The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) has sponsored two print runs of the D_City manifesto: the world’s first comprehensive ‘snapshot’ report on efforts to create a networked environmental monitoring system. Click on the image to access this publication as an e-book.
2014 Geneva Ministerial Summit flyer
The "2014 Geneva Ministerial Summit flyer" provides an exerpt of recent GEO achievements that use analytical tools, to access timely data, and forecasts emerging threats that enable wise choices in a challenging world. The GEO achievements decsribed, address several societal challenges, as well as build technical capacity, develop information infrastructure and standards, and provide better access to data. The flyer can be downloaded by clicking on the image on the left.
“Crafting geoinformation: the art and science of Earth observation” takes the reader behind the scenes to watch how environmental data is gathered, processed, integrated and transformed into information for decision making. This full-color, image-driven publication was launched at the Beijing Ministerial in November 2010 and can be downloaded by clicking on the image on the right.
GEO Report on Progress
The GEO "Report on Progress" provides an overview of the advances made by GEO from 2005 through 2010 in launching and developing the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS. It includes brief descriptions of the contributions made to GEOSS by hundreds of government agencies and national and international agencies and organizations. The report can be downloaded by clicking on the image on the left.
“Observing the Earth and monitoring its host of complex
systems is a role no one organization masters. GEO is
providing the structure and opportunity for governments
and organizations to actively seek better solutions for our
GEOSS as an emerging public infrastructure could prove
as essential to economic and social progress in the 21st
century as new transport and communications systems
were in the 20th.” José Achache,
GEO Secretariat Director. Read the GEO brochure
GEO Information Kit
The GEO Information Kit is a collection of information sheets published in February 2008. The first two introductory sheets describe
the Group on Earth Observations, and the “system of systems”, or GEOSS, that it is constructing. The next nine sheets explain the “Societal Benefit Areas”, or SBAs, which provide a convenient
reference-frame for understanding GEO and GEOSS. None of these areas, of course,
exists in isolation: much of the value of GEOSS lies in its ability to integrate information across
disciplines. This collection therefore concludes with several sheets on issues that cut across, and are
relevant to, all of the Societal Benefit Areas.
Read the GEO Information Kit.
The Full Picture
Launched in November 2007, the Full Picture is a full-colour publication detailing
selected Early Achievements and
other Earth observation projects
and services. You can download "The
Full Picture" by clicking on
the image on the left.
The First 100 Steps to GEOSS
The Early Achievements that governments
and organizations had contributed
to GEOSS as of 2007 have each been summarized
in a two-page brief and collected
in a document entitled “The First 100 Steps to GEOSS”.