Japan GEO Activities

Japan's Earth Observation Missions

  • Asia-RiCE(Asia Rice Crop Estimation & Monitoring)

    Asia-Rice is the work of an ad hoc team of stakeholders with an interest in the development of an Asian Rice Crop Estimation & Monitoring (Asia-RiCE) component for the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative.

  • Earth Observations in Service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (EO4SDGs)

    EO4SDG organizes and realizes the potential of Earth observations to advance the UN 2030 Agenda and enable societal benefits through achievement of the SDGs.

  • GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)

    GEO BON is an initiative aimed at improving the availability of biodiversity change data to decision makers and scientists in support of policy.

  • Geo Carbon and GHG Initiative

    The work of the GEO Carbon and GHG Initiative is motivated by the long-term vision of a data-driven system to provide comprehensive knowledge on changes in the global carbon cycle and GHG emissions as a result of human activities and global change, and to support decision makers with timely policy-relevant information.

  • Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)

    GFOI seeks to further foster forest monitoring and assessment that is robust, reliable, and achievable at reasonable cost and supports planning for national development priorities including, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

  • Japanese Biodiversity Observation Network (J-BON)

    J-BON is a network of researchers, NGOs and policymakers which coordinates various research activities, observation networks, and databases on ecosystems and biodiversity in order to enhance biodiversity observation activities in Japan. J-BON collaborates with AP-BON and GEO BON to contribute to the global biodiversity observation activities.

  • JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST)

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a new initiative for Improvement of Forest Governance in June 2016. In this initiative, JICA and JAXA have developed an early warning system for deforestation of tropical forest: JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST) by using JAXA’s Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS-2)

  • Oceans and Society: Blue Planet

    “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” is an Initiative within the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that aims to ensure the sustained development and use of ocean and coastal observations for the benefit of society.

Japan's Contribution to GCI