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1 THE IASON PROJECT Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through Networking activities in Black Sea & Mediterranean areas Prof. Petros Patias Coordinator 1 IASON Workshop, Rabat, Morocco, January IASON project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement ; Theme [ENV ENV ] IASON and EO Policy – Thematic Pillars

2 Concept Land use, land cover and land monitoring are amongst the most important geographic information issues today. Their use is essential for :  climate variables,  climate change monitoring,  resources monitoring and estimation,  detection of possible mining and drilling sites,  detection and monitoring of environmental implications of mining and drilling activities,  along with numerous other uses and applications. These had lead different organizations at regional, national, continental and world level to launch various Land Use and Land Cover information programmes:  Corine Land Cover,  GMES Land services,  Globcove, to name but a few.

3 In a context were environmental threats, ie:  climate change in the form of sea level rise,  water pollution,  water and soil management,  mining environmental implications,  biodiversity loss,  food security become more and more global, there is a need for better integration of various sources of information at different scales. Many activities producing information from global to local scale, as well as different research approaches to tackle these problems, are addressing specific requirements along with regional needs. This has resulted in a suite of different data and information that are not always compatible with each other.

4  EO in coastal monitoring  EO in water and soil resources management  EO in mining and mineral exploration Mediterranean region Black Sea region  Climate Action  Resource Efficiency  Raw materials Management Work Program ENV Knowledge platforms, networking and uptake of research results for strengthened international R&I cooperation

5 IASON project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement ; Theme [ENV ENV ]

6 enviroGRIDS PEGASO OBSERVE GeoNetCab BalkanGEONet EGIDA No.Partner organization 1Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 2National Research Council of Italy 3Univerzitet u Novom Sadu 4University of Geneva 5HCP International Other partners

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8 No.Partner organizationShort nameCountry 1Aristotle University of ThessalonikiAUTHGreece 2National Research Council of ItalyCNR-IIAItaly 3Univerzitet u Novom SaduUNSSerbia 4University of GenevaUNIGESwitzerland 5HCP InternationalHCPNetherlands 6GeoImagingGEOCyprus 7 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale ISPRAItaly 8International Centre on Environmental MonitoringCIMAAlbania 9 Centre Regional Africain des Sciences et Technologie de l ’ Espace en Langue Francaise, affili é à l ’ ONU CRASTE-LFMorocco 10University of SplitUoSCroatia 11Ekinoks Surveying Software Engineering LtdEKINOKSTurkey 12Geographic GIS&RS Consulting CenterGEOGRAPHICGeorgia 13Technical University of Cluj-NapocaUTCNRomania 14Coastal Protection AgencyAPALTunisia 13 countries5 Universities2 Research Institutes3 Agencies4 SMEs

9  Record, map, and categorize thematically and geographically scientific output achieved by regional and EU funded research creating a portfolio of existing prominent results.  Capacity Building through data integration and interoperability.  To asses projects results and their applications in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions under the three thematic nodes (coastal monitoring, water and soil resources management, and mining and mineral exploration).  Establish an EO network covering the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins.  Engage in activities that will foster cooperation between the network’s members/countries and in particular between the EU and the non-EU members/countries on recorded gaps.  Provide consultations to and develop firm links with regional and local institutions, stakeholders and policy makers bridging research agendas with EU priorities for  Develop a toolkit for fostering and promoting access of regional research institutions to funding opportunities towards a sustainable and market oriented uptake of research results.  Create and maintain thematic nodes of stakeholder communities that will act as focal points for future research interactions. Project Objectives

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14 IASON main deliverables IASON | The Aristotle University, GR | JRC on DRDSI, Novi Sad, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2013 No.Deliverable nameShort description D2.2 Report on Existing Thematic Networks in the Black Sea Region 3 focal areas :  costal monitoring  soil and water management  mining & mineral exploration Database with:  stakeholders  cases studies  sustainability of results  results capitalization D2.4 Report on Finished and Ongoing research efforts in the Black Sea Region D2.5Stakeholders Database D2.6 Multilevel assessment and Gap Analysis  detect strengths & weakness  Identify countries' potentials for future cooperation  Roadmap for capacity building and technology transfer, applying o EGIDA Methodology o GEONetCab capacity building strategy D2.7 The IASON refined version of the EGIDA methodology for the Balkan and Mediterranean regions

15 IASON deliverables IASON | The Aristotle University, GR | JRC on DRDSI, Novi Sad, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2013 No.Deliverable nameShort description D3.1 Twinning and Training material toolkit  A virtual meeting place for stakeholders, research institutes  Information package and toolkit with respect to EO applications and tools regarding 3 focal areas  Informative publications, and best practice guidelines D3.2 EO applications information package and toolkit D4.1 Funding Organizations and Institutes Database  Identify funding opportunities for climate change, raw materials and resource efficiency  Database of possible regional and European funding organizations  Liaison with funding organizations  Identify common interest between national authorities  Map national research agendas  Success stories and marketing toolkits D4.2 Research and Funding agendas Watch D4.3Sustainable Funding Toolkit

16 IASON deliverables IASON | The Aristotle University, GR | JRC on DRDSI, Novi Sad, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2013 No.Deliverable nameShort description D5.1 Methodology toolkit for helping assess regional needs and priorities  A methodology toolkit to assess regional societal and economic needs wrt. H2020  Uptake of results linked to PEGASO (Coastal Zone Management)  Uptake of results linked to enviroGRIDS (Soil and Water Assessment)  Uptake of results linked to IMPACTMIN (mining and mineral exploitation)  Integration and harmonization of data sets by adopting the EuroGEOSS brokering approach D5.2 A common platform enabling methodologies and regional assessment of projects results D5.3 Toolkit for integration and harmonization of datasets with GEOSS

17 IASON Databases IASON | The Aristotle University, GR | JRC on DRDSI, Novi Sad, Serbia, Sept. 21, 2013 No.Deliverable name D2.5Stakeholders Database D4.1Funding Organizations and Institutes Database D4.2Research and Funding agendas Watch D5.1Methodology toolkit for assessing regional needs and priorities D5.3Toolkit for integration and harmonization of datasets with GEOSS

18 RECREATE SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN ENSOCIO-LA MEDSPRING EOPOWER Collaboration in creation of Knowledge Platform Collaboration in Euro- Mediterranean Expert Group Dr Lamaddalena Many common partners Exchange:  Distribution lists  Leaflets/digital material  e-Newsletters  WS material Synergies with other on-going projects MEDINA Prof. R. Pastres

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21 IASON and H2020 Cover whole spectrum of areas of Challenge 5 from the Earth Observation perspective Role of IASON in helping gathering information on MS, AC and third countries Research and Innovation and policies Facilitating soft cooperation activities and eventually long-term cooperation using different instruments

22 H2020 Challenges

23 You are invited to join our efforts


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