e-shape at GEO Week 2022

e-shape project, once again, left its mark on the GEO Week 2022 held in Ghana-Accra.

On the 1st of November, Dr. Haris Kontoes from the National Observatory of Athens showcased, during the side event: Earth Observation and Health: Early Warning Systems and beyond!, the award winning from the EIC, pilot EYWA - EarlY WArning System for Mosquito-Borne Diseases with a special focus on the main objective of the e-shape pilot to expand and extend the EYWA system capabilities to non-European territories (Ivory Coast - Africa, Thailand-Asia).

This side-event of 1.5 hours on Earth Observation and Health, was organized by the European Commission with support of the GEO Health Community of Practice/EO4Health. 

The event aimed to explore the opportunities Earth observation offers for health, targeting the holistic “One Health” domain and with the intend to deliver messages contributing to GEO Post 2025. Particular emphasis was given to early warning systems – fitting within the GEO priority targeting EWEA (Early Warning Early Action). This side-event tackled both Early Warning (following the solutions under the EIC Horizon Prize on Early Warning for Epidemics) and Early Action. 

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Furthermore, our partners Marie Francoise Voidrot and Lionel Menard with their presentation entitled “Ongoing Efforts by the Data Working Group on advancing Data Sharing and Data Management principles”, had an impactful participation on the 31st of October, at the session “Open data policies global overview and focus in Africa”.

The adoption of data sharing and open data policies in the African continent is not fully implemented. This side event constituted the occasion to fully focus on the African continent and identify further steps with respect to understand and promote these important GEO Principles.

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