Agencies

In a best-effort organization like CEOS, people, energy, and ideas matter. CEOS depends on its active Members and Associates (collectively known as “CEOS Agencies”) to ensure that key activities have sufficient human resources and seamless leadership at all levels. CEOS Agencies:

  • Provide leadership for the Plenary, SIT, Working Groups, and Virtual Constellations
  • Power and sustain CEOS activities
  • Generate new and innovative ideas and initiatives

Agencies also benefit from CEOS participation as they take part in collaborative missions/data systems and global initiatives to benefit society. CEOS Agencies work together to accomplish specific goals relevant to their own agency and mission priorities.

CEOS Members and Associate are listed below.

31 Members

Organization Headquarters Location Join Date Principal (P)
Contact (C)
Secretariat (S)
Agenzia Spaziale Italiana Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Italy1986
  • P - Roberto Battiston
  • C - Laura Candela
  • C - Simona Zoffoli
  • C - Sveva Iacovoni
Canadian Space AgencyCanadian Space Agency (CSA)Canada1984
  • P - Éric Laliberté
  • C - Marie-Josee Bourassa
Center for the Development of Industrial TechnologyCenter for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)Spain2007
  • P - Jorge Lomba
  • C - Mónica López
  • C - Roberto Trigo
Centre National d'Etudes SpatialesCentre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France1984
  • P - Pascale Ultré-Guérard
  • C - Steven Hosford
China Center for Resources Satellite Data and ApplicationChina Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA)China2007
  • P - Xu Wen
  • C - Xiaohua Yi
  • C - Kevin Wang
Chinese Academy of Space TechnologyChinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China1993
  • P - Mr. Zhang Hongtai
  • C - Ms. Li Shaohui
Comision Nacional de Actividades EspacialesComision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE)Argentina1999
  • P - Conrado Varotto
  • C - Ana Medico
  • C - Laura Frulla
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia1989
  • P - Alex Held
  • C - Arnold Dekker
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und RaumfahrtDeutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR)Germany1986
  • P - Klaus Schmidt
European CommissionEuropean Commission (EC)Belgium1994
  • P - Philippe Brunet
  • C - Andreas Veispak
  • C - Astrid-Christina Koch
European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological SatellitesEuropean Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)Germany1989
  • P - Alain Ratier
  • C - Paul Counet
European Space AgencyEuropean Space Agency (ESA)Europe1984
  • P - ​Josef Aschbacher
  • C - Stephen Briggs
  • C - Ivan Petiteville
  • C - Simonetta Cheli
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development AgencyGeo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)Thailand2001
  • P - Anond Snidvongs
  • C - Rakwatin Preesan
Indian Space Research OrganisationIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)India1984
  • P - Tapan Misra
  • P - Raghava Murthy
  • C - Rajeev Jaiswal
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas EspaciaisInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)Brazil1984
  • P - Leonel Perondi
  • P - Leila Fonseca
  • C - Hilcéa Ferreira
Korea Aerospace Research InstituteKorea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)R. Korea2001
  • P - Jeong Joo Rhiu
  • C - Hyo-Suk Lim
  • C - Jin-Hee Kim
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology/Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (MEXT/JAXA)Japan1984
  • P - Yoshinori Yoshimura
  • C - Chu Ishida
  • C - Shizu Yabe
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)USA1984
  • P - Mike Freilich
  • C - Christine Bognar
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)USA1984
  • P - Stephen Volz
  • C - Kerry Sawyer
National Remote Sensing Center of ChinaNational Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC)China1993
  • P - Liao Xiaohan
  • C - Yue Huanyin
National Satellite Meteorological Center/China Meteorological AdministrationNational Satellite Meteorological Center/China Meteorological Administration (NSMC/CMA)China2010
  • P - Yang Jun
  • C - Zhang Jiasheng
National Space Agency of UkraineNational Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU)Ukraine1993
  • C - Oleg Fedorov
  • C - Natalya Kussul
National Space Research & Development Agency of NigeriaNational Space Research & Development Agency of Nigeria (NASRDA)Nigeria2004
  • P - Seidu Mohammed
  • C - Kayode Odimayomi
Netherlands Space OfficeNetherlands Space Office (NSO)Netherlands2011
  • P - Ger Nieuwpoort
  • C - Joost Carpay
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental MonitoringRussian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET)Russia1992
  • P - Valeriy Dyaduchenko
  • C - Alexander Uspensky
Russian Federal Space AgencyRussian Federal Space Agency (ROSKOSMOS)Russia1992
  • P - Anatoly Shilov
  • C - Valery Zaichko
  • C - Yuri Nosenko
  • C - Alexander Konyakhin
  • C - Tamara Ganina
Scientific and Technological Research Council of TurkeyScientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)Turkey2006
  • P - Emin Bank
South African National Space AgencySouth African National Space Agency (SANSA)South Africa2010
  • P - Jane Olwoch
  • C - Asanda Sangoni
United Kingdom Space AgencyUnited Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)United Kingdom1986
  • P - Katherine Courtney
  • C - Beth Greenaway
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)USA2000
  • P - Frank Kelly
  • C - Thomas Cecere
  • C - Steve Labahn
Vietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)Vietnam2013
  • P - Ninh Khac Ban
  • C - Pham Anh Tuan

