Eye on Earth is the convergence of a series of initiatives by several organisations over the past few years that collectively address the global challenge of increasing access to information to support sustainable development.

  • Upcoming Events

    1. American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting

      December 11, 2017 @ 08:00 - December 15, 2017 @ 17:00 +04
    2. GIS for a Sustainable World Conference – Esri

      April 17, 2018 @ 08:00 - April 19, 2018 @ 17:00 +04
    3. United Nations World Data Forum

      October 22, 2018 @ 08:00 - October 24, 2018 @ 17:00 +04

Declaration of Principles

The Eye on Earth initiative is defined and characterised by a suite of guiding principles:

• Improve equitable access to information

• Develop adequate institutional and legislative enabling conditions for further implementation of Principle 10

• Further advance upon existing interoperability standards and mechanisms for information exchange and management

• Make credible, relevant and timely information more available

• Keep information management close to the source

• Provide effective mechanisms for collection of environmental, economic and social information and avoid unnecessary duplication in data collection

• Information supports reporting obligations and decision making

• Address information gaps from both the demand and supply perspectives

• Integrates economic, environmental and social information to advance sustainable development issues

• Foster collaboration among communities, networks, systems, institutions and technology providers

• Further strengthen existing initiatives and supports development of networks and regional cooperation

• Strengthen capacity building and technology support for developing and transitioning countries

• Enhance efforts on incorporating environmental information and programs into education curriculum

• Further develop Public Private Partnerships for use of ICT