Expandeo & FIRE Forum and Awards 2022

EARSC, has the pleasure to invite you to EXPANDEO & FIRE Forum 2022, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies Annual Conference where the European Earth Observation companies get the chance to learn about different market opportunities, in different sectors, while growing their business through networking and other interactive sessions.  The FIRE Forum 2022 will bring together key representatives from six user communities key sectors – agriculture, energy, infrastructure, marine, raw materials and urban development, EO service providers and institutional actors to discuss the […]

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Afigéo (FR) News: GeoDataDays @ Poitiers

“The French Association for Geographic Information (Afigéo) is the professional community that federates 200 members from public, private and academic actors of Geodata in France. A key player in geographic information at the national level, Afigéo supports the development of the Geodata industry. It plays a central role in the relations between territorial platforms, the needs or uses of territories and the institutional level. With the relaunch of the National Council for Geolocalised Information (CNIG) and the partnership with Ecolab, […]

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ageoBOX – fostering learning with geospatial technologies

The Austrian GI umbrella organization ‘ageo’ recognizes and prioritizes the exposure of next generation professionals to geospatial technologies. While it is unanimously accepted that these tools increasingly are at the core of societal progress and business innovation, their presence in secondary education leaves much to be desired. With the aim of lowering the hurdles for pupils and teachers alike, ageo designs and develops a set of online teaching & learning resources. The ’box’ metaphor in ageoBOX alludes to a ‘kit’ […]

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Happy Green 2022!

Dear EUROGI member, dear EUROGI supporter, Moving towards the end of 2021, the EUROGI Executive Committee members would like to take the opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Year 2022. Despite the pandemic, 2021 has been a very active year for us. We had many working sessions, submitted project proposals, held two very successful General Board meetings and a most stimulating seminar in Amsterdam, where we started a close collaboration with the Geospatial […]

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Education and Capacity Building at BEGEO October 2021 by AMFM BeLux

The Education and Capacity Building track started with a morning session chaired by Danny Vandenbroucke (KU Leuven). The session was briefly introduced by Hans Breemersch, President of EUROGI. Peter Zeil from Spatial Services GmbH explained the idea of developing a Copernicus Academy Hub for sharing knowledge, stimulate innovation and outreach in the EO*GI sector (CopHub.AC). Danny Vandenbroucke from KU Leuven presented the results of the EO4GEO Sector Skills Alliance including a Body of Knowledge, a tool ecosystem and method for […]

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Succesful Geograma workshop on Copernicus data

The workshop about the uses of Copernicus data was held last November 4, 2021, and took place online. It was organised by Geograma on behalf of EUROGI, in the framework of the e-shape project . The workshop gathered a wide range of stakeholders and its main objective was to promote four previously selected e-shape pilots, bringing together potential end user groups in Spain, and to get involvement from relevant members of these groups, involving potential developers in the Earth Observation […]

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Join EARSC’s workshop on Copernicus

In The (virtual) SeBS Results Workshop on 18th and 19th November, we shall tell the story of how Copernicus is delivering value to European citizens. The monetary benefit is clearly important and of strong interest but often it is other types of benefit, for example for the environment, which are more important. Each of the 25 case studies, which have been analysed by the SeBS team, will be presented by some of its key stakeholders to inform participants of the […]

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COP26 “atmosfair” EUROGI action

During COP26, EUROGI confirms its commitment to a more sustainable world. Following our participation in the GeoSpatial World Forum in Amsterdam, we decided to offset the carbon footprint of our presence at this event (flights, meeting rooms, meals, hotel nights, …) in collaboration with the specialised company www.atmosfair.de . Some may rightly say that this is a drop in the ocean… we say that if other associations and organisations join us, there will be a snowball effect. We started this […]

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Amsterdam, 21 October 2021: EUROGI and EUROGEO join forces

During the EUROGI General Board Meeting, embedded in the 2021 edition of the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam, our sister organisation EUROGEO, solemnly confirmed its willingness to embrace a close cooperation with us. Their proposal to join EUROGI was well received by our General Board. The respective Executive Committees will analyse the specifics of this cooperation and will envisage membership, reciprocity, and other paths, leading to an optimal alliance. In this picture, Harry Rogge, EUROGEO’s Vice-President, offers a gift symbolising […]

