GEO-CRADLE @ Opening Session of the MED 2018, Frascati, Italy, 11-12/12/2018

“The GEO-CRADLE Initiative: Coordination and Integration of EO Activities Accelerating the Development of Links with Copernicus & GEO/GEOSS” presented this morning by Alexia Tsouni, NOA, in the Opening Session of the MED 2018 user consultation meeting in ESA -ESRIN Frascati, Italy.

The aim of the meeting is to define a roadmap for a Mediterranean initiative within ESA’s EO Science for Society Programme Element, encompassing topics such as atmosphere, oceanography, climate andland research and applications.

The Mediterranean Sea region is surrounded by 22 countries, which together share a coastline of 46000 km. About 250 million people resides in coastal hydrological basins and a 50% population growth was reported in 20 years at the end of the 90’s.

Fragility and vulnerability of the Mediterranean system is well known and since the 70’s international efforts are ongoing to protect it. In this context, Earth Observation (EO) represents an opportunity for innovative science, applications and information services to face some of these issues as well as a potential catalyser for innovation and growth in the region.

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The presentation is available here.