Building capacity, as well as sustaining and enhancing existing capacity, is essential for developing the competencies of GEO Members and Participating Organizations in the effective use of Earth observations for responding to societal challenges and addressing sustainable development issues.
The capacity building activities in GEO aims to assist developed and developing countries and regions in increasing their technical and human capacity to acquire, share, store, maintain and fully utilize Earth observation data and information in the decision-making process; demonstrate solutions, disseminate best practices showcasing the value of Earth observations and promote the engagement of institutional users worldwide.
Strengthen cooperation at regional and national level by identifying country-specific opportunities to develop Earth observation plans, Spatial Data Infrastructures, as necessary, and establishing national GEO structures
Coordination of capacity building in GEO is undertaken by the Capacity Building Coordination Task Team.
The Capacity Building Resources can be accessed through the GEOCAB Portal:
Data Catalogs and Portals
Training Courses and Tutorials
Open Source Software
Freek Van Der Meer
GEO Sec Rep
Joost Teuben, Capacity Building Coordinator
email@example.com, Office: +31 53 4897593 Mobile: +31 6 11050890