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© GEO Secretariat GEO Overview GEO Secretariat September 2007
© GEO Secretariat U.S. Department of State, Washington DC July 31, 2003 GEO, the Group on Earth Observations An Intergovernmental Organization with 71 Member Countries, the European Commission and 46 Participating Organizations
© GEO Secretariat GEO today The Group on Earth Observations, was established in 2005, is an Intergovernmental Organization and today has 72 Members (71 Countries and the European Commission) & 46 Participating Organizations, including: UN Organizations and Programs, such as FAO, IOC, ISDR, UNEP, UNESCO, UNFCCC, UNITAR/UNOSAT, UNOOSA,WMO other leading international Organizations in different domains, such as FDSN, IAG, ICSU, OGC
© GEO Secretariat History of GEO The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) stressed the importance of Earth observation systems for protecting people and the planet and identified priority actions for strengthening capacity and collaboration in this field. The Earth Observation Summits in Washington in 2003, Tokyo in 2004 and Brussels in 2005 to adopt and carry out the 10-Year Implementation Plan for building GEOSS and to establish the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) to implement this plan; The G8 Summits in Evian in 2003, Gleneagles in 2005 and Heiligendamm in 2007 committed to strengthen international cooperation on comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable observation and information systems and affirmed the role of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
© GEO Secretariat GEO Membership evolution *** Data needs to be validated…. GEO Membership
© GEO Secretariat 10-Year Plan Endorsed by Ministerial Summit Plenary (co-chaired by RSA, EC, USA and PRC) Executive Committee (12 Members) Executive Secretariat (Geneva) GEO Governance
© GEO Secretariat Create the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS) Improve and Coordinate Observation Systems Provide Easier & More Open Data Access Foster Use (Science, Applications, Capacity Bldg) Focus on Societal Benefits … to answer Society’s need for informed decision making GEO Goal … to address the Global issues of our time
© GEO Secretariat Improve and Coordinate Observation Systems Provide Easier & More Open Data Access Foster Use (Science, Applications, Capacity Building) … to answer Society’s need for informed decision making GEO main objectives
© GEO Secretariat GEOSS: A Global, Coordinated, Comprehensive and Sustained System of Observing Systems GEOSS will be built from the expansion and interlinking of existing observation and information systems and the investments of Members and Participating Organizations in new systems
© GEO Secretariat Why GEOSS ? Any Single Problem Requires Many Data Sets A Single Data Set Will Serve Many Communities A great number of Observing Systems of different nature and with different purposes There is a Need to coordinate observations and to Share all Earth Observation Data in Standard Interoperable Formats.
© GEO Secretariat 1. Reduction and Prevention of Disasters 2. Human Health and Epidemiology 3. Energy Management 4. Climate Variability & Change 5. Water Management 6. Weather Forecasting 7. Ecosystems 8. Agriculture 9. Biodiversity GEOSS will Address Nine Societal Benefit Areas
© GEO Secretariat The Earth is a complex system of systems
© GEO Secretariat The Earth is a complex system of systems… Minerals Energy Hazards Groundwater Trace elements Surface, atmosphere, sub-surface and their interaction Soils
© GEO Secretariat In Situ IKONOS QuickBird SPIN-2 SPOT 4, 5 EROS A1 Envisat Aura/Aqua/Terra Grace QuikScat Sage SeaWinds TRMM Toms-EP UARS Landsat 7 SORCE ACRIMSAT CBERS SeaWiFS ERBS Jason Orbview 2, 3 RadarsatALOS DMC Space Users Observation Systems are Unique
© GEO Secretariat Data and Products at Minimum Time delay and Minimum Cost Free of Charge or Cost of Reproduction for Research and Education GEO Data Sharing Principles Full and Open Exchange of Data … Recognizing Relevant International Instruments and National Policies and Legislation
© GEO Secretariat Relies on the Goodwill of Members and Participating Organizations Efficient for Contribution of Components Not a Funding Mechanism GEOSS Implementation is a Non- binding, Voluntary Process
© GEO Secretariat The Cape Town Ministerial Summit 2007 Earth Observation for Sustainable Growth and Development The GEO Ministerial Summit will be held on 30th November 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Summit will be the opportunity to: Highlight early progress and key achievements of GEO/GEOSS; Bring emerging priorities to the attention of the Ministers; Engage the commitment of Ministers to endorse The Declaration of Cape Town.
GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan 5.4 Data Sharing The societal benefits of Earth observations cannot be achieved without.
© GEO Secretariat The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
International Cooperation Subgroup (ICSG) International Cooperation Mechanism International Cooperation Subgroup Co-Chairs Patricio Bernal (IOC) Harlan.
GEO-5 in Ottawa 1 29 November 2004 Draft GEOSS 10-Year Implementation Plan and Status Report on Reference Document Ivan B. DeLoatch, Toshio Koike, Robert.
GEOSS Data Sharing Principles Alan Edwards European Commission Report to Capacity Building Committee May 22, 2008.
The GEO Work Plan * 2010 Update (GEO-VI) * New Online Management System Alexia Massacand (Work Plan Coordinator) Rik Baeyens (IT Manager)
World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water WMO OMM WMO Climate & Water Department Side Event I: The Role.
© GEO Secretariat Opportunities for GEO & GCOS Rob Koopman GEO Secretariat 6 th GCOS Cooperation Mechanism Board WMO – 27/09/2010.
© GEO Secretariat GEO To Understand Trends, Forecast Changes and Support Informed Decisions GEO Data Sharing Principles- Challenges and Opportunities José.
GEO Ecosystems SBA Coordination: A. Provenzale, CNR-ISAC GEO Secretariat Yubao Qiu ISRSE35 (Beijing International Convention Center) 23 April, 2013.
Potential role of WMO in Space Weather Jerome LAFEUILLE WMO Space Programme Office World Meteorological Organization Geneva.
© GEO Secretariat Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) for Economic Development Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam, The Netherlands 16 May.
© GEO Secretariat The Group on Earth Observations – Status and Post 2015 Osamu Ochiai GEO Secretariat 41 st CGMS Tsukuba, Japan 8-12 July 2013.
Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Ice User Requirements M. Manore Canadian Ice Service.
Integrated Earth Observations - Building the Bridges - IGOL Theme Team Meeting Sept 2004 Jeff Tschirley Chief, SDRN.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) 2015 Work Plan Symposium Barbara J. Ryan Director, GEO Secretariat Geneva, Switzerland 5 May 2015.
© GEO Secretariat Building a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Trusted Data Services to Support Climate Change Research Barbara J. Ryan.
WMO OMM WMO World Meteorological Organization Working together in weather, climate and water Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Dr Wenjian ZHANG.
GEOSS VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. US Navy (Ret.) Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere NOAA Administrator August 23, 2005 Global Earth.
Report of the IOC Task Force on the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) Ivan DeLoatch, U.S. Geological Survey Alan Edwards, European Commission Co-chairs.
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