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Published February 16, 2023 | Version v1
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Data Licensing Guidance

  • 1. ROR icon National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


This guidance document is the first work product of the Law and Policy Subgroup, designed to summarize the recommendations of the 2014 report and to provide general guidance on all data shared within GEO. Furthermore, it is designed to be used in specific existing GEO efforts, including:

  • To inform an existing license drop-down menu for submissions of data to the GEO Knowledge Hub;
  • As part of guidance for implementing the GEO Open Knowledge Statement; and
  • As part of follow-on guidance to the GEO Data Management Principles Implementation Guidelines.


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February 16, 2023
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