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

EuroGEOSS activities

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.

EuroGEOSS will

  • 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