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Participating Organizations

GEO’s Member governments welcome the engagement of Participating Organizations. The participation of intergovernmental, international and regional organizations with a mandate in Earth observation or related activities is subject to the approval of the GEO Plenary.

Membership and Participation in GEO is also contingent upon formal endorsement of the 2016-2025 Strategic Plan.

GEO may invite other relevant entities to support its work as Observers.

For more information about becoming a Participating Organization, please contact the GEO Secretariat at secretariat@geosec.org.
There are currently 106 Participating Organizations in GEO: - click on a logo to visit their website.

Participating Organizations

GEO’s Member governments welcome the engagement of Participating Organizations. The participation of intergovernmental, international and regional organizations with a mandate in Earth observation or related activities is subject to the approval of the GEO Plenary.

Membership and Participation in GEO is also contingent upon formal endorsement of the 2016-2025 Strategic Plan.

GEO may invite other relevant entities to support its work as Observers.

For more information about becoming a Participating Organization, please contact the GEO Secretariat at secretariat@geosec.org.
There are currently 106 Participating Organizations in GEO:

  • AARSE: African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • ACMAD: African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development
  • ADIE: Association for the Development of Environmental Information
  • AGI: Association of Geospatial Industries
  • APN: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
  • ARCSSTEE: African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education
  • ASREN: Arab States Research and Education Network
  • Belmont Forum: Belmont Forum
  • Bioversity International: Bioversity International
  • BSC PS: Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, BSC PS, Permanent Secretariat
  • CATHALAC: Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity
  • CC: Creative Commons Organization
  • CEOS: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
  • CGMS: Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites
  • CIIFEN: International Research Centre on El Niño
  • CMO: Caribbean Meteorological Organization
  • CODATA: Committee on Data for Science and Technology
  • COSPAR: Committee on Space Research
  • CRTEAN: Regional Center for Remote Sensing North Africa States
  • EARSC: European Association of Remote Sensing Companies
  • EARSel: European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories
  • ECMWF: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • EEA: European Environmental Agency
  • EIS-AFRICA: Environmental Information Systems - AFRICA
  • EPOS: European Plate Observing System
  • ESA: European Space Agency
  • ESIP: Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
  • ESSL: European Severe Storms Laboratory
  • EU SatCen: European Union Satellite Centre
  • EUMETNET: Network of European Meteorological Services/Composite Observing System
  • EUMETSAT: European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
  • EUREC: European Renewable Energy Centres Agency
  • Eurisy: Eurisy
  • EuroGeoSurveys: The Association of the Geological Surveys of the European Union
  • FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • FDSN: Federation of Digital Broad-Band Seismograph Networks
  • Future Earth: Future Earth
  • GBIF: Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • GCOS: Global Climate Observing System
  • GEANT: Pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks
  • GEM: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
  • GFP: Global Flood Partnership
  • GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment
  • GLOS: Great Lakes Observing System
  • GOOS: Global Ocean Observing System
  • GRSS: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • GSDI: Global Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • GTOS: Global Terrestrial Observing System
  • HOT: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
  • i-BEC: Inter-Balkan Environment Centre
  • IAF: International Astronautical Federation
  • IAG: International Association of Geodesy
  • ICA: International Cartographic Association
  • ICIMOD: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
  • ICOS: Integrated Carbon Observation System
  • ICSU: International Council for Science
  • IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
  • IIASA: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • IISL: International Institute for Space Law
  • ILTER: International Long-term Ecological Research network
  • INCOSE: International Council on Systems Engineering
  • IO3C: International Ozone Commission
  • IOC: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  • ISCGM: International Steering Committee for Global Mapping
  • ISDE: International Society for Digital Earth
  • ISPRS: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • ITC: International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
  • IUGG: International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
  • IUGS: International Union of Geological Sciences
  • IWMI: International Water Management Institute
  • JBGIS: Joint board of Geospatial Information Societies
  • LMI: LMI
  • MKF: Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences
  • MRI: The Mountain Research Initiative
  • MTS: The Marine Technology Society
  • OGC: Open Geospatial Consortium
  • OSS: OSS
  • POGO: Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
  • RCMRD: Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
  • RDA: Research Data Alliance
  • RECTAS: Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys
  • SAON: Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks
  • SICA/CCAD: Central American Commission for the Environment and Development
  • SOPAC: South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission
  • SWF: Secure World Foundation
  • The World Bank: The World Bank
  • UCAR: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • UNCCD: Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • UNECA: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
  • UNESCAP: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
  • UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • UNISDR: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
  • UNITAR: United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • UNOOSA: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
  • UNU-EHS: United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security
  • WCRP: World Climate Research Programme
  • WDS: World Data System
  • WFPHA: World Federation of Public Health Associations
  • WHO: World Health Organization
  • WMO: World Meteorological Organization
  • WOC: World Ocean Council