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.

34 Members

Organization Headquarters Location Join Date Principal (P)
Contact (C)
Secretariat (S)
Agenzia Spaziale ItalianaAgenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)Italy1986
  • P - Laura Candela
  • C - Simona Zoffoli
  • C - Nunzia Paradiso
Canadian Space AgencyCanadian Space Agency (CSA)Canada1984
  • P - Éric Laliberté
  • C - Marie-Josee Bourassa
  • C - Paul Briand
Center for the Development of Industrial TechnologyCenter for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)Spain2007
  • P - Jorge Lomba
  • C - Mónica López
  • C - Emilio Vez
Centre National d'Etudes SpatialesCentre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France1984
  • P - Selma Cherchali
  • C - Pierric Ferrier
China Center for Resources Satellite Data and ApplicationChina Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA)China2007
  • P - Xu Wen
  • C - Kevin Wang
Chinese Academy of Space TechnologyChinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)China1993
  • P - Cui Yufu
  • C - Dai Jun
Comision Nacional de Actividades EspacialesComision Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE)Argentina1999
  • P - Raúl Kulichevsky
  • P - Laura Frulla
  • C - Ana Médico
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia1989
  • P - Alex Held
  • C - Flora Kerblat
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und RaumfahrtDeutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR)Germany1986
  • P - Klaus Schmidt
European CommissionEuropean Commission (EC)Belgium1994
  • P - Mauro Facchini
  • 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 - Ivan Petiteville
  • C - Simonetta Cheli
Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development AgencyGeo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA)Thailand2001
  • P -
  • C -
Indian Space Research OrganisationIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)India1984
  • P - DK Das
  • P - Shantanu Bhatawdekar
  • P - Raj Kumar
  • C - Rajeev Jaiswal
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas EspaciaisInstituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)Brazil1984
  • P - Antonio Divino Moura
  • C - Lubia Vinhas
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and TechnologyJapan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (JAXA/MEXT)Japan1984
  • P - Takeshi Hirabayashi
  • C - Osamu Ochiai
  • C - Ko Hamamoto
Korea Aerospace Research InstituteKorea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)Republic of Korea2001
  • P - Jeong Joo Rhiu
  • C - Hyo-Suk Lim
  • C - Jin-Hee Kim
Korea Meteorological AdministrationKorea Meteorological Administration (KMA)Republic of Korea2016
  • P - Hyun-Kyung Kim
  • C - Geun Hyeok Ryu
  • C - Dohyeong Kim
National Aeronautics & Space AdministrationNational Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)USA1984
  • P - Karen St. Germain
  • C - Christine Bognar
National Institute of Environmental ResearchNational Institute of Environmental Research (NIER)Republic of Korea2018
  • P - Sangkyun Kim
  • C - Ara Cho
  • C - Jongmin Yoon
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)USA1984
  • P - Stephen Volz
  • C - Kerry Sawyer
  • C - Chuck Wooldridge
National Remote Sensing Center of ChinaNational Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC)China1993
  • P - Wang Qi'an
  • C - Zang Chi
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 - Harm van de Wetering
  • C - Joost Carpaij
ROSKOSMOS State Corporation for Space ActivitiesROSKOSMOS State Corporation for Space Activities (ROSKOSMOS)Russia1992
  • P - Mikhail Khailov
  • C - Valery Zaichko
  • C - Alexander Konyakhin
  • C - Aleksandr Chunosov
  • C - Tamara Ganina
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental MonitoringRussian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET)Russia1992
  • P - Vasily Asmus
  • P - Sergey Tasenko
  • C - Zoya Andreeva
  • C - Alexander Uspensky
Scientific and Technological Research Council of TurkeyScientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)Turkey2006
  • P - Lokman Kuzu
  • C - Sadik Murat Yuksel
  • C - Aziz Koru
South African National Space AgencySouth African National Space Agency (SANSA)South Africa2010
  • P - Andiswa Mlisa
  • C - Imraan Saloojee
  • C - Asanda Sangoni
United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAE SA)United Arab Emirates2018
  • P - Khaled Al Hashmi
  • C - Fatima Al Aydaroos
United Kingdom Space AgencyUnited Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)United Kingdom1986
  • P - Catherine Mealing Jones
  • C - Beth Greenaway
  • P - Bertie Archer
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)USA2000
  • P - Tim Stryker
Vietnam Academy of Science and TechnologyVietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)Vietnam2013
  • P - Ninh Khac Ban
  • C - Pham Anh Tuan
  • C - Chieu Linh Phan Ngoc

