GEO
Group on Earth Observations

Avenue de la Paix 7BIS, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Established: 2005
https://www.earthobservations.org/
Organisation type: Intergovernmental organisation (not UN or EU)
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D\'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic Of, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic Of, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam
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Organisation’s vision:

To realize a future where decisions and actions, for the benefit of humankind, are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observation information and services.

Organisation’s mission:

GEO’s mission is to connect the demand for sound and timely environmental information with the supply of data and information about the Earth.

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

Advocacy for broad, open data policies helps ensure that the data collected through national, regional and global observing systems is both made available and applied to decision-making for global priorities including The Sustainable Development Goals, The Paris Agreement on climate change, The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Aichi Targets of The Convention on Biodiversity.

Keywords

Activities

  • Advocating for Earth (ocean) observations
  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • Provision of (ocean) information services
GEO
endorses
GEOAquaWatch GEOAquaWatch
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Mercator Ocean International Mercator Ocean International
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Environmental Systems Research Institute Environmental Systems Research Institute
GEO
endorses
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System
GEO
grants observer/participant/member status to
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Committee on Earth Observation Satellites