Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)

Comité sur les satellites d'observation de la terre

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Founded by E-XE2036 - Asian-Pacific Regional Research and Training Centre for Integrated Fish Farming (IFFC), at the request of the Panel of Experts on Satellite Remote Sensing of the Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations Working Group on Growth, Technology and Employment, combining previously existing groups for Coordination on Ocean Remote-Sensing Satellites (CORSS) and Coordination on Land Observing Satellites (CLOS). Subsequently absorbed U-XU1778 - International Forum on Earth Observation Using Space Stations Elements (IFEOS) and U-XE1576 - International Polar Orbiting Meteorological Satellites Group (IPOMS).


Collaborate internationally among space systems and EO missions; optimize benefits of space-borne Earth observations through cooperation of its Members in mission planning and in development of compatible data products, formats, services, applications, and policies; serve as a focal point for international coordination of space-related Earth observation activities; exchange policy and technical information to encourage complementarity and compatibility of observation and data exchange systems.


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Plenary Session (annual); Strategic Implementation Team. Standing Secretariat maintained by: ESA; EUMETSAT; NASA; NOAA; MEXT/JAXA. Working Groups (3); ad-hoc working groups.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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