Ground-based Earth observations
Seaborne Earth observations
Space-borne Earth observations
Observation data from personal mobile devices
Data from drones
Data extracted from social media
Data output from models or simulators
Data from objects linked to the internet (e.g. sensor and actuators)
Other significant emerging EO data streams (please specify)
International cooperation on Earth observations to tackle global challenges
Achieving international, national &/or local policy goals using Earth observations shared by the GEO community
Developing Earth observation products & services exploiting the full & open Earth observation data shared via the GEOSS information system
Better coordination of public-sector initiatives concerning Earth observation in Europe, to make Europe's contribution to GEO more coherent
GEOSS as a tool for marketing & advertising EO assets & services internationally & expanding networks, to open up global markets
Achieving a robust monitoring capacity & sound knowledge base on the Earth system, to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals
Other (please specify)
Many of the environmental issues facing Europe are global in nature, calling for EO-based EU action in cooperation with other regions.
GEO helps promote research & innovation. It is a unique forum for coordinating the whole observation community.
GEO is a way of leveraging existing EO-related infrastructure, programmes, projects & activities; it boosts its major contributors' international standing.
The EU's Copernicus programme for Earth observation can be promoted worldwide as a key EU contribution to GEOSS.
The EU could benefit from the current data revolution & the Internet of Things, which have huge potential for innovative uses of EO data & products.
The full and open data access to remote sensing & in-situ observations advocated by GEO offers opportunities for innovation & growth.
Future commitment of resources to GEO in a context of high pressure on public budgets
GEOSS's added value & impact not demonstrated enough
General GEOSS usability & data quality documentation
Perception that GEO might be in competition with existing & new EO-related initiatives
Lack of an overall framework for engaging the private sector in supporting &/or exploiting the GEOSS information system
GEO synergies with some UN programmes & initiatives not sufficiently well developed
Benchmarking & promoting successful GEO-related coordination mechanisms, currently implemented at national & regional levels
Stronger European Research Area in the field of Earth Observation, with more international EO research & innovation activities targeting GEOSS & the EU Copernicus programme
Stronger operational synergies between GEOSS & the EU's Copernicus programme
Demonstrating / promoting new businesses opportunities based on mobile GEO-based applications for local needs by non-expert users
Setting up public-private partnerships (PPPs) for Earth observation to facilitate GEO engagement & GEOSS take-up by the European EO service industry
Action to address the full value chain from EO research to innovation & market deployment, including more intensive use of public procurement for innovative solutions & pre-commercial public procurement
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