GEO Virtual Symposium 2020

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Organisation: Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group on Earth Observations has announced the format of the event to be held remotely from 15-19 June 2020. The global GEO community will benefit from a series of interactive webinars over the course of one week that will provide in-depth discussions from experts on a range of relevant issues to the GEO Work Programme Flagships, Initiatives and Activities.

At this first year of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme, the Symposium will focus on strengthening the capability of GEO Work Programme activities to implement their plans effectively. It  will cover topics such as: 

  • Leveraging Advanced Technologies
  • Engaging UN Agencies and Intergovernmental Organizations
  • Contributing to Reproducible Knowledge
  • Resource Mobilization and Sustainable Funding 
  • Co-designing Capacity Development 
  • Focusing on Impact: Regional GEOs 
  • Monitoring Essential Variables
  • Water and Coastal Observations 
  • And more… 

A special session on Earth observations for COVID-19 Response and Recovery will start off the week to mark the contributions of the GEO community to this significant challenge.