The Group on Earth Observations (GEO), which is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), operates a portal (GEOportal) which provides a single Internet access point for data, imagery, and analytical software packages covering the entire Earth.
“The GEOportal provides an entry point to access Earth Observation information and services. It will connect to a system of existing portals, addressing the GEO Societal Benefit Areas globally and provide national to regional perspective to achieve synergy and leverage.
“Derived from ESA’s Earth Observation Community Portal http://www.eoportal.org. this proposed contribution to the GEOportal will put the accent on remote sensing, geospatial-static and in-situ data, information and services.
“Maps, forecasts and other decision support tools, derived from, among others, satellite imagery and in situ observations play an important role in the work of decision makers, sustainable development planners and humanitarian and emergency managers in need of quick, reliable and up-to-date user-friendly cartographic products as a basis for planning and monitoring their activities.”