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.
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.
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