The EuroGEOSS vision
Earth observation is performed on a local, national, European and global level.
But, activities in Europe should be more connected to provide a coherent European picture.
EuroGEOSS will help by combining existing earth observation assets and initiatives.
EuroGEOSS aims to
- improve user uptake of Earth observation assets
- improve harvesting of environmental information from Earth observation initiatives
- respond to specific demand for Earth observation data from governments, the research and science community, industry and citizens
- better integrate existing European Earth observation assets to address sustainable development goals, Group on Earth Observations Societal Benefit Areas, and other GEO priorities
- integrate and scaling up of existing services
- make use of the Copernicus programme which develops information services based on data from space satellites and other sources
To make this vision a reality, EuroGEOSS will focus on making use of existing European capacities and streamline existing programmes and funding schemes.
A large part of this work will be to take benefits from the Copernicus programmeincluding its data and products, to create strong links between different Earth observation resources in Europe.
- provide an inventory of innovation activities in Europe
- scale-up selected EuroGEOSS pilot applications
- support national Earth observation efforts in Europe
- support international efforts to coordinate Earth observation activities
- link EuroGEOSS applications and other global Erath observation activities
- use the data and support available from the Group on Earth Observations in Europe
EuroGEOSS strategy is based around the 3Cs – coordination, combination and cooperation
- coordination of user driven activities to ensure a coherent European contribution to GEOSS
- combination or integration of activities to reach critical-mass of use
- cooperation beyond individual programmes and user communities in Europe