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Call for Nomination for the Coordination Board of AOGEOSS

On 23 March 2017, a joint letter signed by GEO Principals/Alternates of AOGEOSS co-leading countries (Australia, China and Japan) was sent calling for Nomination for the Coordination Board of AOGEOSS. Nomination deadline is 26 May 2017.

 

Tokyo Statement 2017 at the 2017 GEOSS Asia-Pasific Symposium

AOGEOSS: Governance Structure
AOGEOSS: Governance Structure

 

New Zealand Government thanks ChinaGEOSS, CODATA and IRDR for their help following 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake

 

About

The Asia-Oceania GEOSS (AOGEOSS) is a GEO Initiative approved and launched at the GEO-XIII Plenary in St. Petersburg in November 2016.

The Asia-Oceania region has two-thirds of the world's population, numerous and fast environmental changes as well as frequent disasters. AOGEOSS, co-led by Australia, China and Japan, intends to establish an effective cooperation framework at regional level and promote the Earth observation capacity of Asia-Oceania countries to confront the challenges which pose a risk to the attainment of sustainable development.

Objectives
  • Engage and coordinate as appropriate stakeholders, partners and sponsors working together on Earth observation activities in the Asia-Oceania region;
  • Utilize infrastructure, resources and capacity to develop integrated and sustained observations;
  • Investigate user needs and address gaps on implementation of GEOSS and develop technological approaches;
  • Provide a platform for Asia-Oceania countries to advance data sharing and services;
  • Cultivate regional collaboration network by providing technical support and knowledge sharing;
  • Support decision-making and regional sustainable development with earth observation information.
Key Activities and Governance
AOGEOSS: key activities
AOGEOSS: key activities

Figure: key activities & governance: boxes with blue background represent existing AP activities; other boxes represent newly proposed ones.

Membership

Member Countries

Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea, Laos

 

Participating Organizations

  • APSCO: Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization
  • CEOS: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • GRSS: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • ICIMOD: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • ICSU: International Council for Science
  • ISDE: International Society for Digital Earth
  • ISPRS: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • POGO: Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNESCAP: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • WMO: World Meteorological Organization

 

Governance

Governance Principles of AOGEOSS

Inclusiveness

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.

Voluntary Contributions

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

Balance between developed and developing countries, as well as provider communities and user communities, will be considered in the composition of the Governance Structure.

Best Efforts

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

Asia-Oceania Caucus

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.

Coordination Board

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.

 

AOGEOSS: Governance Structure
AOGEOSS: Governance Structure

Figure: key activities & governance: boxes with blue background represent existing AP activities; other boxes represent newly proposed ones.

Events

Upcoming events


 

Past events

2017



 
 






Contact

AOGEOSS Co-leads

Role

Name

Member/PO

Implementing Entity

Email

Lead (PoC)

Xingfa Gu

China

RADI-CAS

guxingfa@radi.ac.cn

Lead

David Hudson

Australia

GA

david.hudson@ga.gov.au

Lead

Toshio Koike

Japan

University of Tokyo

koike@icharm.org

GEO Secretariat Focal Point

  • Wenbo Chu, wchu@geosec.org

 

 

 

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