CEOS Development Environment


The Earth Observation Training, Education, and Capacity Development Network

What is EOTEC DevNet?

The Earth Observation Training, Education, and Capacity Development Network, or EOTEC DevNet, works across networks to improve coordination and engagement of Earth Observation educators and training providers in support of key global sustainable development outcomes.

Many networks, including those in the diagram below, contribute to global Earth Observation capacity development. Each of these organizations shares interests and maintains existing relationships that can be leveraged to bring the power of Earth Observations to more users. In short, this is the goal of EOTEC DevNet.

Part of the CEOS Work Plan 2020-2022, EOTEC DevNet is currently a two-year pilot with WGCapD. Pilot activities have been divided into two phases. Phase 1 ran from March 2021 – November 2021, and a summary of the initiation phase can be found below. Phase 1 activities were presented at the CEOS Plenary in 2021 and Phase 2 was endorsed by CEOS members. Phase 2 will run from November 2021 – March 2023.

Why should you participate in EOTEC DevNet?

  1. Exchange knowledge: leadership coordination meetings and regular meetings of the practitioner community among capacity building professionals will serve as a marketplace to facilitate information and knowledge flows, greater global and regional communication will be enabled between the participants in the multiple networks.
  2. Coordinate your activities: Through greater communication, EOTEC DevNet will improve strategic and ad hoc coordination of activities across members.
  3. Identify gaps and needs: Through systematic assessment of capacity development resources and current state of skills to use them, gaps will be identified, and approaches developed to close the gap, leading to improved application of EO to meet the sustainability framework goals by 2030.

How can you participate in EOTEC DevNet?

Join the Community of Practice!

If you are interested in the EOTEC DevNet regional communities of practice, fill out this form to receive future communications! Feel free to email any questions to the EOTEC DevNet secretariat at

Regional Leads

We are seeking motivated leaders to run our regional Communities of Practice! Please review the Community of Practice Leadership Guidance to learn more about these positions. We have opportunities available for professionals engaged in Capacity Development and Subject Matter Experts with expertise in floods and drought.

If you are interested in learning more about these roles, please contact the EOTEC DevNet Secretariat at and let us know which region you would like to represent (Asia/Oceania, Africa, Europe, or the Americas).

Community of Practice Leadership Guidance


The next set of regional meetings will take place in the first quarter of 2022. Sign up for email communications to get the latest news!

The first official EOTEC DevNet regional meetings took place on June 14, 2021. Over 90 individuals participated in our 4 regional exchanges to discuss the operations of EOTEC DevNet and advance our work on capacity development related to flooding through the EOTEC DevNet Floods Tracker (prototype expected in winter 2022). You can find the slides for the meeting here.

The next EOTEC DevNet regional meetings were held virtually on September 21, 2021 and continued our work on floods and began to explore drought. More information coming soon!

The first EOTEC DevNet leadership meeting convened virtually on September 10, 2021. The leadership team reviewed and completed all documents for the Pilot Phase 1 Summary Report.


Flood Capacity Development Matrix

Drought Capacity Development Matrix

EOTEC DevNet Pilot Phase 1 Summary Report