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African-European Georesources Observation System

Objective

Africa, the largest single component of the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of States, despite its huge potential for development through both human and georesources, suffers in many places from poverty and underdevelopment. The sustainable use of its resources is a key issue, not only for development of the African countries, but also for the world’s future. Over the coming decades, these issues are likely to play an ever-increasing role due to the world’s growing population, rapid urban development and the rising demand for better infrastructure and services. The sustainable use of georesources requires a knowledge based on data, information and expertise. Thus, the availability, traceability, accessibility and processing using GIS technologies of heterogeneous data from multiple sources is essential. Such processing requires a qualified and experienced personnel and the definition of strategies for capacity building and training. In view of this situation, a recognised need has emerged for a shared, distributed, Internet-linked georesources observation system, based on open standards and interoperability developments, as a contribution to the sustainable development of African countries. The Support Action is the preparatory phase needed to design the African-European Georesource Observation System (AEGOS) capable of hosting and providing access to Africa’s geological resources, including groundwater, energy, raw materials and mineral resources. Its objectives are to define: i) operational procedures for data management (Spatial Data Infrastructure, metadata and data specification), ii) user-oriented products and services including the preparation of innovative spin off projects based on AEGOS and an evaluation of the input of Interoperability and interdisciplinary in support of GEOSS iii) the African- European partner network, iv) a geoscience contribution to GEOSS, in the context of INSPIRE

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 393 680
Administrative Contact
Marc Urvois (Dr.)

Participants (22)

CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 84 872
Address
Klarov 3/131
11821 Prague 1
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dana Capova (Dr.)
GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 156 006
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02151 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Terhi Immonen (Ms.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL POUR LA FORMATION ET LES ECHANGES EN GEOSCIENCES
France
EU contribution
€ 67 514
Address
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45065 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Pinard (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 36 800
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hervé Michel (Mr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 375
Address
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Soldan (Mr.)
BEAK CONSULTANTS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Am St Niclas Schacht 13
09599 Freiberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Barth (Dr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 590
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lynne Riley (Ms.)
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 69 443
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marek Graniczny (Prof.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 63 426
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Letitre (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 47 347
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649-038 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gabriel Luis (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 170 500
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arminda Machado (Dr.)
The Southern and Eastern African Mineral centre
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 85 174
Address
Kunduchi Beach Area
Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ketema Tadesse (Mr.)
UNION ECONOMIQUE ET MONETAIRE OUEST AFRICAINE
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 13 000
Address
Rue Agostino Neto 380
N/A Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abdoulaye Kone (Mr.)
COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 148 037
Address
280 Pretoria Street- Silverstone
0127 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luc Chevallier (Mr.)
Geological Survey and Mines
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Johnstone Street 21-29
9 Entebbe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
John Odida (Mr.)
Ministère des Mines et de l'Industrie
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 74 162
Address
Avenue André Peytavin 122 Bis
4037 RP Dakar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Moussa Sylla (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA
Zambia
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Great East Road Campus
10101 Lusaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Imasiku Anayawa Nyambe (Prof.)
Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Address

2302 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shiferaw Ayele (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Dar Es Salaam
- Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simon Louis Angulile Mwansasu (Mr.)
Geological Survey Department
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Seventh Avenue 6
M80 Accra
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Agyei Duodu (Mr.)
Ministère des Mines et de la Géologie
Guinea
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Immeuble Ofab-cbg
Conakry
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fatoumamata Camara (Ms.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 27 820
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Ninane (Mr.)