The Asia-Oceania GEOSS (AOGEOSS) is a GEO Initiative approved and launched at the GEO-XIII Plenary in St. Petersburg in November 2016.
The Asia-Oceania region has two-thirds of the world's population, numerous and fast environmental changes as well as frequent disasters. AOGEOSS, co-led by Australia, China and Japan, intends to establish an effective cooperation framework at regional level and promote the Earth observation capacity of Asia-Oceania countries to confront the challenges which pose a risk to the attainment of sustainable development.
- Engage and coordinate as appropriate stakeholders, partners and sponsors working together on Earth observation activities in the Asia-Oceania region;
- Utilize infrastructure, resources and capacity to develop integrated and sustained observations;
- Investigate user needs and address gaps on implementation of GEOSS and develop technological approaches;
- Provide a platform for Asia-Oceania countries to advance data sharing and services;
- Cultivate regional collaboration network by providing technical support and knowledge sharing;
- Support decision-making and regional sustainable development with earth observation information.
Key Activities and Governance
Figure: key activities & governance: boxes with blue background represent existing AP activities; other boxes represent newly proposed ones.