Global Earth Observation System
GEO is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.
Together, the GEO community is creating a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to better integrate observing systems and share data by connecting existing infrastructures using common standards.
GEO BON forms a fast expanding global network of biodiversity observation organisations and scientists. GEO BON brings together the diverse, stand-alone observation instruments and systems tracking trends in the world’s genetic resources, species and ecosystems. GEO BON develops and coordinates the development of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EVBs), the tool and method dashboard BON in a Box, engages with the formation of national and topical Biodiversity Observation Networks (BONs). GEO BON has a very active and open freshwater biodiversity group which invites everybody active to join.
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to the most pressing environment and development challenges. It is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1,200 government and NGO members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries.
The Alliance for Global Water Adaptation is a group of regional and global development banks, government agencies and ministries, diverse non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector focused on managing water resources in a sustainable way - even as climate change alters the global hydrological cycle. AGWA is focused on how to help experts, decision makers, and institutions in the water community work more effectively.