Eye on Earth is a global movement that focuses on enabling the environmental (and related social and economic interactions) of Sustainable Development by improving the creation, availability, discover-ability, use and usability of data, information and knowledge for all stakeholders in society.
The Eye on Earth movement facilitates a convening process that converges a multi-disciplinary, global community of experts from the full diversity of stakeholder categories in a cross-cutting knowledge exchange and collaboration-enabling platform.
The Eye on Earth framework engages a global community of stakeholder organizations and existing networks to collectively advance the availability, accessibility and usability of data and Information for all stakeholders.
History and Growth
December 2011, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) through the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), convened global leaders, innovators and decision-makers to the first an inaugural Eye on Earth Summit – a land-mark event which marked the birth of the Eye on Earth Movement.
October 2014, EAD and UNEP invited three global leaders from the sustainable development information sector: the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) to join and strengthen the movements strategic leadership team and thus was born the Eye on Earth Alliance. Find out more about the Alliance by clicking here.
October 2015, under the auspices of the Eye on Earth Alliance, a second Eye on Earth Summit was held in Abu Dhabi; the second Summit convened many hundreds of experts and practitioners from across the globe and from across the diversity of specialist disciplines. The 2015 Summit facilitated a rich exchange of knowledge and provided a unique cross-domain, cross-geography expert networking opportunity.