The GEO’s Mission aims at building the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). GEOSS is a collection of coordinated, independent Earth observation for users in both public and private sectors. GEOSS facilitates the sharing of environmental data and information collected from an array of observing systems. The system ensures the data is of identified quality, and is interoperable to support the development of tools and the delivery of information services to enhance predictive capabilities for decision-making in line with the open access policy of the EU.
As examples of data available through monitoring, flood risk monitoring can be mentioned as well as environmental parameters , space and security issues.
The ‘GEOSS Portal’ offers a single Internet access point for users seeking data, imagery and analytical software packages relevant to all parts of the globe. It connects users to existing data bases and portals and provides reliable, up-to-date and user friendly information – vital for the work of decision makers, planners and emergency managers.