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In the context of the ARPEGEO project, a workshop will be given on Environmental data sharing: adopting international standards to benefit the Armenian scientific community. April 2nd, 2012, Yerevan

The full program can be found on the workshop website: http://www.arpegeo.sci.am/index.php/announcements/14-workshop


You can find the full program and the registration page by reaching the dedicated page.


The call is now open for the INSPIRE Conference 2012.
23 - 27 June, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

The theme of this year's edition is "Sharing environmental information, sharing innovation".
With the introduction of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2, the policy landscape for sharing environmental information has changed drastically. The Commission Communication on the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS 2008) and follow-up activities at national and European levels have further helped to cultivate a new vision for a coordinated framework for the implementation and monitoring of environmental policies. The governance, content, and supporting technologies are the three pillars with which this vision can be consolidated and implemented.

The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to look at how innovations in these three areas have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information. The technical program will feature keynote addresses, workshops, panels in addition to presentations  and posters. The call for contributions reflects the three pillars: Governance, Content and Technologies. In particular, as 2012 is the European Year for Water, we are interested in receiving submissions relating to Water (Water Framework Directive, Plan Bleu, EEA Water Watch, Blue Carbon…)

The full list of topics is available on the Conference website: http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2012


22 - 25 April, 2013 Hilton Dalaman, Sarigerme, TURKEY

Key issues covered by the conference are:

  • Good watershed management practices:Examples from various countries including climate change challenges and trans-boundary problems
  • Decision support tools:Monitoring, GIS, data / information management, indicators, ecological economics, cost/benefit analysis, decision making models, legislation and policies, participatory methods / water user partnerships
  • Models:Integrated watershed model applications for watershed management

For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.igemportal.org/?Dil=1&SID=689


Our last videos "The story of environmental data" are available on the enviroGRIDS YouTube channel. They can also be found in High resolution in the Download section of the website.

The purpose of this animation is to convince the public and decision makers about the need for improved data sharing on the environment. It is also a capacity building exercise that is trying to explain in simple words the basic concepts behind Spatial Data Infrastructures.


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