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Earth Observation for Economic Empowerment

Objective

The purpose of the EOPOWER project is to create conditions for sustainable economic development through the increased use of Earth observation products and services for environmental applications. This purpose serves the higher goal of effective use of Earth observation for decision making and management of economic and sustainable development processes.

This will be achieved through the following activities:

1. Roadshow activities to promote the increased use of EO products and services for environmental applications, including capacity building;
2. Portfolio of potential EO applications for economic development and environmental management;
3. Enhancement of the resource facility on capacity building in the GEO web portal;
4. Establishment of local focal points (nodes) that actively promote and provide capacity building on the use of EO for environmental applications effectively and at low-cost;
5. Explore the establishment of a high-level forum of stakeholders (resource providers, international organizations) that have an interest in EO for economic development and environmental applications;
6. Establishment of a central feedback node that digests and shares information on incubators, innovation, successes, experiences, visibility and provides brokerage and advice on resource mobilization.

This will result in the output presented below:

1. Opportunities created for economic development, in particular in developing countries;
2. Key international economic development processes identified that require environmental information and mechanisms to develop them in a sustainable fashion;
3. Local communities and authorities have received capacity building and are able to collaborate with international development programs, use environmental EO information and products, and engage resource providers;
4. Mechanism established to market and exploit EO applications for the creation of new innovative products and support services.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 144 310,80
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Ray (Dr.)

Participants (12)

NOORT HARMANNUS, CONRADUS PIETER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 89 000
Address
Oostelijke Handelskade 831
1019 BW Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Noort (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 102 378
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Desconnets (Dr.)
CENTRUM BADAN KOSMICZNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 78 003
Address
Bartycka 18 A
00 716 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Kotarba (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Premysl Stych (Dr.)
SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Mark Shuttleworth Street, Enterprise Building, Innovation Hub
0087 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dan Matsapola (Mr.)
CENTRE REGIONAL AFRICAIN DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE L'ESPACE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 54 356
Address
Avenue Ibn Sina - Ecole Mohammadia D'ingénieurs
10106 Agdal Rabat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Abderrahmane Touzani (Prof.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 502
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paolo Mazzetti (Dr.)
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 71 525
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vesna Crnojevic-Bengin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 73 996
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bert Boer (Mr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ASTROFISICA OPTICA Y ELECTRONICA
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 47 465,20
Address
Luis Enrique Erro 1 Sta Maria Tonantzintla
72840 San Andres Cholula
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergio Camacho (Dr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 76 505
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aziz Koru (Mr.)