CEOS Development Environment


Open Data for ImpactJanuary 17, 2022

This is the first in a series of three articles on Open Data that has been prepared as a contribution to the 2021 NASA CEOS Chair theme “Space-based Earth Observation Data for Open Science and Decision Support”. Open Data for Impact (this article) Outcomes of Open Data Policies Looking Forward: The Future of Open Data […]

CEOS Database Q4 2021 ReportJanuary 12, 2022

Visit to find and search for CEOS agency Earth Observation missions and instruments. The below report summarises key recent satellite launches and status changes, as well as upcoming satellite launches. Over 2021, CEOS agencies launched a total of 11 Earth Observation satellite missions.

CEOS support to the UN Sustainable Development GoalsDecember 13, 2021Categories: Climate, Disasters, General News, Land, Ocean, Water

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the 17 key goals which form the basis of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, and provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. […]

Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform (MAAP) Biomass DashboardNovember 29, 2021Categories: Carbon, Data Access, Land

Biomass, the living part of vegetation systems, plays a crucial role in climate. Around half of biomass is carbon, so when vegetation is destroyed, as in deforestation, carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere. This is a huge source of atmospheric carbon – about 6 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year. At the same […]

WGCapD Welcomes New Chair and Vice-Chair at 2021 CEOS PlenaryNovember 15, 2021Categories: Capacity-Building / Training, General News

The annual CEOS plenary offers an opportunity to reflect on the past year, plan for the future, and for some of our Working Groups, to welcome new leadership. This November, the Working Group on Capacity Building and Data Democracy (WGCapD) welcomed a new Chair, Jorge Del Rio Vera, from the United Nations Office for Outer […]

CEOS Analysis Ready DataNovember 8, 2021Categories: Capacity-Building / Training, Cross-cutting, Land

Many satellite data users lack the expertise, infrastructure, and internet bandwidth to efficiently and effectively access, preprocess, and use the growing volume of space-based data for local, regional, and national decision-making. Furthermore, even sophisticated users of satellite Earth observation data typically invest a large proportion of their effort into data preparation. This is a major […]

The New Global Stocktake Data PortalNovember 1, 2021Categories: Atmosphere, Carbon, Climate, Cross-cutting, Data Access

Systematic observations of the Earth’s atmosphere and surface from ground-based, airborne, and space-based sensors are absolutely crucial for the characterization of Earth’s climate. They are what make the work of the UNFCCC, the IPCC and the Paris Agreement possible, and more than half of the 60 or so Essential Climate Variables – the physical, chemical, […]

CEOS Keynote at the 2021 International Astronautical CongressOctober 29, 2021Categories: General News

On Monday, October 25th, 2021, CEOS delivered a keynote at the 72nd International Astronautical Federation session on International Cooperation in Earth Observations.  According to the IAF website, the International Astronautical Federation, founded in 1951, is the world’s leading space advocacy body with 407 members in 71 countries, including all leading space agencies, companies, research institutions, […]

CEOS Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (COAST) WebinarSeptember 17, 2021Categories: Capacity-Building / Training, Land, Ocean

The CEOS Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (COAST) Ad Hoc Team is pleased to announce our upcoming community webinar, co-hosted by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Engaging Users in Solving Coastal Issues When: October 5th, 2021  | 14h00-15h30 CEST Objectives: Share information about CEOS COAST Illustrate how Earth observations (EO) help inform evidence-based […]

The 57th CEOS NewsletterAugust 20, 2021Categories: General News

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) publishes the CEOS Newsletter biannually on behalf of CEOS, providing timely updates on CEOS Agency, Working Group, Virtual Constellation, Ad Hoc Team and other activities. Click the image below to download the most recent issue of the CEOS Newsletter. Visit our CEOS Newsletter Archive to download past issues of […]