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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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Key 2014 outputs

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


Key 2014 outputs

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

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 activities1

Cross-Task Activities


Cross task activities2

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.


Key 2014 outputs

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

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

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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