[Board] OSGeo applying to join GEO as PO

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 07:17:01 PST 2018


Thanks Jody. There are different ways [1] to engage with GEO but I think the best framework for OSGeo is applying as a PO so we can start ideas for strong outreach of open source geospatial  in GEO.

It is no good to have just a logo added. I suggest that we proactively promote open source geo at all levels through all available networks and proactively linking with GEO, UN GGIM etc is important . I am not aware of any specific strategy for open source . I think it is important  that OSGeo Board and community uses all opportunities to promote open source geospatial esp on ideas supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

It will  also help OSGeo community to engage more ideas with GEO  Work Programme ideas [2]  .

Best wishes,

Suchith

[1]  https://www.earthobservations.org/contribute.php
[2] https://www.earthobservations.org/geoss_wp.php



From: Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
Sent: 01 February 2018 13:51
To: Suchith Anand
Cc: board at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Board] OSGeo applying to join GEO as PO


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> wrote:


Dear OSGeo Board,

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.


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.

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.

Best wishes,

Suchith


[1]  https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2018-January/037089.html
[2]  https://www.earthobservations.org/contribute.php








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