Promoting awareness and benefits of GEOSS in the scientific and technological communities in order to engage the research community in GEO and GEOSS with the goal to achieve breakthroughs in the understanding of the Earth's changing environment and global integrated Earth system. The scientific community should collaborate within GEO to address interactions between the components of the global integrated Earth system, and connect natural and socioeconomic sciences.
Activities will include: Forming links with major scientific research enterprises in each societal benefit area. Actively encourage relevant scientists and technical experts to contribute to GEOSS in a truly participatory way. Reach out to the world's diverse scientific and technological communities and make GEOSS more visible and attractive to them. Contact universities and laboratories to involve them in GEOSS activities. Organize a GEO presence at major symposia and other meetings, for example through plenary presentations or side events.