The EuroGEO vision
Earth observation is performed on a local, national, European and global level.
Enhanced coordination of activities in Europe fosters a coherent European Earth observation landscape.
To this end, EuroGEO helps combining existing earth observation assets and initiatives.
EuroGEO aims to
- improve user uptake of environmental and 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 upscale existing services (see also pilot applications)
- 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, EuroGEO focuses on making use of existing European capacities and streamline existing programmes and funding schemes.
A large part of this work benefits from the Copernicus programme, including its data and products, to create strong links between different Earth observation resources in Europe.
- provides an inventory of innovation activities in Europe
- upscales selected EuroGEO pilot applications
- supports national environmental and Earth observation efforts in Europe
- supports international efforts to coordinate environmental and Earth observation activities
- links EuroGEO applications and other global Earth observation activities
- uses the data and support available from the Group on Earth Observations in Europe
EuroGEO'S 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