GSDI at CEOS WGISS-42 Meeting at Esrin, Friscati, Italy

Dr. Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp of the GSDI Association represents GSDI at the WGISS-42 meeting at Esrin, in Frascati, Italy, 19-22 September. The full presentation can be downloaded here (PDF).

CEOS is the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites and WGISS is the Working Group on Information System and Services to which GSDI has participated for several years. Many consider CEOS to be the 'satellite arm' of GEO - the Group on Earth Observations - that is working globally to build GEOSS - the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. GSDI Association is an official Participating Organization in GEO.

Over the past three decades, CEOS has significantly contributed to the advancement of space-based Earth observation community efforts. CEOS Agencies communicate, collaborate, and exchange information on Earth observation activities, spurring useful partnerships such as the Integrated Global Observing Strategy (IGOS). CEOS played an influential role in the establishment and ongoing development of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). CEOS, through the major investments made by CEOS Agencies in developing the space segment of GEOSS, continues to provide space-based Earth observations in support of GEOSS implementation.