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Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS

Objective

GEO-CRADLE brings together key players representing the whole (Balkans, N. Africa and M. East) region and the complete EO value chain with the overarching objective of establishing a multi-regional coordination network that will (i) support the effective integration of existing EO capacities (space/air-borne/in-situ monitoring networks, modelling and data exploitation skills, and past project experience), (ii) provide the interface for the engagement of the complete ecosystem of EO stakeholders (scientists, service/data providers, end-users, governmental orgs, and decision makers), (iii) promote the concrete uptake of EO services and data in response to regional needs, relevant to the thematic priorities of the Call (adaptation to climate change, improved food security, access to raw materials and energy), and (iv) contribute to the improved implementation of and participation in GEO, GEOSS, and Copernicus in the region.
In this context, GEO-CRADLE lays out an action plan that starts by inventorying the regional EO capacities and user needs, which in turn leads to a gap analysis, the definition of region specific (G)EO Maturity Indicators and common priority needs. Through showcasing pilots, it demonstrates how the priorities can be tackled by the GEO-CRADLE Network, and provides the roadmap for the future implementation of GEOSS and Copernicus in the region, building on the GEO-CRADLE Regional Data Hub, which abides by the GEOSS Data Sharing Principles. To maximise the impact of GEO-CRADLE activities, well-defined Communication, Dissemination and Stakeholder Engagement strategies are proposed. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be used for the quantified assessment of the impact, identifying potential enabling or constraining factors, while pursuing realistic but also ambitious exploitation scenarios. For efficient project coordination, the project management is assisted by a regional coordination structure, and active liaison with EC, GEO and UN initiatives.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management/water management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 794 812,50

Participants (18)

DIABALKANIKO KENTRO PERIBALLONTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 208 687,50
Address
18 Loutron Str
57200 Lagadas Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 246 562,50
Address
Elhegaz St 2 Cedare Bldg Heliopolis
1057 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DETELECOMMUNICATIONS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 101 250
Address
Rouad Road Km 3 5 Telecommunication Technology City El Ghazala
2088 Ariana
Activity type
Other
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 123 875
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 80 340
Address
Ul Acad Georgi Bonchev Bl 1
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU OPTOELECTRONICA INOE 2000
Romania
EU contribution
€ 136 125
Address
Atomistilor Street 409
RO77125 Magurele
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 46 606,25
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTI PER RUAJTJEN E NATYRES SHQIPTARE SHOQATA
Albania
EU contribution
€ 47 562,50
Address
Rruga Islam Alla Pall Ivea Kati I
Tirana
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 130 453,75
Address
Pregrevica 118
11080 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 375
Address
Via A. Magliotto 2
17100 Savona
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 64 343,75
Address
Soranou Efesiou 4
115 27 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 120 437,50
Address
Sonje Marinkovic 18/1/3
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF REMOTE SENSING COMPANIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 750
Address
Rue Beranger 26
1190 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE EURISY
France
EU contribution
€ 131 493,75
Address
52 Rue Jacques Hillairet
75015 Paris
Activity type
Other
EuroGeoSurveys - EGS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 500
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36-38
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
SCHWEIZERISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER HOCHGEBIRGSKLIMA UND MEDIZIN IN DAVOS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Promenade 35
7270 Davos Platz
Activity type
Research Organisations