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.
The 28th CEOS Plenary meeting in Tromso, Norway was a great success! Meeting materials for all CEOS Meeting are made available on the CEOS Meetings page. (© Roy Sætre, www.arctictrip.no)
October 2014 - The recently published CEOS Strategy for Carbon Observations from Space is the CEOS response to the GEO Carbon Strategy. It details the adequacy of past, present, and planned satellite measurements of carbon in the land, oceans and inland waters, and atmosphere domains to support GEO, and it identifies important challenges that CEOS must face and actions CEOS and its agencies must take to meet needs for carbon observations from space.
October, 2014 - Congratulations to JAXA on the successful launch of the eighth satellite in Japan’s Himawari series of geosynchronous weather satellites. Himawari 8 marks the beginning of the constellation’s third generation of spacecraft and will become the operational satellite of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).
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.