GEO XIV Plenary

Monday, 23 October 2017 14:00 UTC
Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:00 UTC

GEO’s Fourteenth Plenary Meeting, will be held in Washington, D.C., Wednesday 25th – Thursday 26th October, 2017.

“The new decade of GEO, launched in Mexico in 2015, resulted in a new GEO Work Programme and it is now time to talk about delivery” said the Chair of the GEO Executive Committee, and Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits.

The GEO Plenary is the annual meeting of GEO’s 104 Member governments and 109 Participating Organizations, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), JAXA, NOAA, NASA, USGS,, United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and Observers such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Secretariat on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM).

The Plenary is preceded by Side Events organized through the GEO community and featuring global initiatives and activities to improve use of satellite, atmospheric and in situ Earth observations for better decision making.

Expect to see events focused on national and regional best practices to implement and measure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as Disaster Relief and measuring and mitigating the impacts of Climate Change.

GEO-Week XIV also features the GEO Exhibition, which is open to the public.


GEO 2017 Plenary, 23-26 October 2017 - 1st Call for the Exhibition!

Dear Colleagues,
As announced in St Petersburg, at the kind invitation of the United States of America, GEO 2017, comprising of the  GEO-XIV Plenary and associated events will take place in Washington D.C., from 23 to 26 October 2017.
Please find attached a pre-registration form for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Exhibition, which is expected to take place from 24 to 26 October 2017.
We encourage you to forward this invitation to entities and institutions, both public and private, from providers to users of Earth observation data, information and services, that may have an interest in exhibiting during the GEO Week. Further information on the expected costs for a standard booth will be available later.
To express your interest in becoming an Exhibitor, we kindly ask you to return the completed pre-registration form to: secretariat [at]  by 1 June 2017.
We look forward to a successful Exhibition in Washington, and extend our early appreciation to the United States for their support.
With best regards,



Barbara J. Ryan
Director, GEO Secretariat
Tel: +41 22 730 85 80