Spatial planning and geoinformation services for regional development

Debrecen, Hungary

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09:00-09:15     Welcome and introductions

Zoltan Balogh, Head of Unit, Észak-Alföld Regional Development Agency
Teodora Secara, User Programme Coordinator, Eurisy

09:15-09:30   Location and geo-information in decision-making &public       service delivery

Peter Hargitai and Zoltán Zboray, Representatives of HUNSPACE, Hungarian Space Cluster
Gabor Remetey, Secretary-general, Hungarian Association for Geo-information (HUNAGI)

09:30-10:45     Good practice and use case examples 

Representatives of regional administrations and SMEs share their experience in using satellite applications operationally.

Innovative public service: air quality information service in Islington
Paul Clift, Islington Council, UK

Regional territorial planning across borders: CentropeMap
Manfred Schrenk, CORP Competence Center of Urban and Regional Planning (Austria/Slovakia)

Solar power potential assessment on Debrecen Roofs
Szilard Szabo, Institute for Geosciences, University of Debrecen

Management of the world heritage caves in the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovakian Karst Regions
Istvan Bagi, Geogold Karpatia Environmental Consulting

Establishment of an integrated National Data Infrastructure in Serbia
Jelena Matic Varenica, Geodetic Authority of the Republic of Serbia


10:45-11:00     Coffee break

11:00-12:55     Presentations and discussion: boosting regional competitiveness using geo-information and location-based services

Stakeholders will discuss the usefulness of geoinformation services, and the ways in which they could be implemented relying on regional assets and capabilities.

Gabor Remetey, Secretary-general, Hungarian Association for Geo-information (HUNAGI)

Antal Ferenc Kovacs, EC DG JRC Danube, Digital Earth and Reference Data unit for Hungary
video on Danube Reference Data and Services Infrastructure – 

Zoltan Balogh, Észak-Alföld Regional Development Agency, Hungary

Szilard Szabo, Institute for Geosciences, University of Debrecen

Orsolya Gregán, Director, INNOVA Agency, Eszak Alfold, Hungary

12:55-13:00     Conclusions (see synthesis of discussions)

13:00-14:00     Lunch



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Co-financed by the ERDF – Made possible by the INTERREG IVC Programme

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