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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.

Coordinator

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

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Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina

Greece

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 794 812,50

Participants (18)

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DIABALKANIKO KENTRO PERIBALLONTOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 208 687,50

CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ARAB REGION AND EUROPE

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 246 562,50

CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DETELECOMMUNICATIONS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 101 250

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 130 625

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 92 000

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 123 875

SPACE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 80 340

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR OPTOELECTRONICS

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 136 125

Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 46 606,25

INSTITUTI PER RUAJTJEN E NATYRES SHQIPTARE SHOQATA

Albania

EU Contribution

€ 47 562,50

INSTITUT ZA FIZIKU

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 130 453,75

Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 129 375

IDRYMA IATROVIOLOGIKON EREUNON AKADEMIAS ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 64 343,75

INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 120 437,50

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF REMOTE SENSING COMPANIES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 125 750

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE EURISY

France

EU Contribution

€ 131 493,75

EuroGeoSurveys - EGS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 200 500

SCHWEIZERISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER HOCHGEBIRGSKLIMA UND MEDIZIN IN DAVOS

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 690133

  • Start date

    1 February 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 030 800

  • EU contribution

    € 2 910 800

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece