The GEO Work Programme 2023-2025

GEO welcomes participation from anyone with an interest in applying Earth observations to real-world problems, either by joining an existing GEO activity or by proposing a new activity in the GEO Work Programme (GWP). To develop innovative solutions to our most pressing problems, we need a diversity of perspectives. The GEO Work Programme (GWP) provides a framework for countries, international organizations, the private sector, researchers, and others to work together to harness the power of Earth observations to address environmental and societal challenges. GWP activities have developed several Earth observation-based tools that are having significant impacts in many parts of the world. Some examples of these impacts include preventing famine, providing hazard warnings such as floods and wildfires, and supporting action on biodiversity, climate, and sustainable urbanization. GEO fulfils its mission by promoting open access and sharing of data, information, and knowledge to ensure that the benefits of Earth observations are available to all.

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GEO Work Programme 2023-2025 summary document Consultation

GEO Work Programme 2023-2025 summary document

This document is the first version of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Work Programme Summary Document for the period 2023 to 2025.

An important part of this development process involves broad consultation with all members of the GEO community, including the organizations and individuals who contribute their time and resources to the activities that comprise the GEO Work Programme, GEO Members and Participating Organizations, and many other stakeholders. The present document is the product of this consultation process, which has been guided and overseen by the GEO Programme Board.

This Summary Document is a compilation of overviews from the proposed Implementation Plans received by the GEO Secretariat as of 31 May 2022. The full Implementation Plans will be accessible via the hyperlinks in the respective sections of this Document. As some of these plans are still being revised by activity teams, they may be updated in the coming weeks.

Comments and contributions to improve the Work Programme activities are welcome and you are invited to provide them to the points of contact of those activities directly. This contact information is provided in this document at the end of each summary.

For general comments on the GEO Work Programme Summary Document or for any clarifications, including regarding the Work Programme development process, please contact the GEO Secretariat at

The deadline for receiving comments is 31 August 2022.