28 Associate Members

Organization Headquarters Location Join Date Principal (P)
Contact (C)
Secretariat (S)
Australian Bureau of MeteorologyAustralian Bureau of MeteorologyAustralia2015
  • P - Anthony Rea
  • C - Agnes Lane
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeBelgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)Belgium1992
  • P - Steven Bogaerts
Canada Centre for Mapping & Earth Observation (CCMEO)Canada1990
Crown Research Institute (CRI)New Zealand1990
Earth Systems Science Organisation (ESSO)India2012
  • P - M Ravichandran
  • C - VS Prasad
  • C - Rajeevan Madhavan Nair
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Italy1994
Gabonese Agency for Space Studies and ObservationsGabonese Agency for Space Studies and Observations (AGEOS)Gabon2015
  • P - Tanguy Gahouma Bekale
  • C - Aboubakar Mambimba Ndjoungui
  • C - Bruno Stephane Dzime
Geoscience AustraliaGeoscience Australia (GA)Australia2013
  • P - Adam Lewis
  • C - Jonathon Ross
Global Climate Observing SystemGlobal Climate Observing System (GCOS)Switzerland1992
  • P - Carolin Richter
  • C - Adrian Simmons
Global Geodetic Observing SystemGlobal Geodetic Observing System (GGOS)International2011
  • P - Hansjorg Kutterer
  • C - Allison Craddock
Global Ocean Observing SystemGlobal Ocean Observing System (GOOS)France1992
  • P - Albert Fischer
Global Terrestrial Observing SystemGlobal Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)Italy1997
  • P - Jeff Tschirley
Intergovernmental Oceanographic CommissionIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)France1991
  • P - Albert Fischer
International Council for ScienceInternational Council for Science (ICSU)France1991
  • P - Lucilla Spini
  • C - Katsia Paulavets
International Geosphere-Biosphere ProgrammeInternational Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)Sweden1991
  • P - James Svitski
  • C - Sybil Seitzinger
International Ocean Colour Coordinating GroupInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)Canada2000
  • P - David Antoine
  • C - Steward Bernard
  • C - Venetia Stuart
International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote SensingInternational Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)United Kingdom1998
  • P - Christian Heipke
  • C - Chen Jun
Malaysian National Space AgencyMalaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA)Malaysia2015
  • P - Noordin Ahmad
  • C - Wayne Ng Su Wai
Mexican Space AgencyMexican Space Agency (AEM)Mexico2015
  • P - Javier Mendieta
  • C - Julio Castillo
Norwegian Space CentreNorwegian Space Centre (NSC)Norway1990
  • P - Bo Andersen
  • C - Einar-Arne Herland
South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research/Satellite Applications CenterSouth African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research/Satellite Applications Center (CSIR/SAC)South Africa1998
  • P - Dirk Bezuidenhout
  • C - Meena Lysko
Swedish National Space BoardSwedish National Space Board (SNSB)Sweden1991
  • P - Per Tegnér
  • C - Göran Boberg
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Thailand1997
  • P - Keran Wang
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)France2002
  • P - Patrick McKeever
  • C - Yann Gavillot
United Nations Environment ProgrammeUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)Kenya1992
  • P - Peter Gilruth
  • C - Norberto Fernandez
United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsUnited Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)Austria1994
  • P - Simonetta Di Pippo
  • C - Luc St-Pierre
  • C - Lorant Czaran
World Climate Research ProgrammeWorld Climate Research Programme (WCRP)Switzerland1991
  • P - Michel Rixen
World Meteorological OrganizationWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO)Switzerland1991
  • P - Wenjian Zhang
  • C - Jerome Lafeuille