e-shape (EuroGEO Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe)
The Group on Earth Observation (GEO) is a partnership of 105 national governments, the European Commission and 127 participating organizations. GEO implements a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and envisions a future where decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations.
Regional GEOs were differentiated from GEO flagships and initiatives during the 2018 GEOplenary meeting in Kyoto and recognized to possess additional prominence in the GEO Work Programme. The EuroGEOSS initiative is the European regional GEO and will represent the European Caucus within GEO.
The EuroGEOSS vision is to significantly increase the benefits for Europe regarding its participation within GEO through improving user uptake of the data GEO assets generate and by harvesting the environmental information produced through the GEO flagships and initiatives. In this context, e-shape is funded by the European Commission in support of EuroGEO.
Starting date → 01 / 05 / 2019
Project information → 48 months | 54 partners | EU contribution 14 998 976.27 €.
Call (part) identifier → H2020-SC5-2018-2
Topic → SC5-15-2018 - Strengthening the benefits for Europe of the Global EarthObservation System of Systems (GEOSS) - establishing ‘EuroGEO’
Coordinator → ARMINES
EU Project Officer → Erwin Goor