Antwerp, Belgium, September 18-21, 2018 

Following the digital transition that is firmly taking shape, the organizing team stands on the brink of a green transition. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change fuels the energy transition in the world. Circular economy principles, in which the organization team considers waste to be resources, are increasingly incorporated in local policy. Meanwhile administrations, research institutes and curious and involved citizens monitor the natural environment they live in and care for. At the interface of these different actors lies a fundamental asset of the INSPIRE Directive: the obstacle free sharing of geospatial data and information across all levels of government and borders!

Now that the INSPIRE implementation and numerous (EU) scientific, green and technical initiatives are maturing, time is right to effectively help elevate each other. The organizing team can make it work for the common benefit of our societies and the economy and asks to the interested participants to work together.