CEOS Thematic Observation Coordination


CEOS coordination activities span a wide range of thematic areas and have over the years produced a number of milestone strategy documents. This page provides a summary overview of these thematic observing strategies and provides links to the relevant documents for reference.

The emphasis is on the coordination of mission planning for observation continuity to meet thematic requirements. CEOS work encompasses many more aspects of EO data coordination, including information systems, cal-val, capacity building and education.

Visitors to the CEOS website are encouraged to explore this work via the pages of the respective working teams represented on the website.

Land

Forests: Space Data
Strategy for GFOI
2011

Agriculture: CEOS Response to GEOGLAM Requirements
2019

Land Sector Emissions: CEOS AFOLU Discussion Paper
2020

CEOS AFOLU Roadmap
2022
Ocean

15 Year Vision for Ocean Surface Topography
2009

Next-Generation Sea Surface Temperature Constellation
2020

CEOS Ocean Variables Enabling Research and Applications for GEO (COVERAGE)
2020

Updated Vision for Ocean Surface Topography
2022

IOCCG-led Document on Aquatic Carbon Strategy
2022

International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team-led Document on Applications
20xx
Atmosphere

Geostationary Air Quality Constellation
2011

Geostationary Air Quality Constellation Validation Strategy
2019

Greenhouse Gas White Paper
2018

Greenhouse Gas Roadmap
2020
Water Cycle

CEOS Strategy for Water Observations from Space
2015

Feasibility Study for an Aquatic Ecosystem Earth Observing System
2018

Global Satellite Precipitation Constellation: Status & Requirements
2021
Climate & Carbon

CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space
2014

Greenhouse Gas White Paper
2018

Space Agency Response to GCOS IP
2018

Essential Climate Variable Inventory Analyses
2018

Greenhouse Gas Roadmap
2020

Land sector emissions: CEOS AFOLU White Paper
2020

CEOS Global Stocktake Strategy
2021
Cross-cutting & Applications

Sustainable Development Goals Data Supply Analysis and Strategy
2020

WGDisasters Strategy: Promoting Space Data for Disaster Risk Management
2020
CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.