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Office of the Secretary
October 16, 2007
Kristin Scuderi, (202) 456-6124
Shane Wolfe, (202) 208-6416

Media Roundtable With Dr. Marburger, Secretary Kempthorne And Vice Admiral Lautenbacher

Washington, D.C. – The Office of Science & Technology Policy, the Department of Interior, NOAA and NASA will host a media roundtable to discuss the important U.S. role in the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS), the global impact of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and U.S. participation in the upcoming International GEO Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, South Africa on November 30, 2007. Secretary Kempthorne will lead the U.S. delegation.

WHO: Dr. John H. Marburger III, Director, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, Department of the Interior
Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher (USN – Ret.), NOAA

Co-Chairs of the U.S. Group on Earth Observations (USGEO):
Dr. Gene Whitney, Assistant Director for Environment, OSTP
Dr. Teresa Fryberger, Director of the Applied Sciences Program, NASA
Ms. Helen Wood GEOSS Integration Manager & Senior Advisor, NOAA
WHAT: Media Roundtable to Discuss the Group on Earth Observations (GEO)
and the International Ministerial Summit in Cape Town, South Africa
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Executive Office Building, Room 5104, 725 17th Street, N.W. Washington D.C.

For additional information on USGEO visit: http://usgeo.gov/.

*** If you plan to attend the media roundtable, please RSVP to Kristin Scuderi by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16th, with full legal name, date of birth and social security number to gain entrance into the building. ***

For further information contact:

Kristin Scuderi
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Office: 202-456-6124
Cell: 202-294-0186
E-Mail: kscuderi@ostp.eop.gov

Kent Laborde
NOAA Public Affairs
Office: 202-482-5757
Cell: 240-481-6310
Email: kent.laborde@noaa.gov

Tabatha Thompson
NASA Public Affairs
Office: 202-358-3895
Cell: 202-420-0978
Email: tabatha.thompson-1@nasa.gov

Karen Wood
USGS Public Affairs
Office: 703-648-4447
Cell: 703-989-7330
Email: kwood@usgs.gov

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