Group on Earth Observations

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a global partnership that promotes the use of Earth observations (EOs) as evidence for environmental decisions, policies, and finance.

Acronym: GEO

Address: 7 bis, avenue de la Paix, Case postale 2300, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland


Despite rapid advances in EO technology, governments and investors often do not have access to the right environmental data, at the right time, and in the right format. This is particularly the case in low- and middle-income countries. Those most affected by climate change and disasters are often the least equipped to respond.
GEO closes these gaps in environmental intelligence. We promote open, coordinated, and sustained sharing of data, information, and knowledge about the Earth in support of better research, policy-making, decisions, and action.

GEO convenes strategic partnerships to identify and develop the EO tools, services, and coordination mechanisms needed to address global needs and knowledge gaps.

Priority areas in the GEO Work Programme include the sustainable development goals (SDGs), climate action, disaster risk reduction, and resilient cities and human settlements.

To facilitate access to EO applications, we are developing the GEO Knowledge Hub, a digital library.