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GEO Work Plan Symposium 2014 Institutional and Individual Development Gregory Giuliani, Hilcea Ferreira, Andiswa Mlisa. Key 2014 Outputs.

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GEO Work Plan Symposium 2014Institutional and Individual DevelopmentGregory Giuliani, Hilcea Ferreira, Andiswa Mlisa


Key 2014 Outputs

  • Open source software for RS image processing and GIS is under development and timely made available for training and use (ILWIS, GEONETCast Toolbox, SPRING and Terra Family).

  • Improvement of coordination among capacity-building networks through the GEOSSportal.

  • Increased availability of tools and training opportunities focusing on SBAs.

  • Projects: EOPOWER, IASON, AgriCab, GEONetCast, EnerGEO, CLIMVAR, REGATTA, SEOCA, SERVIR, …


Cross-Task Activities

  • GEONETCAB Catalog: http://geonetcab.mdweb-project.org/

  • Cataloguing and searching application to discover Capacity Building resources in connection with Capacity Building Inventory Project, co-led by CEOS WGCapD , EOPOWER and IASON projects.

  • Supported by EU/FP7 EOPOWER and IASON projects

  • CSW compliant

  • Moving towards a System of Systems approach.

  • Will be presented during the CB side-event on May 1st


Cross-Task Activities


Cross-Task Activities

  • Allows discovering of:

    • Directory of resource providers;

    • Technical experts;

    • Open source software;

    • Sponsored EO resources;

    • Thematic EO product;

    • Tutorial and technical guidelines;

    • Marketing toolkit for each SBA;

    • Success stories as a reference to emphasis the good practices;

    • Trainings;

    • Funding organizations.


Evidence of the Use of Task-related Systems, Datasets, Information Products, and Services(use statistics available?)

  • Short demos

    • GEONetCab portal: http://geonetcab.mdweb-project.org

    • EnviroGRIDS portal: http://portal.envirogrids.net

    • AfroMaison Broker: http://afromaison.grid.unep.ch:8080/gi-cat/gi-portal


Policy Linkages (e.g. Conventions, Protocols, International Programmes)

  • National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations [USA]

    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/nstc_2013_earthobsstrategy.pdf

  • Belgian EO Platform

    • http://eo.belspo.be/About/Default.aspx

  • Key message: though it may not be officially recognise as a policy, without CB (institutional and individual capacity development), GEOSS will have no meet the intended mandate


Intervention needed from GEO Members and POs to Achieve 2015 Strategic Targets

  • Call upon members who have CB as an institutional mandate to join (contribute to) ID-02

  • Provision of

    • CB material, resources, events etc. to populate the CB Portal

    • information on CB activities for the CB Inventory being development by CEOS

    • CB activities to populate the performance indicators survey (or ask them to provide information somehow?)


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