e-shape at GEO Symposium 2021 | 21-24 June

The theme of this year’s symposium is Strengthening inclusive partnerships across the GEO Work Programme (GWP).

The aim of the Symposium is to share successful practices and identify ways to accelerate the delivery of products and solutions to address environmental and societal challenges. The symposium will be held from 21 to 24 June 2021.

Topics covered during the symposium include:

  • EO solutions for the GEO Engagement Priorities including Climate Action, Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development, and Urban Resilience;
  • EO solutions related to pandemic/epidemic planning, response, and recovery;
  • Technologies and methods for enhancing discovery, access, analysis, and use of data and information, including analysis-ready data, data cubes, and data/knowledge platforms;
  • Approaches for facilitating the equitable collection, sharing, and re-use of EO data, including consideration of data principles and ethics, in situ data, and emerging data sources such as citizen science; and
  • Recent efforts to develop a diverse, inclusive, and supportive GEO community where everyone has the opportunity to participate and benefit.
  • GEO community development, including, engagement with the commercial sector, resource mobilization, communications, and capacity development.

e-shape is participating in several parallel and spotlight sessions:

Find us at:

Parallel sessions

Monday 21 | 14:30 - 15:30 CEST

 - Earth observation operational services through the e-shape project

Tuesday 22 | 9:00 -10:00 CEST

- e-shape Climate Showcase

- In situ data for Agricultural Monitoring

Wednesday 23 | 18:00-18:30CEST

- Evolving GEOSS Data Sharing and Data Management Principles: A view on implementation and benefits 

Thursday 24 | 13:00-14:00 CEST

- EuroGEO contributions to disaster resilience

Spotlight sessions

Tuesday 22 | 10:00 -10:30 CEST

- OGC Earth Observation Cloud Platform Concept Development Study and resources federation efforts.

Wednesday 23 | 18:00-18:30 CEST

- Green Paper: faster uptake of Earth Observation

- Data cubes - a key technology for EO data exploration

  • Also, you will find us at ERA-PLANET session “A contribution from ERA-PLANET to demonstrate Earth Observation operational services for shaping cost-effective strategies to support policy makers and stakeholders” on Wednesday, 24th of June, 13:00-14:00 CEST.

ERA-PLANET though its SMURRBS and iGOSP projects is contributing to the e-shape project (https://e-shape.eu) which is aimed to power user-oriented applications that stakeholders and policy makers may use. Within the E-Shape project the contribution from SMURBS and iGOSP is focused on a dedicated Showcase on Health Surveillance and specifically through three pilots, EO-based surveillance of mercury pollution, EO-based surveillance of POPs pollution and EO-based pollution-health risks profiling in the urban environment, which are addressed to provide (by the end of e-Shape project) mature market-oriented applications for co-designing policy-oriented socio-economic scenarios.

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