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EARTH
OBSERVATIONS
FOR IMPACT

GEO gives you the power to make better decisions for people and planet

GEO is a unique global network connecting government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists and experts to create innovative solutions to global challenges at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. The unprecedented global collaboration of experts helps identify gaps and reduce duplication in the areas of sustainable development and sound environmental management.

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To protect our planet, we need the measuring and the monitoring capabilities that only Earth observations can provide. The United Nations (UN) recognize the significant contributions of GEO in advancing Earth observations to unlock transformative solutions to address the complex global challenges. As GEO pursue a vision to make Earth intelligence accessible to everyone, the UN family welcomes its commitment to closely collaborate with GEO. Through concerted efforts and shared resources, we can achieve meaningful progress towards a safer and more sustainable future for all”.

Amina J. Mohammed - Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group

Highlights Report

As global challenges intensify, GEO’s mission to safeguard our planet through Earth intelligence becomes ever more critical. Our Post-2025 Strategy, shaped by a year-long consultative process, hones in on the need for transformative solutions and intergenerational collaboration. Importantly, the direction charted by this strategy is not a distant goal; it’s already taking shape through the ongoing efforts of the GEO Work Programme.

The GEO Highlights 2023 report not only showcases these advancements but also underscores how they set the foundation for our future endeavours.

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OUR UNIQUE OFFER

GEO is governed by nations

As an intergovernmental body, GEO is steered by the collective will of governments. This fosters a high level of trust and ensures that our Earth Intelligence solutions are not just innovative but also reliable and actionable.

GEO is a collaboration of expertise

Our global network spans multiple disciplines and sectors, making us a hub for transdisciplinary knowledge and solutions. Unlike other coordination frameworks, GEO’s cross-sectoral approach amplifies our value, enabling us to address complex challenges with nuanced, demand-driven solutions.

GEO operates across scales

Our reach extends from the global to the local, offering insights that are both broad and deep. This scalability allows us to be agile, responsive, and innovative, adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of our planet.

GEO is a living ecosystem of inclusivity

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive organization that welcomes a diverse range of stakeholders—from governmental bodies to non-profit organizations, from scientific experts to decision-makers, as well as local communities and indigenous peoples.

Our Engagement Priorities

GEO serves as a transformative force, uniting governments, businesses, scientists, local communities, and other various stakeholders in the pursuit of integrated Earth Observation (EO) solutions for informed decision-making. With its unique blend of members & partners, GEO harnesses diverse perspectives to address various global challenges. Driven by the Post-2025 Strategy, “Earth Intelligence for all,” GEO is committed to co-producing actionable insights with and for its diverse user base. As we navigate complex environmental and climate challenges, GEO’s dedication to openness, collaboration, and inclusivity ensures that Earth Intelligence remains accessible and beneficial to all.

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Our Solutions by Theme

GEO leads global initiatives that explore our planet’s ecological health, climate challenges, disaster readiness, resource optimization, urban sustainability, and public health priorities. By integrating Earth observations with global frameworks like the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, GEO demonstrates its commitment to fostering a healthy, sustainable, and resilient world.

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Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biodiversity is under threat from numerous global challenges, such as rapid habitat changes to invasive species and pollution. Understanding and safeguarding this complex web requires comprehensive insights.

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Biodiversity and Ecosystems Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction Energy & Mineral Resources Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Development Goals Public Health Sustainable Urban Development Water Resources Management