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Balkan GEO Network – Towards Inclusion of Balkan Countries into Global Earth Observation Initiatives

Objective

Inclusion of all Balkan countries into GEO and their contribution to GEOSS is of great importance, since only a comprehensive EO framework can lead to better understanding and more intelligent utilization of the environmental resources, increased quality of life and faster economic development. The importance and benefits from participation in global EO initiatives have already been recognized by several Balkan countries. However, a great number of Balkan countries are still not members of GEO.

This project aims to identify existing EO-data providers and users in the wider Balkan region, to determine their status, potentials and needs, and to coordinate EO players by establishing proper interfaces and networking between them. A broad analysis of gaps and complementarities of EO activities within the region will be performed, with the emphasis on user needs in the specific context of the Balkan region.

The consortium has been carefully constituted to include key players both from EO-data provider and EO-data user communities, from all Balkan countries. Participants from other EU countries are also included to allow straightforward identification of mechanisms for leveraging, developing and coordinating EO capacity building initiatives in the region, and to ensure that the Project outcomes will be in line with the currently designed Shared Environmental Information System and with Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe.

Main outcomes of the Project will be the creation of a permanent web-based networking facility, and the design of roadmaps and recommendations for an active, coordinated and sustained participation of all Balkan countries in global EO initiatives. These outcomes will also present a contribution to GEO task CB-09-03 „Building Institutional Capacity to Use EO” and specifically to subtask CB-09-03b „Establishing Regional Capacity Building Networks“.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica 1
21000 Novi Sad
Serbia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 165 895,40
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Crnojevic (Prof.)

Participants (15)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 109 626,32
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jadran Lenarcic (Prof.)
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 112 117,82
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herwig Proske (Mr.)
SYSTHMATA YPOLOGISTIKIS ORASHS IRIDA LABS AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 114 166,22
Address
Magoula
26500 Rio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Tsagaris (Dr.)
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 112 104,02
Address
Poljicka Cesta 35
21000 Split
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roko Andricevic (Prof.)
GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 50 418,30
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Gyuris (Mr.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 46 997,90
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Herbert Haubold (Dr.)
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 51 085,02
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mani Deihimi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 38 965,80
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
AGENTIA SPATIALA ROMANA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 39 643,50
Address
Mendeleev 21-25 Sectorul 1
010362 Bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Florina Burghiu (Ms.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS GEODESY AND GEOGRAPHY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 33 491
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 3
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dimcho Solakov (Dr.)
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 29 788,80
Address
Obala Kulina Bana 7
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hamid Custovic (Prof.)
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA
Montenegro
EU contribution
€ 27 648,80
Address
Cetinjska 2
81000 Podgorica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Srđan Stanković (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETI POLITEKNIK I TIRANES
Albania
EU contribution
€ 22 662,60
Address
Sheshi Nene Tereza 4
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ibrahim Milushi (Prof.)
BALKAN FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 25 198,50
Address
Ul Vasil Gorgov Br 20/58
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dragi Pop-Stojanov (Mr.)
PROVINCIAL SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE, WATER ECONOMY AND FORESTRY, VOJVODINA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 10 379
Address
Bul.mihajla Pupina 16
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Borislav Brunet (Mr.)