1. Enable agencies and institutions involved in or dependent on EOS, to meet in a neutral context and location, to promote open discussion and sharing of knowledge;

  2. Identify and record current and planned activities and future EOS and derived data needs by all agencies and institutions involved in or dependent on EOS;

  3. Contribute to the periodic update of national plans for the continuity of earth observation data, for operational and research purposes (the GA and CSIRO CEODA satellite-data dependencies review documents) and the anticipated rolling review of requirements;

  4. Based on the discussion of common EOS activities, and defined gaps in data, knowledge or ability to collect and process EOS data, propose joint activities to address these issues;

  5. Identify potential duplication of EOS activities and seek remedies to reduce them and increase sharing of data, process and knowledge;

  6. Act as a forum to identify, prioritise and coordinate future multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional co-investments into ground and space-based EOS infrastructure (eg new ground reception antennas or contributed new sensors on partner space-agencies);

  7. Review and revise the 2009 Australian Strategic Plan for Earth Observations from Space from the Australian Academy of Science and Technological Sciences and Engineering for Australia;

  8. Identify training needs and higher levels skills and research leads to be used for guiding EOS activities in higher education;

  9. Establish a clear direction and pathway to government links for research in the EOS sector;

  10. To act as a coordinating and entry point for industry, government and research in Australia to EOS resources and activities;

  11. To provide reports on the above activities to the meetings or briefings for the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Government Earth Observation from Space Working Group (AGEOSWG) and to address their requirements for interacting with the EOS community.