GEO Week 2020

Join us for a week-long showcase on the impact of open Earth observations!

When: 2-6 November 2020

Where: Online

Last year, at the Canberra Ministerial Summit the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) hosted Ministers from GEO’s 111 Members to endorse a bold and ambitious approach to open data sharing to ensure that Earth observations benefit societies and economies. GEO Week 2020 will showcase the efforts to implement the Canberra Declaration by highlighting initiatives from GEO Members, Participating Organizations and Associates in a series of live discussions and interactive content. The GEO Highlights Report will be launched as an interactive website and PDF showcasing the impact of the GEO Work Programme with highlights from 2020.

e-shape statement at GEO WEEK 2020

"e-shape is an unique initiative under the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme that seeks to accelerate a breakthrough in the European Observation sector and serving GEO through further shaping the EuroGEO initiative. e-shape develops and promotes European EO capabilities with and for the users through a co-design approach with as a key element to bring new partners on-board.

The pilots under e-shape are useful real-world applications and this year, e-shape is on-boarding five new pilots with the aim to bring new contributors and users in GEO.

Two services have become available online. The nextSENSE service was implemented in the framework of the e-shape’s Renewable Energy Showcase and provides continuous monitoring and short-term forecasting of solar energy in real-time for Europe and North Africa. It is based on Earth Observation data (EUMETSAT’s SAF NWC, Copernicus CAMS), fast radiative transfer models (AMT, 2018), motion flow modelling techniques and high performance computing.

The Harvester Seasons was implemented in the framework of the e-shape’s Climate Showcase and provides assess conditions for forest trafficability with heavy harvesting machinery, preventing damaging of the topsoil of the forest floor. Harvesting machines weigh about 20 tons and require good bearing capacity of the terrain to avoid the machines from getting stuck.

These services and the future ones will be made available through the e-shape website and the GEO portal.”

Prof. Thierry RANCHIN

Director of Centre Observation, Impacts, Energy,

MINES ParisTech – PSL University/ARMINES

Scientific coordinator of e-shape

 More information available here


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