News & Events
FP7 Specific Program Collaboration
"Earth Observation under priority 6 Environment"
15th January 2007
Centre A.Borschette - Rue Froissard 36, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
In January 2007 the first call for proposals will
be launched in the framework of the THEME 6 "ENVIRONMENT - INCLUDING
CLIMATE CHANGE" - Specific Program
, the 7th
RTD Framework Programme. Within 6.4.1.
Sub-activity Earth and
ocean observation systems and monitoring methods for the environment
and sustainable development
the 'Management of natural resources'
unit organises an information day on the15th January 2007 in Brussels.
The topics which will be dealt with during this information day
are those in the following areas:
- Integration of European activities within Global Earth Observation
- Cross-cutting research activities relevant to GEO,
- Earth Observation activities in emerging areas,
- Developing capacity building activities in the domain of earth
observation in developing countries.
The aim of the Information Day is to present the
Earth Observation research sub-activity to various stakeholder groups
and explicit its content through a debate with the participants.
The sub-activity is a new research domain introduced under FP7 with
respect to FP6 and it is expected that the information day will
raise the awareness of the research community in this domain. Also
for many of the areas under the sub-activity it is a prerequisite
to involve international partners in the projects. The information
day will be a good opportunity to draw the attention of the potential
international participants from the Earth observation research domain.
The info day will include also the presentation of other Earth Observation
related activities conducted by the Commission services (GMES, Support
to Research Infrastructure, INFSO and INSPIRE), in order to clarify
the complementarities between those activities.
The event is also an occasion for presenting initial
ideas relevant to this field of research and for facilitating the
formation of consortia willing to present proposals for the first
FP7 call. Participants will be given the possibility to make short
statements or PowerPoint presentations (max. 5 min). In case you
intend to use this opportunity, you are kindly asked to send the
electronic version of your presentation together with the registration
form to the above-indicated address before the deadline (22nd December
2006). Due to the time limit, only few of these abstracts will be
presented during the Infoday, the rest will be published on the
The deadline for the coming expressions of interest
will be the 22nd of December 2006.
There will be no registration fee; participants
have to pay their own travel, subsistence and accommodation costs.
Because of the limited space (max. 180 participants), reservation
will be made on a first come-first serve basis. More information
on the Info Day (agenda, list of participants, call text, presentations,
statements, etc.) will be published on this the website. You are
kindly asked to use the linked registration form and return it by
electronic means to Mrs.
For questions about the registration please contact: