Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GEOSSGlobal Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Initiative
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is being built by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan running from 2005 to 2015.wikipedia
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Societal Benefit Areas

The GEOSS Implementation Plan identifies nine distinct groups of users and uses, which it calls “Societal Benefit Areas”.
The Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) are eight environmental fields of interest, all of which relate to climate, around which the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project is exerting its efforts.

Group on Earth Observations

GEO
The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) is being built by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) on the basis of a 10-Year Implementation Plan running from 2005 to 2015.
The Group on Earth Observations (or GEO) coordinates international efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

INSPIRE INSPIRE GeoportalInfrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE)
It is one of three related initiatives that are the subject of the GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support) harmonization project under the auspices of the EU 7th Framework Programme.
INSPIRE is one of three related initiatives that are the subject of the GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support) harmonisation project under the auspices of the EU 7th Framework Programme.

Spatial data infrastructure

SDIinfrastructure for spatial informationSpatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
GEOSS can be characterized as a contribution towards the establishment of a spatial data infrastructure.

Earth observation

Earth imagingEarth imagesEarth observation satellite
Earth observation systems consist of instruments and models designed to measure, monitor and predict the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the Earth system.

Global Ocean Observing System

GOOSglobalGlobal Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) is a global system for sustained observations of the ocean comprising the oceanographic component of the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS).

Global Climate Observing System

Essential Climate VariablesGCOSGlobal Climate Observing System (GCOS)
The composite observing system designated by GCOS serves as the climate-observation component of the broader Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and at the same time a number of specific observing-system initiatives of GEOSS contribute to the GCOS.

International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

data specification from the International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks
FDSN is a participant in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

GBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)GBIF.org
It works in partnership with other international organisations such as the Catalogue of Life partnership, Biodiversity Information Standards, the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), and GEOSS.

South African Environmental Observation Network

The system, which uses open-source software and supports the visualisation of data, deals with multiple metadata standards and is being integrated with the Global Earth Observation System of Systems.

Global issue

global issuesglobalglobal challenges
GEOSS seeks to connect the producers of environmental data and decision-support tools with the end users of these products, with the aim of enhancing the relevance of Earth observations to global issues.

Global Positioning System

GPSglobal positioning systemsGlobal Positioning System (GPS)
Buoys floating in the oceans monitor temperature and salinity; meteorological stations and balloons record air quality and rainwater trends; sonar and radar systems estimate fish and bird populations; seismic and Global Positioning System (GPS) stations record movements in the Earth’s crust and interior; some 60-plus high-tech environmental satellites scan the planet from space; powerful computerized models generate simulations and forecasts; and early warning systems issue alerts to vulnerable populations.

Copernicus Programme

GMESCopernicusGlobal Monitoring for Environment and Security
It is one of three related initiatives that are the subject of the GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support) harmonization project under the auspices of the EU 7th Framework Programme.
Copernicus is the European Union's contribution to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) thus delivering geospatial information globally.

European Union

EUEuropeanEurope
It is one of three related initiatives that are the subject of the GIGAS (GEOSS, INSPIRE and GMES an Action in Support) harmonization project under the auspices of the EU 7th Framework Programme.

Algeria

AlgerianPeople's Democratic Republic of AlgeriaAlgérie

Bangladesh

People's Republic of BangladeshBangladeshiBangla Desh

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