Earth Science encompasses many areas and explores the interrelationships between human activity and the earth (Geosphere). ‘Geoscience for All’ is a volunteer initiative of professional Earth Scientists to promote Earth Literacy – translating information on Earth science into a language & learning that can be understood by the common man. The activities include awareness and outreach programs like exhibitions, film shows, & talks.
By combining Openness and Open source principles, we aim to become a very active community of educators, researchers & students who advocate, support, promote and collaborate in projects related to the enhancement of literacy and education in Earth sciences in local communities and society at large. This is done through training, workshops, teacher training workshops, consulting, and outreach programs.
GIS FOR SOCIETAL NEEDS
Geographic information systems and GIS technology have wide reaching applications in providing solutions to societal needs like land use, spatial demographics, natural resource assessments.
At CERG, we use a participatory approach and work towards the integration and use of Open Source principles and Open Source Geospatial solutions to help improve the quality of life and build local communities that are pro-active.