The group on earth observations

Imraan Saloojee, Erika Kraemer-Mbula

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The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is an intergovernmental entity focused on coordinating and integrating global activities related to the production and dissemination of Earth observations to meet global challenges such as climate change, agriculture and health. It aims to develop the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) within ten years. This case study discusses its approach to achieving this goal. It describes its governance model and examines the strengths and weaknesses of its different components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeeting Global Challenges through Better Governance
Subtitle of host publicationInternatIonal Co-operation in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789264178700
ISBN (Print)9789264178694
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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