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GEO brings together 105 Member governments, 127 international organizations and thousands of passionate individuals and businesses to use open data about our planet to drive sustained and inclusive economic growth.

In November 2019, Ministers from GEO’s 105 Member governments, business leaders, heads of international non-profits and passionate experts will meet in Canberra, Australia for GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit.

Canberra means ‘meeting place’ in Ngunnawal, the local indigenous language. Recognizing the history of the land and its traditional custodians, GEO Week will bring together diverse people and cultures to support and sustain our planet and communities.

Building on the 2015 Mexico City Declaration, the week’s events will focus on accelerating delivery of GEO’s Strategic Plan and ensuring data about our planet becomes a core input to our strategic economic decision making and our day-to-day business decisions.

An investment that delivers big returns

All economic and business decisions must now consider how the planet is changing, and Earth observation data can improve our economies from top to bottom. GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit will highlight how investments in Earth observation make this possible, delivering major returns on investment to our economies and communities.

Global impact on global agendas

Participants will explore how the integration of Earth observation data into our digital economies is key to driving progress on the big three global policy frameworks: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Join us

GEO brings together 105 Member governments, 127 international organizations and thousands of passionate individuals and businesses to use open data about our planet to drive sustained and inclusive economic growth.

In November 2019, Ministers from GEO’s 105 Member governments, business leaders, heads of international non-profits and passionate experts will meet in Canberra, Australia for GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit.

Canberra means ‘meeting place’ in Ngunnawal, the local indigenous language. Recognizing the history of the land and its traditional custodians, GEO Week will bring together diverse people and cultures to support and sustain our planet and communities.

Building on the 2015 Mexico City Declaration, the week’s events will focus on accelerating delivery of GEO’s Strategic Plan and ensuring data about our planet becomes a core input to our strategic economic decision making and our day-to-day business decisions.

An investment that delivers big returns

All economic and business decisions must now consider how the planet is changing, and Earth observation data can improve our economies from top to bottom. GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit will highlight how investments in Earth observation make this possible, delivering major returns on investment to our economies and communities.

Global impact on global agendas

Participants will explore how the integration of Earth observation data into our digital economies is key to driving progress on the big three global policy frameworks: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Host Minister:

Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Important Dates

Side Event submission deadline: 15 June 2019
Exhibit application deadline: 15 June 2019
Registration deadline: TBD

Key documents

GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025: Implementing GEOSS

Mexico City Declaration

Recap of 2015 Ministerial Summit

Ministerial Summit & Roundtable

Canberra means ‘meeting place’ in Ngunnawal, the local indigenous language. Recognizing the history of the land and its traditional custodians, GEO Week will bring together diverse people and cultures to support and sustain our planet and communities.

 

GEO-XVI Plenary

The Plenary, GEO’s key decision making body, consists of delegations from GEO’s Member governments and Participating Organizations that meet annually to broaden the impact of Earth observations and deliver on sustainable development, climate change and disaster resilience targets.

 

Exhibition

The GEO Week Exhibition will host a wide range of Earth observation innovators from Australia and around the world, and offer a diverse programme of lightning talks and demonstrations for visitors.

 

Industry Track

The Summit will include a dedicated Industry Track, through which the world’s leading tech, space and spatial companies will come together with businesses that need Earth observation-enabled digital products. The track will enable businesses to promote their capabilities, to network and create new partnerships, and to make deals and announcements.

 

 

Side Events

Participate in a wide range of Side Events organized by the GEO community, highlighting ongoing activities of the GEO Work Programme that are actively contributing to global environmental and development goals.

 

Meetings

Participants of GEO Week 2019 are invited to book meeting rooms for sessions, meetings and events with targeted or invitation-only audiences.

 

Gala

Heads of delegations and invited guests will gather for an evening gala with an Australian twist, set in a unique venue overlooking Canberra’s iconic landscape.

 

Networking Opportunities

Canberra means ‘meeting place’ in the local indigenous language. GEO Week will provide opportunities for participants to connect with Australia’s political, business, research and diplomatic communities, and will provide a range of spaces and opportunities to facilitate discussion and engagement.

 

Host Minister:

Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Important Dates

Side Event submission deadline: 15 June 2019
Exhibit application deadline: 15 June 2019
Registration deadline: TBD

Key documents

GEO Strategic Plan 2016-2025: Implementing GEOSS

Mexico City Declaration

Recap of 2015 Ministerial Summit

 

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General contact
GEO Secretariat
secretariat@geosec.org

Press contact
Maddie West
Communications Manager
GEO Secretariat
mwest@geosec.org


Australia contact
GEOMinisterial@ga.gov.au