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Earth Observations for the Benefit of Humankind

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental organization working to improve the availability, access and use of Earth observations for the benefit of society. GEO works to actively improve and coordinate global EO systems and promote broad, open data sharing.

Our Engagement Priorities

GEO’s global priorities include supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.


UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Earth observations play a major role in achieving the SDGs. GEO is instrumental in integrating Earth observation data into the methodology of measuring and achieving SDG indicators.


The Paris Climate Agreement

GEO makes available Earth observations in support of effective policy responses for climate change adaptation and mitigation, working with partners to enhance global observation systems in order to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards.


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Earth observations contribute to disaster preparedness and better mitigation and response. GEO supports disaster resilience by increasing coordination of Earth observations to forecast and prepare for disasters, to reduce damage and to better manage and recover from disasters.

Our Community

GEO’s 109 Member Countries and 136 Participating Organizations work together to develop and implement projects and initiatives that solve global problems.

Our Activities

Explore the GEO Work Programme to learn about the vast and varied Flagships, Initiatives and Community Activities being implemented by the GEO Community around the world.

Societal Benefit Areas

GEO works across 8 Societal Benefit Areas to translate Earth Observations into support for decision-making.

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