Germany is strongly engaged in European programmes such as Copernicus and carries
out an important part of its GEOSS contributions in the context
of these European initiatives. On top, Germany participates in all the
numerous contributions of the United Nations programmes, conventions and organisations to the GEOSS.
Germany further contributes national competencies within the
area earth observation and environmental monitoring. There are many and diverse national activities contributing
elements contributing to the GEOSS.
Among these substantial work is carried out in the framework of Copernicus or EU projects, which are partly co-financed by national institutions.