CEOS Development Environment


The Earth Observation Training, Education, and Capacity Development Network

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What is EOTEC DevNet?

A network of networks created in 2020 to bring the power of satellite-derived Earth information to more users around the globe.

Our aim: Make Earth observation-related capacity building more accessible and relevant.  EOTEC DevNet’s goal is to increase the use of Earth information in decision-making on climate change and disaster management.

Our approach: Improve cooperation and coordination among national, regional, and global institutions providing capacity building related to Earth observations. We seek to fill gaps, leverage resources, and reduce duplication of effort. We also foster exchange and knowledge sharing, and promote best practices on training needs assessment. 

Our thematic focus: Sustainable development outcomes related to disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation and mitigation. This work is aligned with 3 major frameworks: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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How does EOTEC DevNet work?

Regional structures: Regional Communities of Practice. They will drive EOTEC DevNet’s work and set priorities based on local regional needs. Each Community of Practice is run by a Task Team. Technical inputs are addressed by thematic working groups. We are currently scaling up in four regions: Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania, and Europe.

Global structures: Leadership Team, Global Task Team, and Secretariat. They support the start-up of the communities of practice and connect them to global subject matter experts as needed. They also provide infrastructure support; for example, hosting the EOTEC DevNet website and capacity development resources.

Who should participate in EOTEC DevNet?

Capacity development managers, trainers, educators or professionals and subject matter experts interested in EO-related capacity building. You do not need to be affiliated with one of our member networks to join.

Why should you participate in EOTEC DevNet?

  • Connect and build relationships with global and regional experts
  • Tap into capacity building resources to strengthen your work
  • Help set training priorities in your region
  • Build professional skills and international experience
  • Find partners and identify opportunities for other collaborations
  • Become a leader and give back to your community

How can you participate in EOTEC DevNet?

Join a Community of Practice!

We seek motivated professionals for the regional Communities of Practice.

Task Team Members: Professionals engaged in capacity development are needed for the regional task teams. Their work centers on information-sharing, priority setting, development of technical tools trackers, and regional needs assessment. These groups meet 4 times each year and work offline in between meetings.



Thematic Working Group Members:  Subject matter experts are needed to support thematic working groups. They will provide technical inputs on themes tailored to the needs of each region. Currently, we are establishing thematic working groups on flooding and drought in each of the 4 regions. These groups meet twice yearly and work offline in between meetings on technical resources and tools.



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Have questions or need more information? Contact the EOTEC DevNet Secretariat at Let us know which region is of interest (Africa, Americas, Asia/Oceania, or Europe).

Upcoming Meetings

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See the calendar of EOTEC DevNet Meetings for the anticipated schedule of meetings in 2023. 


EOTEC DevNet Operations Concept

EOTEC DevNet One-Pager

Tool in Development: Flood Capacity Development Matrix

Tool in Development: Drought Capacity Development Matrix

EOTEC DevNet Pilot Phase 1 Summary Report