Application Deadline: June 30th 2020

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a universal set of priorities to use as a blueprint of action for people, the planet, and prosperity. Earth observations, geospatial data, and the information they provide play insightful roles in monitoring targets, tracking progress, as well as helping nations and stakeholders make informed decisions toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Group on Earth Observations Sustainable Development Goals (GEO SDG) Awards 2020 recognizes the productivity, innovation, novelty, and exemplary efforts in the use of Earth observations to support sustainable development. Launched last year, this annual award is presented to those making an impact on the 17 global goals put forth by the United Nations, as indicated by progress toward achieving a SDG Target and/or producing, or reporting on, a SDG Indicator.

Call for Nominations for the GEO SDG Awards

All GEO Members and all organizations within a specific sectoral category are eligible to nominate themselves or others for the GEO SDG Awards. The call for nominations is open now until June 30, 2020.

We welcome nominations from: GEO Member Countries, GEO Participating Organizations, SDG custodian agencies, GEO Work Programme elements, academic institutions, and a newly added category, GEO Associates, which encompass commercial, non-governmental, not-for-profit, and civil society organizations.

There will be Sectoral and Special Awards presented in several categories. Sectoral Awards will focus on the type of organization and the nature of their work. Special categories recognize specific key tenets and objectives the Awards are intended to highlight. Nominees will identify one Sectoral category for their nomination, and they will be considered according to one Sectoral category. All nominees will also be considered (as an entire group) for all Special categories.

Benefits

All Awardee organizations will receive:
• Certificate of Achievement
• Award, Trophy
• Non-monetary item of recognition (e.g., satellite image of a location on Earth)
• Recognition at Award Ceremony (format to be determined due to Covid-19)
• Feature n the GEO website and EO4SDGwebsite All
Finalist organizations will receive:
• Certificate of Achievement
• Non-monetary item of recognition (e.g., satellite image of a location on Earth)
• Recognition at Award Ceremony (format to be determined due to Covid-19)
• Feature on the GEO website and EO4SDG website

Submit your Nomination

The Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative invites you to submit nominations for consideration. Download and complete the Nominations Form here.

Email completed Nomination Forms to: [email protected]

Additionally, you can refer to the Suggestions for Nominators document for considerations in

developing a nomination, or the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Please direct additional questions on this page to [email protected]

Key Dates

The awards take place once per year, with nominations opening this year on May 22, 2020. Below are some key dates.

  • Nominations Open: May 28, 2020
  • Nominations Close: June 30, 2020
  • Notifications Sent to Nominees: September 2020

Award Announcement: November 5-6, 2020 [during GEO Week 2020]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Group on Earth Observations Sustainable Development Goals (GEO SDG) Awards 2020

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