One of the main objectives of GEOSS is an improved
monitoring of the state of the earth.
This is indispensable for an improved understanding of the Earth system and its dynamic processes
It is also an indispensable condition for the monitoring of international
GEOSS supports the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC)
and its goal to mitigate anthropogenic disturbances of the global
climate system. Better knowledge through modern earth observation
methods is essential for informed political decisions.