ConnectingGEO and ENEON Workshop Week, October 10-14, 2016
During the week, the ConnectinGEO and ENEON workshops will address key issues associated with the societal benefits of Earth observations and the exploitation of Earth observation for societal policy and decision making. There will be three events (for details, see http://www.gstss.org/2016_Laxenburg):
ConnectinGEO Workshop on Gap Analysis and Prioritization (October 10-11, 2016): Providing Earth Observation Support to the Monitoring and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Gaps and Priorities: Solving complex societal issues increasingly depends on information and knowledge derived from Earth observations and in Europe a rich landscape of Earth observation networks and actors aims to collect and process the necessary observations to satisfy these information and knowledge needs. Nevertheless, there are many gaps and the goal is to identify and assess these gaps in support of decisions on which gaps to address with high priority.
ENEON Workshop (October 12-13, 2016): Building a collaborative ENEON to inform policies and actions to address complex societal issues: Many in situ networks in Europe collect valuable Earth observations, and European institutions are involved in numerous global networks. A lack of cross-domain collaboration and coordination the interaction between Earth observation communities and policy and decision makers hinders a full exploitation of the integrated observations for societal applications. ENEON aims to develop coordination and collaboration between networks, the processing, and the generation and dissemination of products to better serve the growing societal needs for environmental intelligence.
ConnectinGEO Project team meeting (October 13-14, 2016): The ConnectinGEO project meeting will review the project status and identify the final steps required to complete the project successfully. The meeting will build upon the outcomes fo the Gap Analysis and Prioritization workshop and the ENEON workshop. This meeting is restricted to ConnectinGEO partner representatives and invited guest. Please, do not register for this event is you are not in this group.