Published March 8, 2024 | Version v3
DATA-WG Knowledge Package

GEO Data Sharing and Data Management Principles

  • 1. Group on Earth Observations (GEO)


GEO Data Sharing Principles

Data Sharing is a pre-requisite for building an effective Global Earth Observation System of Systems. It is the backbone of the abiding GEO vision "a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information."

GEO recognizes that the societal benefits arising from Earth observations can only be fully achieved through the sharing of data, information, knowledge, products and services.

The GEO Data Management Principles build on the GEO Data Sharing Principles in the sense that they adumbrate what is required in terms of data management to allow data to be shared as Open Data, promptly and at minimum cost.  Good data management implies a number of activities which ensure that data are discoverable and accessible, that they may be understood and used, and that they are looked after in the long term.

A priority mission for GEO is to encourage the implementation of the Principles by organizations contributing to GEOSS.  

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