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Join EUROGI at GWF

We have the pleasure to announce you that since this year EUROGI is a strategic partner to the Geospatial World Forum. Come and join us on Friday 22 October 2021, from 9.30 – 14.00 CEST for the session “Beyond SDIs, What comes next?”. If you are already at the GWF just come to Building 43 – Le Corbusier room, to be part of these exciting discussions. Not around in Amsterdam? On simple demand, secretariat@eurogi.org sends you the Teams link, to […]

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Cavtat (HR), 4 September 2021 CLGE and EUROGI consider a closer cooperation

Daria Cornea presented the European Umbrella Organisation for Geoinformation EUROGI to the CLGE Executive Board gathered in Cavtat (HR). The board understood that both organisations would benefit from closer collaboration and talks for a Memorandum of Understanding can begin. First ideas would be to increase the cooperation between respective members’ members and to consider taking part on common projects.

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The UNINFO standard for Geographic Information professional profiles.

Last summer, UNINFO – ICT technologies and applications, the standardization body federated with UNI, published the UNI 11621-1:2017 standard that establishes the general criteria for the definition of professionals working in the geographic information field by identifying their distinguishing set of knowledge, skills and competences.  At the time of publication of this standard, the maintenance, updating and evolution of the skills necessary for the professional activity of the GI professional were not the subject of any specific training and/or certification […]

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How can we unlock a human-centric simulation for a better urban future?

Our built environment is more than a 3D-space – it is dynamic and full of movement. Constant, daily fluctuations change the way we move or make use of services. The fifth WDBE2021 Community Session will explore the potential of geospatial digital twins in its journey to unlock urban supersensing. The benefits of the digital twins are becoming increasingly apparent in Smart urban design as these tools increase efficiency and data-driven decisions. With knowledge, we can understand our movement and behaviour, […]

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EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2021

Register to EARSC’s annual event EXPANDEO & FIRE FORUM 2021! Please make sure to register here to save your seat: https://expandeo.earsc.org/ You can discover the agenda here and the speakers here.  This year’s EXPANDEO conference will be particularly exciting because we are hosting the 1st FIRE FORUM!The FIRE FORUM will pinpoint current and future opportunities for Earth Observation uptake in six sectors: Agriculture, Energy (wind), Infrastructure, Marine, Raw materials and Urban development During EXPANDEO we will expand the discussions to include business and user representatives from other sectors such as Oil & […]

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EUROGI organises a thematic afternoon session for all members – 25.05.2021 – 2.00-5.30

Members of the EUROGI member associations are warmly welcome at the Spring thematic afternoon session, organised after its General Board Meeting taking place in the morning. Due to the circumstances, this is event is fully online. The thematic session has three major components, organised in dynamic panel discussions: Beyond SDI, Facilitator: Vice-President Bruce McCormack (IE) Women in GI, Facilitator: Vice-President Monica Sebillo (IT) Members Interaction, Facilitator: Treasurer Maurice Barbieri (CH) Ask your registration link here.

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Professor Ian Masser

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Professor Ian Masser. Over many decades Ian was a tireless communicator of the undoubted benefits of collecting, organising and using geospatial information.  As an excellent educator, author, innovator, colleague and inspiration to both students and many others in the geospatial information community and beyond, he stands out as a truly great role model.  From 1999 to 2003 Ian was the President of EUROGI.  During his time as President one of […]

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Focus Group ‘Women in GI’

Dear EUROGI members and sympathizers, Women in GI is a Policy Focus Group in EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (www.eurogi.eu), which has two main goals: Firstly, to provide an opportunity for women currently in the European geospatial sector to network and make contacts, and to share experiences; Secondly, to develop policy positions which can be used by EUROGI and possibly other organisations if they wish to promote gender equality within their own organisations, the European Union, Europe […]

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EUROGI Strategic Framework 2020-2024

>>> Access / download document! The EUROGI Executive Committee (January 2019) and subsequently EUROGI’s General Board (April 2019) agreed to initiate a major re-orientation and reframing of EUROGI in order to substantially increase its value for its members and for the overall European geospatial community. It was agreed that this process would be based on goals accepted by the members and would follow a well-structured process developed by a dedicated task team established by the Executive Committee. The strategy development […]

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“Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“

This spring has been passing 25 years since the establishment of EUROGI. We would like to specifically mark this with the event “Horizon 2030 – Visions and Challenges in GI“ on April 5 in Brussels, where we expect an interesting discussion of the challenges of European GI sector in the next decade from various aspects. Kindly invited! DRAFT PROGRAM and REGISTRATION

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