School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences




About the eo network




Do you want to keep up-to-date on what’s happening in Earth observation?

Are you an academic looking for collaborators, guest speakers or visiting researchers?

Are you a PhD student looking for postdocs or employment?

Are you a consultant looking to expand your network of connections?

Do you want to view seminars, symposia or tutorials on Earth observation from your desktop?


…if the answer is yes, then EONet is for you.



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About the Logo. 2


About the EONet

The Earth Observation Network  (EONet) is a virtual network of the interested and the enthusiastic.   

The EONet aims to promote the civilian use of Earth observation for the benefit of all humankind.  Our ethos is one of collaboration, sharing of expertise, and EO for all.

EONet is facilitated by a team of volunteer administrators and is hosted by the Edinburgh Earth Observatory, but operates as an independent and autonomous body.  


Join for free

Membership of EONet is free and open to all.  

There are four simple steps to becoming a member of the EON community.

One.   Bookmark our homepage.  This is where you keep in touch with your virtual community.


Two.  Sign up for the online professional networking site, LinkedIn.  This is a free networking site that allows you to keep contacts and make connections to all contacts that are 3 degrees of separation from you (i.e., all the contacts who are contacts of your contacts!).  Once you are a member of LinkedIn go to the join the EONet page.  

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You will then be able to see everyone else who is a member of EON.  You will be able to contact them individually through LinkedIn, but you will not be able to bulk-mail the members (and so, perhaps more importantly, you can be confident you won’t be spammed through being a member of this group).


Three (optional).  Download and install Skype. Skype is free software that allows you to use your computer like a telephone to make conference calls, make video calls and webcast audio, as well as live “chat” (instant messaging).   EONet uses Skype for online chat and Skypecasting during virtual conferences or workshops.   You do not need to install Skype but your functionality for EON virtual events will be greatly limited.


Four (most important).  Contribute to the community.   Volunteer to host virtual workshops and conferences.  Send in news items and press releases.  Make videos of your work then upload to Google Video or YouTube and let us know about them.  Finally, if you feel you benefit from being a member of EON and have sufficient resources, please make a donation to help maintain our no-cost membership.


About the Logo

The logo represents both a linking of different nodes and the impression of orbiting satellites.  The colours represent the different aspects of EO research:  atmospheres and oceans (blue), biosphere (green), solid Earth and geology (brown) and the cryosphere (white).  The logo seeks to emphasise that EON covers all aspects of Earth observation and that the whole (the network) is greater than the sum of its parts.


For further information please contact Iain Woodhouse.