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Meetings - Workshops \ 29-30 April 2010


4th GEO European Projects Workshop

The European Commission in collaboration with the Greek GEO Office and the support of the Mariolopoulos - Kanaginis Foundation co-organized the "4th GEO European Projects Workshop" which was held on 29th and 30th of April 2010 in Athens.

GEPW-4 will continue and extend the effort started more than one year ago to develop the collaboration between the GEO initiative and the European Commission projects on Earth Observation funded through the Framework Programme of Community Research.

The main focus of this fourth Workshop was to finalise the content of the European input to the GEO VII Plenary and Ministerial Summit in Beijing in November 2010.

The 2010 Ministerial Summit will indeed mark the mid-term of the 10-year implementation Plan of the GEOSS. At this occasion messages we give and demonstrations of the progress made will imprint themselves on the minds of our decision makers and influence their line of guidance for the future.

By the end of April, the main decisions regarding the organisation of the Ministerial Summit will have been made by the GEO Executive Committee and the GEO Ministerial Task Force. It will be the right time to further develop content and messages. The Workshop focus will therefore by very timely and a further opportunity to properly embed the EU GEO projects and the relevant EU Research Communities in the building of the GEOSS, which is one of the aims of this workshop series.

The participants of the 4th GEO European Projects Workshop. At the front row the President of the Mariolopoulos - Kanaginis Foundation Prof. C. Zerefos with the Director of Department of Environment, DG Research, Ms. Manoela Soares.

The President of the Mariolopoulos - Kanaginis Foundation Prof. C. Zerefos, Mr. Ι. Papadakis from the G.S.R.T. and the General Director of I.G.M.E. Prof. A. Georgakopoulos (right to left).


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