[Board] OSGeo applying to join GEO as PO

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 05:51:59 PST 2018


Interesting example, so we would be participating under "or related
activities":

*GEO's Member governments welcome the engagement of Participating
Organizations (PO). The participation of intergovernmental, international,
and regional organizations with a mandate in Earth observation or related
activities is essential to the success of GEO and GEOSS. Participation in
GEO is contingent upon formal endorsement of the GEOSS 10-Year
Implementation Plan and approval by GEO Members meeting in Plenary.*


Reading lists of participants here https://www.earthobservations.org/pos.php
shows a few organizations I am familiar with. How does this help us with
our vision? Does open source appear on this groups strategic plan etc...

How would our participation give OSGeo members anything more than a logo on
the website?



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Jody Garnett

On 1 February 2018 at 05:43, Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>
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> Dear OSGeo Board,
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> I would like to propose that OSGeo formally applies to join GEO as
> Participating Organization  (PO).I attended the GEO Program Board meeting
> in Geneva this week and I see lot of opportunities for OSGeo community to
> link synergies with GEO’s global priorities include supporting the UN 2030
> Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,
> and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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> I also had some email discussions in the discuss list [1] to help shape
> ideas. I am  trying to reactivate the Public Geospatial Data Committee to
> bring more colleagues to start planning actions forward for this. We need
> to work synergies with wider initiatives for maximum global impact.
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> I request the OSGeo Board to have this added as an agenda item [2] for
> next Board meeting and also have a Board member to be the main contact for
> the application.
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> Best wishes,
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> Suchith
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> [1] https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2018-January/037089.html
> [2] https://www.earthobservations.org/contribute.php
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