Mission: CEOS ensures international coordination of civil space-based Earth observation programs and promotes exchange of data to optimize societal benefit and inform decision making for securing a prosperous and sustainable future for humankind.
Explore this website to learn more about how CEOS is optimizing the societal benefit of space-based Earth observation. CEOS agencies currently operate 107 missions and 286 instruments. To learn more about those missions, instruments, and upcoming launches, visit the EO Handbook.
SIT Technical Workshop: September 17-18, 2014 Montpellier, France
The SIT Technical Workshop will take place on 17-18 September, 2014 in Montpellier, France (Hosted by CNES). Meeting materials are available at www.ceos.org/sitworkshop2014.
July, 2014 - NASA celebrates the successful launch of OCO-2: the Orbiting Carbon Observatory. OCO-2 is NASA's first mission dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate.
May, 2014 - Congratulations to JAXA on the successful launch of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2/DAICHI-2)! The state of the art L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR-2) on board will support Earth observations related to disasters, agriculture, carbon, and more.
March, 2014 - Congratulations to the European Space Agency (ESA) and European Commission (EC) on the successful launch of Sentinel-1A, "the first in a fleet of ESA satellites poised to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to Europe's Copernicus programme." View videos of Sentinel-1A's liftoff and separation in space.