GEO-CRADLE at GEO-XIV Plenary, 23-27/10/2017, Washington D.C.
GEO-CRADLE participates in the GEO-XIV Plenary in the following sessions:
Tuesday 24 October 2017
16:30-18:00 – GEO in ACTION – Continental A – Demonstration
Presenter: Dr Haris Kontoes
Abstract: GEO in Action will focus to showcase all the various applications built using GCI components such GEO DAB APIs and GCI EO Open data and thus emphasizing the value of the GCI for Decision making.
Organizers: GEO Secretariat
Contact: Paola De Salvo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
15:30-17:30 – AfriGEOSS: Strengthening partnerships with African Diaspora on Earth Observations – Meridian B – Side Event
Presenter: Prof. Hesham M. El-Askary
Abstract: The AfriGEOSS Initiative aims to improve the uptake of Earth Observations in decision-making in Africa. Its Action Areas include data and infrastructure for improved access to data; individual and institutional capacity development; addressing user needs and applications in areas such as water resource management, food security and agriculture, sustainable urban development and forest management, and climate services and adaptation. To achieve this goal, AfriGEOSS recognizes the need for strengthened intra-continental and international collaborations. The role of the Diaspora is deemed critical in ensuring sustained international partnerships.
The side event will raise awareness on the AfriGEOSS Initiative and explore the emerging synergy between existing programmes such as the Cube/Nano satellites, African Space Programme and the growth in national Space Programs, Geospatial Technology & Education in African countries. It will provide a much-needed forum for cross-collaboration among Researchers and Educators from Africa and partners in the Diaspora with a particular focus on advancing uptake of EO through the AfriGEOSS initiative. The outcomes will outline potential areas of collaboration between African institutions and the Diaspora in realizing the use of Earth observations in achieving the 2063 African Union agenda and the 2030 sustainable development agenda.
Organizers: AfriGEOSS and City University of New York
For more information about the event please visit the official site of GEO.
PRESENTATIONS & REPORT ON GEO-CRADLE’S PRESENCE AT GEO WEEK 2017
Dr. Haris Kontoes presented the GEO-CRADLE Regional Data Hub (RDH) using GEO DAB APIs in the demonstration GEO in ACTION on 23/10.
Prof. Eyal Ben-Dor made a presentation on the role of soil spectral library for the food security issue in the side event “Open geo data to achieve food security and sustainable agriculture for SDG 2030” on 23/10.
Prof. George Zalidis presented “Monitoring Inland Water Quality based on Earth Observation Data towards reporting of the SDG Indicator 6.3.2 Ambient Water Quality” at SDG 6: “Clean Water and Sanitation in the side event Earth Observations in Service of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” on 24/10.
Ms. Mónica Miguel-Lago presented the methodological aspects for assessing regional EO maturity in the side event From Data to Decisions to Impact – New Practices in Capacity Building for Earth Observations on 24/10.
Prof. Hesham El-Askary shared the successful example of the Dynamical Solar Atlas of Egypt in the side event AfriGEOSS: Strengthening partnerships with African Diaspora on Earth Observations on 24/10.