2nd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop, 20-21 October 2014, Athens
BEYOND has the honor to announce the organization of the second South- Eastern Europe GEO Workshop on “Integrating Earth Observation Data and Services for monitoring the Environment, protecting the citizens and stimulating the regional economic growth” focused on North Africa, Middle East and Balkan Regions.
The aims of the Symposium include the presentation of BEYOND as well as related GEO-GEOSS activities. Representatives from the North Africa, Middle East and Balkan Peninsula Countries will present the current status of Earth Observation-based services for natural disasters in their countries as well as the human potential, infrastructures and institutions capacities. A Round table Discussion will be held as to evaluate the needs, the gaps and the capabilities on Monitoring the Environment and Protecting the Citizens. This workshop is expected to enhance the collaboration among the SE European countries in Earth Observations and natural disasters and create a network of scientists.
The vision for this Workshop was born by the clear need for a regional centre for disaster monitoring using remote sensing means, which will be based on initiatives such as BEYOND, providing products and services mainly for south-eastern Europe, including the Balkan countries.