Governance Principles of AOGEOSS
All GEO Members and Participating Organization in the Asia-Oceania Region are encouraged to participate in the structure. Non-Member countries are also welcome to participate.
All involvement of AOGEOSS activities are conducted on a voluntary basis. All members and partners could take advantage of its strength to achieve the initiative objectives with joint efforts in line with the implementation plan of the Initiative.
Balance between developed and developing countries, as well as provider communities and user communities, will be considered in the composition of the Governance Structure.
The Initiative should leverage the existing coordination mechanisms to the largest extent possible to achieve Pareto optimality, i.e., no one individual country is made worse off in the proposed structure.
Governance Structure of AOGEOSS
The decision-making body consisting of GEO Principals in the Asia-Oceania Region. It provides high-level political support and necessary resources to implement the AOGEOSS Initiative.
The executive management body, co-chaired by the AOGEOSS co-leads, consisting of experts on technology and management related to the AOGEOSS tasks.
GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium
The regional forum to exchange broad scientific and technical views on Earth observations and their applications as well as to report progress of tasks in the AOGEOSS Initiative.
(Boxes with blue background represent existing AP activities; other boxes represent newly proposed ones)
More details in the Rules of Procedures of the Asia-Oceania GEOSS Initiative (draft)