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Summer/Winter Schools @ GEOSS. Peter Zeil Centre for Geoinformatics Z_GIS, Salzburg University GEO Capacity Building Committee Meeting Hannover February 13-14 2008. Introduction. GMOSS UN-SPIDER Concept Examples (2005,2006,2007) The offer (2008,2009).

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summer winter schools @ geoss

Summer/Winter Schools @ GEOSS

Peter Zeil

Centre for Geoinformatics Z_GIS, Salzburg University

GEO Capacity Building Committee Meeting Hannover February 13-14 2008

  • Concept
  • Examples (2005,2006,2007)
  • The offer (2008,2009)
gmoss global monitoring for security and stability

GMOSS – Global Monitoring for Security and Stability

Hans-Joachim Lotz-Iwen (DLR)

GMOSS Dissemination WorkshopEuropean Commission October 2nd , 2007

objectives of gmoss
Objectives of GMOSS
  • The main objective of Networks of Excellence is the integration of research
  • The objectives of the NoE GMOSS in the framework of GMES are:
    • To gather European experts from different backgrounds in the field of remote sensing and security (Research, Politics, Military, Industry)
    • To define and to perform a joint work programmefocused on RS data analysis, benchmarking of methods, and socio-political background analysis
    • To constitute a durable platform for the exchange of information
    • To initiate support for customers/end users, in particular for operational services in the context of GMES
    • To trigger new fields of research
gmoss basic figures
GMOSS – basic figures

Instrument Network of Excellence

Name GMOSS Global Monitoring for Security and Stability

Funding Space Priority

Duration 48 monthsStart 2004-Mar-01End 2008-Apr-29

Budget 6 Mio €

Coordinator DLR

Partners 22 (24) contractors from 11 countries

Associates 13 partners from 6 countries

Staff > 150 researchers involved ~ 76 registered researchers ~ 26 registered PhD students

working structure of gmoss

Partner ntegration

Integration of research activities

Training + Commun.


Treaty monitoring

Early warnings

Population + borders

Infrastructure + Damage Assessm..

Working structure of GMOSS



Security concepts

Generic tools

Feature recognition

Training measures

Test cases

Scenario analysis

Data integr.+ visual.

Public outreach


Respond. to crisis

Issues & priorities

Change detection

Standards + benchmarking

Sharing infrastructure

Staffing exchange


General Assembly A/RES/61/110

  • The United Nations General Assembly agreed to establish the “United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)” as a programme within the United Nations to provide universal access to all types of space-based information and services relevant to disaster management by:
    • being a gateway to space information for disaster management support;
    • serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management and space communities; and
    • being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening.

General Assembly A/RES/61/110

  • Mission statement: “Ensure that all countries have access to and develop the capacity to use all types of space-based information to support the full disaster management cycle”.



UN SPIDER Activities (A/AC.105/894)

  • A Gateway to Space-based Information for Disaster Management Support
      • Compilation of Information
      • Access to Information
      • Awareness Raising
      • Outreach Activities
      • Regional and Country Profiles
  • A Bridge to Connect the Disaster Management and Space Communities
      • 6. Support to Communities of Practice (CoP)
      • 7. Knowledge Management and Transfer
      • 8. Platform for Fostering Alliances
  • A Facilitator of Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening
      • 9. Support to National Activities
      • 10. Support to Establishing National Planning and Policies
      • 11. Support to Capacity Building


UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting

Building Upon the Network of Regional Support Offices

February 7- 9 2008

Schloss Leopoldskron

Salzburg / Austria

the summer school concept


Introduction to

concepts and


Practicals &



Group work






The Summer School Concept

one week Summer School


Number of Participants 23

Female 10

Countries 14


Number of Participants 22

Female 8

Countries 11


Number of Participants 22

Female 8

Countries 11

support organisation
Support organisation


  • web-services
    • dissemination
    • registration
contribution to scientific program
contribution to scientific program


  • projects
    • CB activities
    • CB funds


  • ITC DM School
Contribution to
  • CB-07-02 (in Brazil 2008 and Morocco 2009)
  • CB....