European GEO Workshop

19 – 21 June 2017, Helsinki (FIN)

The European GEO Workshop, organised by EU/Easme to present all the EU projects that contribute to GEOSS, took place on June 19 – 21 at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki.

The purpose of the conference was to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event has been a forum for exchanging ideas and informing participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS. ECOPOTENTIAL has been presented by the coordinator Antonello Provenzale during the Session 3: How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives (talk title: Geosphere-biosphere interactions and ecosystem changes from space: the ECOPOTENTIAL view), and by Silvia Giamberini (Session 20: Global change impacts in mountain region: (Geosphere-biosphere interactions in mountain protected areas: the ECOPOTENTIAL view). Session 20, coordinated by Antonello Provenzale, hosted presentations from many ECOPOTENTIAL scientists, focussing on monitoring and modelling research activities in mountain areas, with the following talks:

  • Mountain Protected Areas from space Joan Masó – CREAF
  • The Sentinel Alpine Observatory Marc Zebisch – EURAC
  • Elevation Dependent Warming and the need for a network of monitoring stations: the role of GEO GNOME Elisa Palazzi CNR ISAC – GEO GNOME
  • Joint response to the Grand Challenges: eLTER RI as generic European research infrastructure for ecosystem, critical zone and socioecological research Michael Mirtl Environment Agency Austria – eLTER, ILTER
  • A concrete example: blending remote sensing and in situ data at the Sierra Nevada National Park in Spain Francisco Bonet Garcia – University of Granada
  • Mountain ecosystems under global change – bridging the science-policy gap Eleonora Musco – UN Environment.

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