IMPACT ON

WATER AND OCEANS

GEO Blue Planet is working around the globe to ensure sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society. Currently working with UN Environment, GEO Blue Planet is building a global platform for marine litter monitoring. 

GEO Wetlands is mapping and monitoring wetlands globally to support sustainable management of these fragile ecosystems – from local ponds to global governance.

The GEO Global Water Sustainability Initiative (GEOGLOWS) provides coordination among the diverse freshwater activities within the GEO water community. The most significant element has been the application of Earth observations to create a system that forecasts flow on every river of the world while also providing a 35-year simulated historical flow.

The Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) is a GEO Community Activity jointly developed by the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). An important aspect of GloFAS is its ability to provide warnings of flood events that occur across country borders along very large rivers.