GRID-Geneva has a strong network of partners around the World.

First of all, the core partners of GRID-Geneva are: the United Nations Environement Programme (UNEP), the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) that form together the GRID-Geneva partnership

GRID-Geneva also has strong links with other GRID centers around the World: GRID-Arendal, GRID Warsaw, GRID Sioux Falls, GRID Abu Dhabi and GRID Nairobi. Together with several other partners (Google, ESRI, Descartes, IBM, Yale university, WCMC, EU Joint Research Center, DHI, the European Space Agency, RADI and SPREP) indicated on the map below, they form the “One Global Partnership” supporting UNEP to transform big data into information and knowledge.


GRID-Geneva also works with other partners such as:

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  • Fondation Pacifique: born in Geneva in 2007, Fondation Pacifique is a Swiss nonprofit organisation that aims at contributing to a better understanding of the human impact on the oceans and to a greater awareness of the related sustainable development issues.
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  • World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS): it is a service of the International Association of the Cryospheric Sciences of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IACS, IUGG) as well as of the World Data System of the International Science Council (ISC, formerly ICSU) and works under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It collects standardized observations on changes in mass, volume, area and length of glaciers with time (glacier fluctuations), as well as statistical information on the distribution of perennial surface ice in space (glacier inventories).

  • Oceaneye: it is a Geneva-based non-profit association founded in 2010 that follows two main targets:
    • participate in the collective awareness of water pollution by plastics, its causes and effects
    • contribute to scientific research by conducting campaigns to collect and analyze ocean surface water samples

  • Bureau Brussels: it is a European public affairs boutique consultancy company that supports companies in managing relationships with European policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Fondation Pacifique: born in Geneva in 2007, Fondation Pacifique is a Swiss nonprofit organisation that aims at contributing to a better understanding of the human impact on the oceans and to a greater awareness of the related sustainable development issues.

  • Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR): PEDRR is a global alliance of UN agencies, NGOs and specialist institutes to form a platform for the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). PEDRR promotes scaled implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in development planning at global, national and local levels, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The partnership pools expertise to advocate for policy change and best practice in ecosystem management for DRR and CCA that is based on science and practitioners' experiences.
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