[MGI37-01] Development and current status of Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and Asia-Oceania GEO (AOGEO)
Keywords:Group on Earth Observation, Asia-Oceania, Earth Observation data
The ASIA-OCEANIA Group on Earth Observation (AOGEO) is a framework for regional cooperation in Asia-Oceania and will engage regional stakeholders, including national agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations within the AO region. AOGEO will focus on the three areas of GEO’s Engagement Strategy by implementing three types of activities: Regional Application Activities, Foundational Tasks and Integrated Priority Studies. Regional Application Activities will address regional challenges related to the GEO’s Societal Benefit Areas and the GEO global Flagships and Initiatives. Foundational Tasks will promote regional coordination. Integrated Priority Studies will exemplify the cross-cutting and inter-related nature of various Societal Benefit Areas, and currently we are focusing on 1) Mekong River Basin, 2) Pacific Islands, and 3) Himalayan Mountains, which are vulnerable to on-going climate change.