Earth Observations in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
At the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Summit on September 25th, 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality, and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Because Earth observations provide critical data for official statistics that help address many of the SDGs, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is committed to organizing and realizing the potential of those data to advance the 2030 Agenda for the benefit of society through its Earth Observation for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative As the “space arm” of GEO, we (CEOS) focus our coordination efforts around satellite Earth observations, which also contribute to the SDGs in specific ways. To highlight the potential role of Earth observations for supporting the global Indicator framework for the SDGs, CEOS & GEO put together the “Earth Observations in Support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” report. A successful sustainable development agenda will require effective partnerships for implementation. This report describes how GEO, CEOS Agencies will work with governments, academia, scientists, and the private sector to develop such partnerships for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
CEOS Newsletter #48
The semi-annual CEOS Newsletter provides updates and summaries of all the great work CEOS is doing throughout the year.
2016-2018 CEOS Work Plan
On March 26th, 2016, we released our new 3-year work plan, covering the period 2016-2018. The 2016-2018 CEOS Work Plan describes what we, through the efforts of our 33 space agency Members and 28 Associates, will deliver over the next three years to enhance the availability and use of satellite Earth observations.
The CEOS Data Applications Report Summary Brochure - Digital Version
This report, compiled by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, 2015 CEOS Chair) paints a picture of the incredible breadth of applications supported by Earth observation satellite data in the service of society, science, and industry. The applications and best practices presented here by multiple CEOS Agencies represent a wide range of sectors including disaster risk reduction, public health, natural resource exploration, infrastructure planning and management, and environment and climate. CEOS Agencies continue to advance satellite applications in each sector, contributing solutions to the many challenges facing humankind. We hope that this report is useful for decision-makers and the public, and also that it may provide some new insights into the world of satellite applications to those unfamiliar with space technology.
The CEOS Statement to SBSTA-43
This Statement is a progress report from the CEOS/CGMS (Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites) Working Group on Climate (WGClimate) on an integrated response to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) needs for global satellite observations (to be delivered during the 43rd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice, SBSTA-43).
Video: The CEOS Data Cube Approach
There are many barriers to accessing an applying satellite data, such as the cost and complexity of transmission, handling and storage, and the need to calibrate and process large volumes of imagery from multiple satellites. This video discusses a next generation architecture for satellite Earth observation data - The Data Cube Approach - that will eliminate some of these barriers and unlock the benefits of satellite information for all types of users with easy, low-cost access, to calibrated and corrected data.
The Kyoto Statement
At the annual Plenary session, CEOS publishes a statement declaring its intentions and priorities for the coming year.
Satellite Earth Observations in Support of Climate Information Challenges – Special COP21 Edition
The CEOS Earth Observation Handbook presents the main capabilities of satellite Earth observations, their applications, and a systematic overview of present and planned CEOS Agency Earth observation satellite missions and their instruments. The Special 2015 COP21 Edition of the EO Handbook is available online and as a free multimedia eBook that offers a number of advantages including additional audio-visual content such as movies and interactive graphics, improved navigation and linking, and a convenient format accessible on your mobile device (available via Apple store, Google Play, and Amazon).
Applications of Satellite Earth Observations: Serving Society, Science, and Industry
Compiled by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the 2015 CEOS Chair, this report paints a picture of the incredible breadth of applications supported by Earth observation (EO) satellite data in the service of society, science, and industry. Report contributors include CEOS Agencies from a wide range of sectors including disaster risk reduction, public health, natural resource exploration, infrastructure planning and management, and environment and climate. CEOS Agencies continue to advance satellite applications in each sector, contributing solutions to the many challenges facing humankind. We hope that this report is useful for decision-makers and the public, and also that it may provide some new insights into the world of satellite applications to those unfamiliar with space technology.
CEOS Strategy for Water Observations from Space
The CEOS Response to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Water Strategy Recommendations