On Thursday, July 31, 2003, senior administration
officials and representatives from more than 30 nations meet
in Washington to establish plans for an integrated
international Earth observation system.

Key speakers at the Summit include: NASA Administrator Sean
O’Keefe; Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham; Secretary of
Commerce Don Evans; Secretary of State Colin Powell; Science
Advisor to the President, John Marburger; NOAA Administrator
Vice Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher; Secretary of the Interior
Gale Norton; and White House Council on Environmental Quality
Chairman James Connaughton.

Media may cover the Summit by presenting: a U.S.
government-issued identification card (Department of State,
White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign
Press Center); a photo ID issued by employing media
organization; or a letter on official letterhead from parent
organization verifying employment as a journalist with an
official photo ID (valid driver’s license or passport).

Media should use the Department of State 23rd Street entrance.
Media registration is 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. EDT. The Summit news
conference is at 10:05 a.m. Administrator O’Keefe speaks at
2:30 p.m. EDT.

Continuous televised coverage of the open sessions will be
available via satellite from Telstar 5, C-Band, Transponder
12, Horizontal Polarity, downlink frequency 3940 MHz, audio:
6.2/6.8. For information about the Summit on the Internet,