INVITATION: GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop, 25/05/2017, Cairo
We cordially invite you to participate in the Regional Workshop of the GEO-CRADLE Horizon2020 project (www.geocradle.eu – Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS). The event is jointly organized by the Project Coordinator National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and the Project Partner Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE). It will take place on:
May 25th 2017, from 10:00 to 16:00
Le Meridien Heliopolis Hotel
51 El-Orouba, Almazah, Cairo, Egypt
This regional workshop will focus on identifying the potential local challenges and needs that can be addressed with the Earth Observation (EO), enabling more informed decision making, while seeking solutions to enhance growth and innovation in the geo-information sector. Aiming to support knowledge sharing, capacity building and an enhanced cooperation between academia and industry, the event will also provide participants with a unique cross-sector networking opportunity. In addition, panel discussions will be complemented with information on available EU funding in the EO sector. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event and we are certain that your presence and input will greatly enrich our discussions.
Please register by filling in this form: www.eventora.com/en/Events/geo-cradle-cairo
For further information about project activities, please visit the GEO-CRADLE website at www.geocradle.eu
Dr Haris Kontoes Prof Hesham M. El-Askary
GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator, NOA GEO-CRADLE Project Partner CEDARE
Local officials, project regional and overall coordinators welcoming participants.
|09:30-10:00||Environmental Challenges and Earth Observation solutions in Egypt||
Representatives of CEDARE and GEO discuss the geo-information needs in Egypt, and present solutions offered by the two organisations.
|10:00-10:20||Keynote: GEO-CRADLE opportunities for Egypt and the region (part 1)||
Short presentation of the GEO-CRADLE project, notably its usefulness to Egyptian and regional stakeholders.
|10:20-10:35||Copernicus and GEO opportunities for Egypt and the region||
|10:35-10:50||Presentation of the GEO CRADLE networking platform||
|10:50-11:10||Q&A – Discussion|
|11:30-13:15||GEO-CRADLE opportunities for Egypt and the region (part 2)
(15 mins each speaker)
1. Access to Solar Energy
2. Adaptation to Climate Change
3. Improved Food Security – Water Extremes Management
4. Access to Raw Materials
Presentation of the pilot activities, the involvement of local stakeholders, and the expected outcome.
|13:15-13:30||Q&A – Discussion|
|14:30-16:00||Operational uses of geo-information: case studies best practices and needs
(15 mins each speaker)
|Chair: Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations, Chapman University
Presentations of concrete, hands-on case studies of end users benefiting from satellite-derived geo-information in Egypt, MENA and European countries, and expressing needs and challenges.
|16:00-17:00||Round table: how to maximise the benefits of EO in the region with investment trends in solar energy in Egypt?||Moderator: Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations, Chapman University
|17:00-17:20||Q&A – Discussion|