GROUP ON EARTH OBSERVATIONS

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is making a global impact. GEO promotes open, coordinated and sustained data sharing for better research, improved policy making, data informed decisions and action.

From 2016-2019, GEO has convened partners to address some of the world’s greatest challenges. The GEO community focuses its efforts around three global priority engagement areas: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in addition to supporting other environmental international policy directives and agreements.

GEO brings together hundreds of National Government agencies from 108 Member countries, 132 Participating Organizations, 6 GEO Associates and encompasses over 7000 data providers to ensure EO data, information and knowledge is shared and applied for the benefit of society and our planet.

About the image:  The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on NASA's Landsat 8 satellite acquired this large natural-color image showing a view of the Caspian Sea around the Tyuleniy Archipelago on April 16, 2016. North Caspian Sea. Image Credit: NASA image by Norman Kuring, NASA’s Ocean Color web. Caption: Kathryn Hansen

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