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1 INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION GEO Capacity Building survey instrument progress ( ) Survey instrument progress (per 01/2007) * Reported by Chris Mannaerts (ITC) Imraan Salojee, Datong Zhao, E.Christia (GEO)

2 Short details GEO CB-06-01/03 actions Initial survey (03/2006) to CB Committee members (only) Extended survey (11/2006) to organizations (> 60 countries) Aim: extend Cap building information gathering from broader audience Supply GEO with more data on CB in EO

3 Survey questions Questions (similar to Survey I) on: Executing institution, agency, organization Activity type: Education &Training, Institutional, Infrastructural Geographic target: global, regional, country.. Target theme (Societal Benefit Area) Time frame: continuous, fixed term,.. Size incl. budget: budget, funding source,.. Reported gaps, requirements Future & intended developments Additional small questionnaire on SBA Health

4 Response overview Initial mailing: 500 (valid addresses: 360 *) Complete returns (<30 days): 87 (+- 25%) Good world coverage: responses from 41 countries Different sources origin as first initial survey > 2000 new data points.. Response per world region Responses per world region Mail server address, changes, back bouncing server address, etc.

5 Type of capacity building activity Majority (58 %) education and training with or without institution building (35%) and /or infrastructure development (34%) -> Confirms First initial survey results

6 CB activities – geographic target areas 31 % of activities have global outlook A relatively stronger CB focus on Africa, Europe and Asia and survey response from those regions. *Note: Large US orgs. (e.g. NOAA, USGS) included in first GEO survey *

7 Initiatives vs. Societal Benefit Areas 3 major groupings apparent: EO - Disasters EO - Climate - weather- water (& oceans) EO - Green earth & land cover

8 Continuity and budget size Continuity Start / duration Budget (in 1000*USD) 2/3 activities have long term ambitions CB Activity size relatively equally present 60% of actions > 2000 or recent

9 Reported CB gaps and constraints Under further analysis: Training materials, manpower, infrastructure, data access, etc. Merging with reported capacity building initiatives of GEO CB Survey #1.

10 Initial survey on EO for Health SBA Low response (15%), but some interesting answers and signals: Weather/climate data – health relationships An example: Vector-borne disease monitoring using EO Link Regional climate outlooks to health Air & water quality monitoring (using EO) and health effects / interaction E.g. harmful algae, waterborne diseases, airborne migration.. Linking Environment & health databases using ICT and GEO data infrastructures Water, air and soil pollution – epidemiology More in situ health data needed on for calibration – validation cycle of EO monitoring schemes


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