CEOS
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites

ESA Centre for Earth Observation, Largo Galileo Galilei, Frascati, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Established: 1984
http://ceos.org
Organisation type: Informal network
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Gabon, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Republic Of, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
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Organisation’s vision:

Organisation’s mission:

CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

(1) To optimize the benefits of space-based Earth observation through cooperation of CEOS Agencies in mission planning and in the development of compatible data products, formats, services, applications and policies 
(2) To aid both CEOS Agencies and the international user community by, among other things, serving as the focal point for international coordination of space-based Earth observation activities, including the Group on Earth Observations and entities related to global change 
(3) To exchange policy and technical information to encourage complementarity and compatibility among space-based Earth observation systems currently in service or development, and the data received from them, as well as address issues of common interest across the spectrum of Earth observation satellite missions

Keywords

Activities

  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • Technical coordination of ocean observing
CEOS
collaborates with
GEOAquaWatch GEOAquaWatch
CEOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
International Science Council International Science Council
CEOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
CEOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System
CEOS
grants observer/participant/member status to
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
CEOS
has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations