Early bird prices for GEO Week 2019 ending soon!

With less than two months until GEO Week 2019, momentum is building for the first ever Industry Track. Early bird Registration for the Industry Track at GEO Week 2019 ends on 27 September, Registration for the Industry Track will then increase from $AUD250 to $AUD500.

There are a number of opportunities still available for anyone interested in showcasing at GEO Week 2019, including:

  • Securing a booth within the Exhibition at GEO Week 2019. Space is almost gone within the Exhibition. Organisations wishing to increase their exposure to the GEO community, as well as global industry participants in the Industry Track, are encouraged to confirm their spaces ASAP.

  • The EO Industry Platform - Presentations are still being accepted although spots are now limited so get in quick!

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Letter of support for 2022 Ocean Optics Conference bid

Lachlan McKinna from Go2Q Pty Ltd on the Sunshine Coast, in collaboration with Destination Gold Coast, has been invited to develop a bid to host the 2022 Ocean Optics Conference on the Gold Coast. Lachlan has reached out to the EOA Community to seek letters of support from Australia’s leading research institutes/organisations to include with his bid package.

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Industry track launch at GEO week 2019


Technology and space companies from around the world are invited to participate in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) GEO Week 2019 as part of the brand new Industry Track. GEO Week 2019 will be held in Canberra, Australia, from 4-9 November 2019 and will include the GEO Ministerial Summit. The GEO Ministerial Summit occurs every four years and brings together Minister’s from GEO’s 105 member governments, the theme for the 2019 summit is - “Earth observations: investments in the digital economy”.

The launch of the Industry Track recognises the important role companies play in harnessing the full potential of Earth observations and the need to build relationships between the commercial sector and the GEO community. The Industry Track includes a range of activities and events designed to give companies a platform to promote their capabilities to a large and diverse audience, network with GEO Ministerial Summit participants, forge new partnerships, conclude deals and announce new initiatives. Industry Track activities and events will take place from Tuesday to Thursday during GEO Week 2019, more information on the discussions that will take place can be found in the Industry Track program.

There are opportunities through the Industry Track to provide presentations and participate in the Exhibition at GEO Week 2019.

Early registration is recommended!

First cross-sectoral Australian EO data users workshop

On 6−7 August, for the first time all relevant earth observation data dependent state, territory and commonwealth agencies met with associated university and research groups to determine how best to link government needs to research activities over short and long terms.

The workshop was funded by Geoscience Australia and delivered through Earth Observation Australia.

Attendees reviewed a draft database of EO data and products. This ranged from those that were only at the stage of research and testing in small areas, through to those that have been tested on continental scales (but which are not being produced in a form for relevant operational state and territory and commonwealth agency use).

There was clear support from all participants to continue and build on this collaboration. Participants were keen for state/territory to commonwealth and cross institutional discussion and cooperation to be built on, and for the database to be reviewed. This would provide a clear process for Australian EO activities to be better coordinated across research, research infrastructure, government and industry.