GEOITALY | The Italian Group on Earth Observation
GEO-ITALY è un gruppo di coordinamento degli esperti italiani coinvolti nelle attività del Group on Earth Observations
GROUP ON EARTH OBSERVATIONS, GEO, Biodiversity, Disaster, Energy, Mineral, Food security, Infrastructure, Public health, Sustainable urban development, Water resources management
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The Italian Group on Earth Observations

la nostra mission

La comunità GEO –Italy promuove la presenza italiana all’interno degli implementation mechanisms di GEO e partecipa all’implementazione degli Obiettivi Strategici di GEO presenti nello Strategic Plan – in fase di continua revisione su scala globale.

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GEO - Group on Earth Observations

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GEOSS - Global Earth Observation System of Systems

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Social Benefit Area

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability

by bridging multiple types of observation data and knowledge to provide information on the health of Earth’s biological and ecological systems and their services to society; in order to strengthen conservation, restoration and sustainable use of ecosystems and biodiversity, including marine planning and ocean use, and forest management, in response to changes in climate and land use, through science-society collaborations at local, national, regional and global levels.


by increasing capacity to prepare, forecast, mitigate, manage and recover from disasters; in order to achieve a substantial reduction of risk and losses of life and property through an understanding of disaster risk brought by maintaining and strengthening in-situ and remotely-sensed Earth and climate observations while enhancing the access to, and the sharing and use of, data and information obtained through such observations.

Energy and Mineral
Resources Management

by enhancing the discovery, development and sustainable production of mineral and renewable energy resources; in order to facilitate substantial increases in the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, through usable, actionable information on resource assessment, monitoring and forecasting of intermittent energy sources, including solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, geo-thermal power and biomass.

Food Security and
Sustainable Agriculture

by underpinning development, management and forecasting of global food and agricultural production on land and in the water; in order to end hunger, achieve food security (including monitoring for quality, safety and correct identification) and promote sustainable agriculture adapted to climate change impacts through strengthening food production monitoring and early warning systems, and providing accurate, timely information on agricultural production status, outlook and forecasts.

Infrastructure and Transportation Management

by providing support for planning, monitoring and management of infrastructure (dams, roads, rail, ports, and pipelines) and transportation (air, land and sea); in order to minimize environmental impacts while moving towards a low-carbon footprint.

Public Health

by yielding insight into the threat of vector-borne and environmentally-linked diseases, taking into account impacts of climate change; in order to promote a substantial reduction in the number of fatalities and illnesses from infectious diseases, environmental pollution and health risks, through raising public awareness and supporting policy making and management with accurate monitoring and early warning at local, national, regional and global levels.

Sustainable Urban

by assisting in the development of resilient cities and assessment of urban footprints; in order to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through identifying economic externalities, managing environmental, climate and disaster risks, and building capacity to participate, plan and manage based on objective information regarding urban development.

Water Resources

by supporting management of water resources, including the cryosphere, while fostering and maintaining water quality; in order to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation through sound science-based public policies informed by Earth observations, modelling and data integration.

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