GEO WEEK 2019 - Ministerial Summit
GEO brings together 105 Member governments, 127 international organizations and thousands of passionate individuals and businesses to use open data about our planet to drive sustained and inclusive economic growth.
In November 2019, Ministers from GEO’s 105 Member governments, business leaders, heads of international non-profits and passionate experts will meet in Canberra, Australia for GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit.
Canberra means ‘meeting place’ in Ngunnawal, the local indigenous language. Recognizing the history of the land and its traditional custodians, GEO Week will bring together diverse people and cultures to support and sustain our planet and communities.
Building on the 2015 Mexico City Declaration, the week’s events will focus on accelerating delivery of GEO’s Strategic Plan and ensuring data about our planet becomes a core input to our strategic economic decision making and our day-to-day business decisions.
An investment that delivers big returns
All economic and business decisions must now consider how the planet is changing, and Earth observation data can improve our economies from top to bottom. GEO Week 2019 and the GEO Ministerial Summit will highlight how investments in Earth observation make this possible, delivering major returns on investment to our economies and communities.
Global impact on global agendas
Participants will explore how the integration of Earth observation data into our digital economies is key to driving progress on the big three global policy frameworks: the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Who should attend?
Ministers interested in improving the use of Earth observation data and technology for inclusive and sustained economic development.
Representatives of GEO Member governments and Participating Organizations interested in advancing GEO’s mission.
Contributors to GEO Work Programme initiatives and activities interested in showcasing their achievements.
Industry leaders from the tech, space and geospatial sectors interested in promoting their capabilities, networking and creating new partnerships.
International organizations interested in advancing the availability and use of Earth observations in support of their mission.
Scientists and technical experts interested in learning and sharing their knowledge to support long-term sustainable development.