GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop in Cairo

GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop in Cairo

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GEO-CRADLE: Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS


INVITATION

GEO-CRADLE

Regional Workshop in Cairo

 

Addressing regional needs in the Middle East by enhancing Earth Observation uptake and relevant business performances

We cordially invite you to participate in the Regional Workshop of the GEO-CRADLE Horizon2020 project (www.geocradle.eu - Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS). The event is jointly organized by the Project Coordinator National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and the Project Partner Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE). It will take place on:

May 25th 2017, from 10:00 to 16:00

Le Meridien Heliopolis Hotel

51 El-Orouba, Almazah, Cairo, Egypt

This regional workshop will focus on identifying the potential local challenges and needs that can be addressed with the Earth Observation (EO), enabling more informed decision making, while seeking solutions to enhance growth and innovation in the geo-information sector. Aiming to support knowledge sharing, capacity building and an enhanced cooperation between academia and industry, the event will also provide participants with a unique cross-sector networking opportunity. In addition, panel discussions will be complemented with information on available EU funding in the EO sector. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this event and we are certain that your presence and input will greatly enrich our discussions.

Please register by filling in this form: www.eventora.com/en/Events/geo-cradle-cairo

For further information about project activities, please visit the GEO-CRADLE website at www.geocradle.eu

Yours sincerely,

  Dr Haris Kontoes                                           Prof Hesham M. El-Askary

GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator, NOA                GEO-CRADLE Project Partner CEDARE

 


 

The GEO-CRADLE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690133.

 


AGENDA

Time

Topic

Speaker

09:00-09:15

Registration

 

09:15-09:30

Welcome notes

•          Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, CEDARE, Director

•          Dr. Hesham El-Askary, GEO-CRADLE Regional Coordinator

•          Dr. Haris Kontoes, GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator

Local officials, project regional and overall coordinators welcoming participants.

09:30-10:00

Environmental Challenges and Earth Observation solutions in Egypt

•          Dr. Omar Elbadawy, CEDARE

•          Dr. Islam Abou El-Magd, Alternate GEO Principal for Egypt

Representatives of CEDARE and GEO discuss the geo-information needs in Egypt, and present solutions offered by the two organisations.

10:00-10:20

Keynote: GEO-CRADLE opportunities for Egypt and the region (part 1)

•          Dr. Haris Kontoes, GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator, National Observatory of Athens (NOA)

Short presentation of the GEO-CRADLE project, notably its usefulness to Egyptian and regional stakeholders.

10:20-10:35

Copernicus and GEO opportunities for Egypt and the region

•          Ms. Eleni Christia, NOA

10:35-10:50

Presentation of the GEO CRADLE networking platform

•          Ms. Alexia Tsouni, NOA

10:50-11:10

Q&A - Discussion

 

11:10-11:30

Coffee break

 

11:30-13:15

GEO-CRADLE opportunities for Egypt and the region (part 2)

(15 mins each speaker)

Pilot Activities:

1.             Access to Solar Energy

•         Dr. Stelios Kazadzis Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC)

•         Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations

•         Dr. Eng. Mohamed Mostafa El-Khayat, Vice Chairman for Studies, Research, and Technical Affairs, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)

2.             Adaptation to Climate Change

•         Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations

•         Dr. Islam Abou El-Magd, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

3.             Improved Food Security – Water Extremes Management

•       Ms. Alexia Tsouni, NOA

4.             Access to Raw Materials

•       Ms. Eleni Christia, NOA

Presentation of the pilot activities, the involvement of local stakeholders, and the expected outcome.

13:15-13:30

Q&A - Discussion

 

13:30-14:30

Lunch break

 

14:30-16:00

Operational uses of geo-information: case studies best practices and needs

(15 mins each speaker)

•          A representative from the Environmental Agency of Egypt

•          A representative from the Water Resources and Irrigation Administration of Egypt

•          Ms. Amal Layachi, Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS), Morocco

•          Mr. Karem Ben Khaled, Regional Center for Remote Sensing of North Africa States (CRTEAN), Tunisia

•          Ms. Teodora Secara, EURISY, France

Presentations of concrete, hands-on case studies of end users benefiting from satellite-derived geo-information in Egypt, MENA and European countries, and expressing needs and challenges.

16:00-17:00

Round table: how to maximise the benefits of EO in the region with investment trends in solar energy in Egypt?

•          Chair: Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary, Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling and Observations, Chapman University

•          Panelists: NREA, CRTS, CRTEAN, EURISY, NOA

17:00-17:20

Q&A - Discussion

 

17:20-17:30

Conclusions

•          Dr. Haris Kontoes, GEO-CRADLE Project Coordinator

 


Attendees
  • Haris KONTOES
  • Eleni Christia
  • Alexia Tsouni
  • Wala Latrous
  • Alexandra Jercaianu
  • reham ahmed
  • Omar Elbadawy

When ?

Thursday, May 25, 2017 10:00 AM

Add to calendar 2017-05-25 08:00:00 2017-05-25 14:00:00 UTC GEO-CRADLE Regional Workshop in Cairo For details, click here: http://www.eventora.stfi.re/en/Events/geo-cradle-cairo Le Méridien Heliopolis, El-Orouba 51, Cairo, Almazah, Egypt

Where ?

Le Méridien Heliopolis
El-Orouba 51
Cairo
Almazah, Egypt