CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

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
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

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)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 84 872

GEOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 156 006

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL POUR LA FORMATION ET LES ECHANGES EN GEOSCIENCES

France

EU Contribution

€ 67 514

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 36 800

BUNDESANSTALT FUER GEOWISSENSCHAFTEN UND ROHSTOFFE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 375

BEAK CONSULTANTS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 80 250

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 590

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 69 443

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 63 426

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 47 347

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 170 500

The Southern and Eastern African Mineral centre

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 85 174

UNION ECONOMIQUE ET MONETAIRE OUEST AFRICAINE

Burkina Faso

EU Contribution

€ 13 000

COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 148 037

Geological Survey and Mines

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Ministère des Mines et de l'Industrie

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 74 162

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

Zambia

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Geological Survey of Ethiopia

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

Geological Survey Department

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 35 000

Ministère des Mines et de la Géologie

Guinea

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 27 820

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212545

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 422 557,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 930 996

Coordinated by:

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France