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GEO European Projects Workshop (GEPW-6): documents & presentations

(May 7 - 8, 2012 - NRC, Rome, Italy)

Workshop report, attendance list and agneda

Point of contact: Jane Shiel (jane.shiel [ at ]


Opening session and introductory statements (Chair – Nicola Pirrone, CNR, IT)

  • Welcome remarks by CNR
  • Welcome remarks by ISPRA
  • Welcome remarks by Italian GEO Principal, Ezio Bussoletti
  • Welcome remarks by European Commission, Manuela Soares

The GEO Work Plan 2012-2015 (Chair Gilles Ollier, EC)


    Oceans and Society

  • Blue planet (Christoph Waldman, University of Bremen/Marum, DE)

Splinter session Infrastructure (Chair: Max Craglia, JRC; Rapporteur: Luigi Fusco, ESA)

Splinter session Oceans and Society (Chair: Christoph Waldman, U. Bremen/Marum, DE; Rapporteur: Steve Groom, Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

Splinter Session on other GEO-related projects (Chair: Raffaele Di Amicis, Foundation Graphitech, Trento; Rapporteur: Tim Jacobs, VITO)

Keynote addresses (Chair: Maria Dalla Costa, ISPRA, IT)

Splinter sessions with individual presentations and discussions

Health, including Impact Assessment of Human Activities (Chair: Nicola Pirrone, CNR; Rapporteur: Kym Watson Fraunhofer IOSB, DE)

Global Land Cover (Chair: Alan Belward, Joint Research Centre, EC; Rapporteur: Giacomo de'Liguori Carino, EEA)

Disasters (Chair: John Ludden, British Geological Survey; Rapporteur: Luca Demicheli, EuroGeoSurveys)


Keynote addresses (Chair: Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat)

Splinter sessions with individual presentations and discussions

Water (Chair: Joost Van Bemmelen, ESA; Rapporteur: Roberto Cossu, ESA)

Biodiversity & Ecosystems (Chair: Lorenzo Ciccarese, ISPRA, IT; Rapporteur: Terry Callaghan Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, University of Sheffield and Lund University UK/SE)

Weather, Climate & Global Forest Observation (Chair: Riccardo Valentini, University of Tuscia, IT; Rapporteur: Maria Dalla Costa, ISPRA, IT)

GEO post-2015 (Co Chaired by Italy and the E.C.)

Brief Reports from Splinter Sessions (Rapporteurs)

Concluding Remarks by the co-chairs