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9th GEO European projects workshop



Dates: 
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 09:00 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 16:45
The Danish Meteorological Institute and the European Commission are pleased to invite you to the 9th GEO European projects workshop taking place in Copenhagen at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
The workshop will bring together European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim is to enable participants to present their work and discuss maximising benefits from the European contribution to this international effort. Its timing has been set to maximise early insight and awareness of the new GEO Implementation plan for the next decade as well as input to and awareness of Horizon 2020 work programme research activities. Building on the experience from previous GEO European Projects Workshops, and in order to fulfil GEO's ambition to provide information for decision making, it is intended to continue working towards greater involvement of the European private sector, especially SMEs, in GEO. The workshop will also focus on how various EU initiatives are connected to GEO and also explore how user engagement, priorities for private sector and flagship initiatives are foreseen to be strengthened in the next phase of GEO. The meeting is without participation fee. Participants will cover their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs. Please note that you have to register your participation electronically by 15th April 2015 at http://geo.pbe.eionet.Europa.eu. Places will be allocated on a first past the post if capacity is exceeded, taking into account also contributions to the workshop. Splinter sessions on the first day will allow those active in GEO to present their work accomplishments or plans. The organisers would like the splinter interventions to be clustered around one of 6 topics. 1. GEO Infrastructures, Architecture and Data Management 2. GEO Capacity Building for Sustainable Development 3. Thematic Focuses on Marine Information systems & sustainable agriculture-food security 4. Contributions to other GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas 5. GEOSS and Copernicus: new initiatives 6. Citizens contributions to GEOSS
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