Archive: November 1, 2022

CEOS UNFCCC Global Stocktake Portal

This page provides an entry point for access to the datasets and guidance being developed by CEOS space agencies and partners in support of the goals of the Global Stocktake process of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Symbios worked with CEOS and partners to compile the first version of the portal in 2021. It was updated in October 2022 with a new ‘User Stories and Inspiration’ section to explore how these datasets have been successfully applied by users and countries.

2023 Update: CEOS MIM Database

The CEOS Database is updated annually based on a survey of CEOS member space agencies and has a number of applications:

  • Information sharing in support of the coordination of future Earth observation mission, instrument and measurements plans.
  • Earth observation measurement gap analysis – including that performed by the CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO).
  • A connection between the Earth observation user community and satellite-operating agencies of CEOS.
  • Generation of content for the print edition of The Earth Observation Handbook.

Symbios has just completed the update for 2023 on behalf of ESA and in cooperation with CEOS member space agencies.

GEO Week 2022

Symbios supported the CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO) with the CEOS exhibition booth at GEO Plenary in Ghana (Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 2022). The team traveled to represent CEOS Agencies and working teams and spread news of CEOS activities including on climate action, CEOS Analysis-Ready Data, Open Data Cube, support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and efforts supporting disaster risk reduction.

The SEO team supported several side meetings and led a session on the Open Data Cube Sandbox, focused on the SDGs and disasters. The SEO also participated in sessions on Digital Earth Africa and GEO post-2025.

CEOS Database Report: Q3 2022

The Earth Observation Handbook, prepared by Symbios for the European Space Agency (ESA) in support of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), presents the main capabilities of satellite Earth observations, their applications, and a comprehensive overview of present and planned civil space agency Earth observation satellite missions and their instruments. The database which serves as the foundation for the missions, instruments, and measurements information at the heart of the Handbook content is updated annually and is always available online at:

This report provides a summary of key mission activities from the past quarter (Jul – Sep, 2022), and the coming two quarters (Oct, 2022 – Mar, 2023).

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