Member Governments

Member Governments

GEO supports more than 100 UN Member States to advance access to open Earth observations. GEO offers all countries the opportunity to benefit from collective knowledge, expertise and skills to develop national Earth observations programmes.

Number of Members: 2024

Africa:
31
Europe:
35
Americas:
21
Asia/Oceania:
23
CIS:
6
Total:
116

List of members

Algeria

Africa

Member since February 2005

Argentina

Americas

Member since February 2005

Armenia

Commonwealth of Independent States

Member since September 2014

Australia

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Austria

Europe

Member since March 2009

Bahamas

Americas

Member since October 2008

Bahrain

Asia/Oceania

Member since March 2006

Bangladesh

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2007

Belgium

Europe

Member since February 2005

Belize

Americas

Member since February 2005

Brazil

Americas

Member since February 2005

Bulgaria

Europe

Member since June 2014

Cambodia

Asia/Oceania

Member since January 2017

Cameroon

Africa

Member since February 2005

Canada

Americas

Member since February 2005

Chile

Americas

Member since February 2005

China

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Colombia

Americas

Member since August 2011

Croatia

Europe

Member since February 2005

Cyprus

Europe

Member since February 2005

Denmark

Europe

Member since February 2005

Ecuador

Americas

Member since December 2014

Egypt

Africa

Member since February 2005

Estonia

Europe

Member since May 2008

Ethiopia

Africa

Member since October 2010

Finland

Europe

Member since February 2005

France

Europe

Member since February 2005

Gabon

Africa

Member since June 2010

Georgia

Europe

Member since February 2013

Germany

Europe

Member since February 2005

Ghana

Africa

Member since October 2010

Greece

Europe

Member since February 2005

Guatemala

Americas

Member since September 2019

Guinea

Africa

Member since June 2009

Honduras

Americas

Member since February 2005

Hungary

Europe

Member since April 2006

Iceland

Europe

Member since February 2005

India

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Indonesia

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Iran

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Ireland

Europe

Member since February 2005

Israel

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Italy

Europe

Member since February 2005

Japan

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Kazakhstan

Commonwealth of Independent States

Member since February 2005

Kenya

Africa

Member since October 2015

Latvia

Europe

Member since March 2006

Malaysia

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Mali

Africa

Member since February 2005

Malta

Europe

Member since May 2009

Mexico

Americas

Member since February 2005

Moldova

Commonwealth of Independent States

Member since October 2006

Mongolia

Asia/Oceania

Member since May 2016

Morocco

Africa

Member since February 2005

Namibia

Africa

Member since October 2020

Nepal

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Niger

Africa

Member since February 2005

Nigeria

Africa

Member since February 2005

Norway

Europe

Member since February 2005

Pakistan

Asia/Oceania

Member since November 2007

Panama

Americas

Member since July 2007

Paraguay

Americas

Member since April 2006

Peru

Americas

Member since November 2008

Poland

Europe

Member since November 2014

Portugal

Europe

Member since February 2005

Romania

Europe

Member since March 2007

Rwanda

Africa

Member since March 2020

Senegal

Africa

Member since May 2014

Serbia

Europe

Member since October 2010

Slovakia

Europe

Member since February 2005

Slovenia

Europe

Member since November 2005

Spain

Europe

Member since February 2005

Sudan

Africa

Member since February 2005

Sweden

Europe

Member since February 2005

Tajikistan

Commonwealth of Independent States

Member since March 2011

Thailand

Asia/Oceania

Member since February 2005

Tonga

Asia/Oceania

Member since October 2019

Tunisia

Africa

Member since February 2005

Turkey

Europe

Member since May 2008

Uganda

Africa

Member since July 2006

Ukraine

Europe

Member since February 2005

Uruguay

Americas

Member since November 2015

Uzbekistan

Commonwealth of Independent States

Member since February 2005

Vietnam

Asia/Oceania

Member since December 2014

Benefits and opportunities

GEO’s Member governments have access to the following benefits and opportunities.

  • Ensure that the interests of their countries and regions are represented in GEO, this means aligning Earth observation investments and activities with national priorities.

  • Influence the technical and policy decisions and contribute to the GEO Work Programme.

  • Shape the overall direction of GEO through participation in the GEO plenary and the participation in the Executive Committee and Programme Board.

  • Benefit from the global community of Earth observation experts to help their nations learn from and share knowledge in the area of the engagement priorities.

Become a Member

Membership in GEO is open to all member States of the United Nations and to the European Commission. All members fit within an existing regional caucus. The regional caucuses nominate members for the Executive Committee on an annual basis.

GEO does not require compulsory annual fees. Members are encouraged to contribute financially in addition to providing secondments and leveraging existing programmatic resources to support GEO.

For more information about membership, please contact the GEO Secretariat

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