26 Associate Members

Organization Headquarters Location Join Date Principal (P)
Contact (C)
Secretariat (S)
Agence Gabonaise D'Etudes et D'Observations SpatialesAgence Gabonaise D'Etudes et D'Observations Spatiales (AGEOS)Gabon2015
  • P - Tanguy Gahouma Bekale
  • C - Aboubakar Mambimba Ndjoungui
Agencia Especial MexicanaAgencia Especial Mexicana (AEM)Mexico2015
  • P - Salvador Landeros Ayala
  • C - Adrian Guzman Gonzalez
Australian Bureau of MeteorologyAustralian Bureau of MeteorologyAustralia2015
  • P -
  • C - Agnes Lane
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeBelgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO)Belgium1992
  • P - Steven Bogaerts
  • C - Peter Van Gelovan
Canada Centre for Mapping & Earth Observation (CCMEO)Canada1990
  • P - Prashant Shukle
  • C - David Henry
Earth Systems Science Organisation (ESSO)India2012
  • P - Gopal Iyengar
  • C - VS Prasad
  • P - Hasibur Rahman
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Italy1994
  • P - Doug Muchoney
Geoscience AustraliaGeoscience Australia (GA)Australia2013
  • P - Trevor Dhu
  • C - Adam Lewis
  • C - Jonathon Ross
Global Climate Observing SystemGlobal Climate Observing System (GCOS)Switzerland1992
  • P - Anthony Rea
Global Geodetic Observing SystemGlobal Geodetic Observing System (GGOS)International2011
  • P - Richard Gross
  • C - Matthias Madzak
Global Ocean Observing SystemGlobal Ocean Observing System (GOOS)France1992
  • P - John Gunn
  • P - Toste Tanhua
  • C - Albert Fischer
  • C - Pierre-Yves Le Traon
Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)Italy
  • P - Doug Muchoney
Intergovernmental Oceanographic CommissionIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)France1991
  • P - Albert Fischer
International Ocean Colour Coordinating GroupInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)Canada2000
  • P - Cara Wilson
  • C - Steward Bernard
  • C - Venetia Stuart
International Science CouncilInternational Science Council (ISC)France1991
  • P - Katsia Paulavets
International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote SensingInternational Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)United Kingdom1998
  • P - Lena Halounova
  • C - Chen Jun
Malaysian Space AgencyMalaysian Space Agency (MYSA)Malaysia2015
  • P - Samsuddin Omar
  • C - Wayne Ng Su Wai
Norwegian Space CentreNorwegian Space Centre (NSC)Norway1990
  • P - Terje Wahl
  • C - Vigdis Barth
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 AgencySwedish National Space Agency (SNSA)Sweden1991
  • P - Anna Rathsman
  • C - Göran Boberg
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the PacificUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Thailand1997
  • P - Wang Keran
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 - Jian Liu
  • C - Alexandre Caldes
United Nations Office for Outer Space AffairsUnited Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)Austria1994
  • P - Simonetta Di Pippo
  • C - Jorge Del Rio Vera
  • C - Luc St-Pierre
World Climate Research ProgrammeWorld Climate Research Programme (WCRP)Switzerland1991
  • P - Michel Rixen
World Meteorological OrganizationWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO)Switzerland1991
  • P -
  • C - Balogh Werner