. Cyient

  2. Development Seed

  3. DevGlobal

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