GEO-CRADLE Istanbul Regional Workshop


Nippon Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

The Project

A Horizon 2020 funded project, GEO-CRADLE is first and foremost an exciting opportunity to interconnect a regional community of geo-information actors.

The project aims to enable a better utilisation of Earth Observation (EO) data by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders. From academic and research organisations to SME, the project seeks to connect diverse and sometimes contrasting actors, within the data value added chain.

Consortium members include 23 organisations from 16 countries within the Balkans, North Africa and Middle East regions. Together they have joined forces to establish a multi-regional coordination network.

Looking to facilitate access to various types of data, the project set-up an Open Regional Data Hub. Acting as a one-stop-shop for data and open to all, the Hub aims thus to support the development of new geo-based innovative services. The project saw also the creation of a Regional Networking Platform which brings together local and regional research institutes, public authorities and private companies. An on-going activity, the platform aims to inform registered regional stakeholders on existing capacities, complementary skills and collaboration opportunities.

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The workshop 

Taking place in Turkey’s economic, cultural and historic center the event will gather diverse organisations along the data value-added service chain. From research to market, the event will introduce the Copernicus Sentinel Data Hubs whilst showcasing GEO-CRADLE’s project pilot results and user cases with the aim of highlighting cross-sector cooperation on transversal topics such as, water management, adaptation to climate change or food security, to name a few.

The one-and-a-half day workshop will also be a great opportunity for both private and public stakeholders, to discuss transformational issues affecting the uptake and use of geo-information services.

The round table discussions will bring together confirmed operational users of EO services and data providers, as well as interested and potential users with the aim of promoting knowledge transfer and cross-sector fertilization of good practices.

Furthermore,  the event will showcase innovation incubators and Horizon2020 funding opportunities for stakeholders interested to develop geo-information services.

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National Observatory of Athens