According to the Observatory : "The linguasphere is the planetary continuum of the living and written voices of humankind, embracing all languages __and all systems for the recording and communication of knowledge. In preserving and transmitting the common heritage of all we have learned, the linguasphere has enabled our species to construct through the centuries a collective home around our plurilingual planet, under the roof of spoken and written languages, arts and sciences, sports and the law. The achievement of an orbital linguasphere at the beginning of the 21st century has at last offered the keys of this common home to the whole of humankind."
The central mission of the Observatory and its Linguasphere Register is to maintain an increasingly accurate framework of reference, in order to facilitate the creative navigation and collective development of the linguasphere in the context of the planet, of international organisations and of national states.
The furthering of this mission by the Observatory and its Register will depend on the participation of speakers of different languages in the task of refining and continuously up-dating the Register as a transnational public service.