ESA's "Observing the Earth" features the latest news on Earth observation missions and satellites, including ERS 1, ERS 2, Envisat, and future Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program. Most of the ESA Earth observation datasets are available on the Internet free of charge. Access is granted after user registration through the Earth Observation Principal Investigator Portal, which also provides the detailed content of the free datasets.
The website is a share point of images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA Earth Science research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.
The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is dedicated to providing timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, & enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, & quality of life. NESDIS acquires and manages the U.S. operational environmental satellites, operates the NOAA National Data Centers, provides data and information services including Earth system monitoring, performs official assessments of the environment, and conducts related research.
The Group on Earth Observations is coordinating efforts to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems, or GEOSS. GEO was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) to exploit the growing potential of Earth observations to support decision making in an increasingly complex and environmentally stressed world.
CEOS coordinates civil space-borne observations of the Earth. Participating agencies strive to enhance international coordination and data exchange and to optimize societal benefit. Currently, 52 members and associate members made up of space agencies, national, and international organizations participate in CEOS planning and activities.
The International Charter aims at providing a unified system of space data acquisition and delivery to those affected by natural or man-made disasters through Authorized Users. The Charter was initiated at the UNISPACE III in Vienna in 1999. The founding members of the Charter were the European Space Agency (ESA), France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). In 2001 the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) became members and in 2003 the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE), followed by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) application in 2004. Each member agency commits resources to support the provisions of the Charter, helping to mitigate the effects of disasters on human life and property.
Sentinel Asia is a voluntary basis initiative led by the APRSAF (Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum) to support disaster management activity in the Asia-Pacific region by applying the WEB-GIS technology and space based technology, such as earth observation satellites data.
EOpages shows the capabilities of the geo-information industry in general and value-adding companies in particular. The objective of this project is to help potential customers explore the available value-added geo-information services of interest to them in an interactive and user-friendly manner.