ESRI president Jack Dangermond will be keynoting the INTERGEO conference, organised by the German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation, and Land Management, to be held in Cologne, Germany, October 5-7, 2010. Dangermond will discuss the use of geospatial data and technology to assist in the fight against climate change. The theme of the conference is Knowledge and Action for Planet Earth. His address will focus on a multitude of issues surrounding climate change science, from root cause to resultant impacts, looking at geography as an elemental factor. “Every aspect of climate change affects or is affected by geography, be it at a global, regional, or local level,” Dangermond says. “The European Environment Information and Observation Network, or Eionet, is a great example of how organisations can work together to help each other understand climate change and find solutions. Through Eionet, the European Environment Agency is using GIS [geographic information system] technology to share and access essential geographic environmental data provided by more than 32 member countries in approximately 460 organisations.”In Europe, sharing data, applications, and knowledge through the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) provides the resources countries need to collaborate, improving decision making and operations for a healthier planet. ESRI is offering ArcGIS for INSPIRE, a solution built on ArcGIS software, to help this community create an extensible infrastructure that is INSPIRE compliant.Visit ESRI’s booth 2H.132 in hall 11.2 to see ArcGIS for INSPIRE as well as other ArcGIS 10 innovations that take advantage of rich Internet applications, cloud computing, and mobile GIS. Founded in 1969, ESRI is the world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyse, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI’s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.