3rd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop

4th June- Monday

09:00 - 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 - 09:35 Opening remarks 

09:35 – 10:15 Setting the stage

Moderator: Dr. George Zalidis, Director, Interbalkan Environment Center (I-BEC)

Haris Kontoes, Project Coordinator, Research Director, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) - Promoting GEOSS and Copernicus in BAMENA: the GEO-CRADLE project

Gilles Ollier, Head of Sector on Earth Observation, European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (EC) -The Euro-GEOSS initiative and its relevance to South-Eastern Europe

Stephane Ourevitch , European Commission, Copernicus Support Office - Copernicus: the European EO programme addressing key societal challenges 

Steven Ramage, Head of External Relations, GEO Secretariat (GeoSec)- GEO and GEOSS in support of sustained Earth Observations at regional level 

10:15 – 11:15 Round table: Why do we need a roadmap?

Moderator: Lefteris Mamais, Technical and Quality Assurance Manager, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)

Panelists: 

Steven Ramage, Head of External Relations, GEO Secretariat (GeoSec)

Gilles Ollier,  Head of Sector on Earth Observation, European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (EC)

Stephane Ourevitch , European Commission, Copernicus Support Office (EC)

Geoff Sawyer, Secretary General, European Association for Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) 

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00 Round table: Where are we now? 

Moderator: Evangelos Gerasopoulos, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)

Panelists: 

Monica Miguel Lago, European Association for Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) - Maturity of Earth Observation activities in NAMEBA region

George Zalidis, Director, Interbalkan Environment Center (I-BEC) - Regional challenges: the experience of GEO-CRADLE

Grigoris Chatzikostas, Head of Business Development, Inosens (INS) -Opportunities for grow and uptake of EO in the Region

Gerard Margarit Martin, GMV - Earth Observation working with International Financial Institutions 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 Round table: Where do we want to be? 

Moderator: Steven Ramage, Head of External Affairs, GEO Secretariat (GEOSec)

Panelists:

Marc Paganini, Technical Officer, European Space Agency - Uptake of Earth Observation data in support of SDGs (EO4SDGs)

Geoff Sawyer, Secretary General, European Association for Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) - Export opportunities for EO industry

Kamen Iliev, General Manager of TAKT-IKI Ltd. Bulgaria/ Bulgarian Academy of Science - The industry perspective

Hesham El Askary, GEO-CRADLE Regional Coordinator, (CEDARE) - Policy priorities and strategic vision of individual countries

15:30- 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15 Round table: How to get there?

Moderator: Marcello Maranesi, FabSpace 

Panelists:

Stelios Bollanos, Copernicus User Forum representative - The industry perspective

Peter Zeil, University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics Z_GIS - Capacity building

Lefteris Mamais, Technical and Quality Assurance Manager, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) - Sustainability , from research to martket

Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) - Sustainable EO activities in the region

Haris Kontoes, Project Coordinator, Research Director, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) - Data sharing 

17:15 – 17:30 Conclusions