Call for Applications: GEO – Amazon Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme (Due March 31, 2019)

In December 2018, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) formally announced their partnership to provide cloud credits that facilitate the storage, process, and analysis of Earth observation data used to inform decision-making for environmental and sustainable development goals. GEO member agencies and research institutions, which are classified as developing countries by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), are eligible to apply for three-year projects that address these development goals, such as the Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Applications can be submitted for a single country (up to $60,000 of AMS cloud credits) or multiple countries (up to $100,000 of AMS cloud credits) until March 31, 2019. Final decisions will be announced by April 30, 2019, and AMS cloud credits will be applied by May 31, 2019. Please visit the GEO website to learn more about the application criteria and other frequently asked questions. For additional questions, please contact the GEO Secretariat’s Senior Scientific Advisor, Douglas Cripe.