Start: Wednesday 7th December 2022
End: Friday 9th December 2022
Location: Electra Palace Hotel Athens, Greece
This year's annual EuroGEO workshop is titled ‘Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO’. The event will take place in Athens, Greece between 7th - 9th December 2022. National governments, participating organisations, and the European Commission will gather for discussions and to exchange knowledge for the purpose of contributing towards EuroGEO.
This year's workshops will focus on preparing for future EuroGEO developments in alignment with European progress achievements and new requirements. The event will also aim to organise and strengthen its efforts for the roadmap of GEO post 2025.
The main objectives of this workshop include; looking for synergies across projects and initiatives, offering networking opportunities to the participants, identifying opportunities to work under a nexus approach, pursuing more dynamic collaboration among regional GEOs, designing effective regional governance activating national mechanisms, moving faster towards operationalisation with and for the end-users, and reflecting on global (G)EO trends and GEO Week 2022.
Multiple Iliad partners will represent Iliad by contributing their knowledge during the parallel session below. Iliad will add value through its focus on innovation and end-users, both in public and private organisations. This is in alignment with the GEO strategy which has started to have industry tracks and engagement with the private sector.
Parallel Session: The role of ocean observations for Digital Twins of the Ocean
- Digital Twins of the Ocean and ocean observation needs (The EU Digital Twin Ocean vision, EDITO Infra and Model Lab, Iliad)
- Ocean Observing in Europe (The European Ocean Observing System (EOOS), Towards an improved European observing system: lessons from the EUROSEA H2020 project., Observing requirements and decision-making tools to support a Sustainable Blue Economy)
- Panel Discussion
Key speakers include:
- Zoi Konstantinou - Policy Officer, European Commission DG-MARE
- Alain ArnaudDirector - Digital Ocean Department, Mercator Ocean International
- Ute Brönner - SINTEF Ocean
- Inga Lips - Secretary General, EuroGOOS
- Toste Tanhua or Georges Petithakis
- Emilio Campana -National Research Council, Italy / Sustainable Blue Ocean Partnership