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[January 17, 2014] Ministerial Summit agrees on Continuation of GEO: The Ministerial Summit on Earth Observations held in Geneva today agreed to continue the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) for another 10 years. In their guidance, the ministers urged GEO to focus on five key areas:
  1. Advocate for the value of Earth observations and the need to continue improving Earth observation worldwide;
  2. Urge the adoption and implementation of data sharing principles globally;
  3. Advance the development of the GEOSS information system for the benefit of users;
  4. Develop a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge base defining and documenting observations needed for all disciplines and facilitate availability and accessibility of these observations to user communities; and
  5. Cultivate global initiatives tailored to meet specific user needs.