EuroGEO brings together environmental and Earth observation resources in Europe. This page explains what it does, who it is for and how it fits into the global Earth observation system.

What is EuroGO?

EuroGEO is Europe’s part of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) - a worldwide network working to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

On 3 July 2019 during the annual EuroGEOSS workshop, EuroGEOSS (as launched on 23 October 2017) was renamed EuroGEO following a decision by the GEO XV Plenary (2018). The other regional initiatives have also made this change.

EuroGEO enables Europe to position itself as global force in Earth observation thanks to the vast knowledge gained through running the Copernicus programme and others.

GEOSS is a worldwide system which aims to use earth observation data to improve the lives of citizens and help governments make good, evidence-based decisions.

GEOSS is operated by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments, over 100 participating organisations and the European Commission.

GEO is helping build GEOSS, the global Earth observation system of systems. It envisions a future where decisions and measures for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.

To implement this vision, GEO has divided the world into five regional areas. Europe is one of them and EuroGEO is the framework to combine the contributions of European GEO members.

You can read more at the Group on Earth Observations website

Source: EuroGEO - About

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