EOPOWER – Earth Observation for Economic Empowerment

 

EOPOWER – Earth Observation for Economic Empowerment

The purpose of the EOPOWER project is to create conditions for sustainable economic development through the increased use of Earth observation products and services for environmental applications. This purpose serves the higher goal of effective use of Earth observation for decision making and management of economic and sustainable development processes.

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The purpose of the EOPOWER project is to create conditions for sustainable economic development through the increased use of Earth observation products and services for environmental applications. This purpose serves the higher goal of effective use of Earth observation for decision making and management of economic and  sustainable development processes.

This will be achieved through the following activities:

  1. Roadshow activities to promote the increased  use of EO products and services for environmental applications, including capacity building;
  2. Portfolio of potential EO applications for economic development and environmental management;
  3. Enhancement of the resource facility on capacity building in the GEO web portal;
  4. Establishment of local focal points (nodes) that actively promote and provide capacity building on the use of EO for environmental applications effectively and at lowcost;
  5. Explore the establishment of a high-level forum of stakeholders (resource providers, international organizations) that have an interest in EO for economic development and environmental applications;
  6. Establishment of a central feedback node that digests and shares information on incubators, innovation, successes, experiences, visibility and provides brokerage and advice on resource mobilization.
Eligibility: Geographical:
Université de Genève (Switzerland)
NOORT HARMANNUS CONRADUS PIETER (Netherlands), INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (France), CENTRUM BADAN KOSMICZNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (Poland), UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE (Czech Republic), SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL SPACE AGENCY (South Africa), CENTRE REGIONAL AFRICAIN DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE L'ESPACE (Morocco), ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS (Greece), CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (Italy), UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU (Serbia), UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (Netherlands), TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU (Turkey), INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ASTROFISICA, OPTICA Y ELECTRONICA (Mexico)
Project start year: 2013
Project end year: 2015

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological
development and demonstration under grant agreement no 603218.

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