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.
Meeting Announcement: The CEOS-CGMS WGClimate
March 5-7, 2014, Hosted by EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany
The overarching goal of the CEOS Working Group on Climate (WGClimate) in its joint configuration with the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) is to improve the systematic availablility of Climate Data Records through coordinated implementation and further development of an architecture for climate monitoring from space.
Main topics will include:
- the next steps in implementing the Climate Strategy
- a gap analysis to be initiated from the Essential Climate Variable Inventory
- the impact of the strategy report issued by the Carbon Task Force.
September 29, 2013 - Congratulations to the Canadian Space Agency on the successful launch of the hybrid small satellite CASSIOPE. Canada is making a significant contribution to unraveling the mysteries of space weather with the dedicated scientific payload ePOP (enhanced polar outflow probe), which observes the ionosphere. For more information, visit CASSIOPE’s dedicated website.
July 26, 2013 - Congratulations to ISRO on the successful launch of INSAT-3D, India's advanced weather satellite. Launched from Kourou, French Guiana, INSAT-3D will provide data continuity to earlier missions and further augment the capability to provide various meteorological as well as search and rescue services. For more information, please click here.
May 7, 2013 - Congratulations to ESA on the second flight of its newest launch vehicle which carried ESA’s Proba-V satellite into orbit. Proba-V carries the next in the family of "Vegetation" sensors previously flown on the SPOT family, a high-technology optical imager designed to provide 350 m-resolution imagery in four visible and infrared bands with an impressive 2250 km swath width.