Satellite Earth observations are critical to understand all components of the Earth System (atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial, ice, solid earth) across temporal and spatial scales. Satellite Earth observations have unique value, and play a foundational role in enabling all other Earth observations to be understood in context, at global and regional scales, over long time periods.
This cross-cutting task aims to ensure the long-term availability of the sustained, coordinated, comprehensive satellite Earth observation data that is a critical component of GEOSS and a key enabler of current and future GEO Community Activities, Initiatives and Flagships.
This task recognizes the long lead-times for satellite development and launch, and the operating lifetimes of satellites. Satellites can typically provide data that supports different applications and domains, making the ability to assess requirements and coordinate missions and data systems across domains key to the long-term success of GEOSS. The task activities are addressing the following:
This activity is complementary to activities focused on formalizing user requirements and providing space data in support of specific activities.
The task activities are implemented by a task Team.
Activities for the period
Rolling activities, response to newly identified/consolidated user needs.
GEO Trust Fund (Secretariat Staff)
In kind contributions from CEOS and from member agencies and associates.
The task is led by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) coordinating delivery through member Space Agencies, Associates and Partners.
Stephen Briggs, CEOS/Strategic Implementation Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secretariat provides general support to the Task Team
Osamu Ochiai, (GEO Secretariat) - email@example.com
Leadership & Contributors (this list is being populated)
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