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1 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September Joint Research Centre activities relevant for Earth Observation Institute for Environment and Sustainability Alessandro Annoni Head of Spatial Data Infrastructure Unit Co-Chair of the GEO Architecture and Data Committee Francesco Pignatelli Co-Chair of the GEO User Interface Committee GEO European Project Workshop - 3 and 4 September 2008, Brussels

2 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September DGs ENTR, ENV, REGIO, AGRI, DEV, AIDCO, RELEX, etc... & Delegations FAO, UNEP IGBP, GEO, GCOS, GTOS General Public Space Agencies Networks in Partner Countries European Research Networks Joint Research Centre SupplySupportDemand The JRC mission is to provide scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies Agriculture, Fisheries European Environment Global Climate Change Civil Protection Security Development Humanitarian Aid Modelling, Algorithm development, Cal/Val & Benchmarking Research & Applications Development DataInformationKnowledge Turning data from Earth Observing satellites into quantitative information

3 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September The information requirements associated with global environment security and the capabilities of satellite observing systems must converge Baveno Group 19 th May 1998 At a time when command of information has geo-strategic implications, GMES aims at providing the EU with the capacity to pursue its interests and to effectively address todays challenges and threats in a wide variety of policy areas Establishing a GMES capacity by 2008 COM (2004) 65 final JRC has technical and scientific experience in the field of GMES with which it wishes to support the Bureau DG ENTR-JRC AA 30thJune 2007 The JRC and GMES 1998 to 2008 Sputnik – launch October 4 th 1957 (history.nasa.gov) Malpensa Airport, as seen by US satellites 29 th August 1963, 9 th October 2006 Declassified KH series military (1963), Landsat (2006)

4 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September Core JRC Competence and Networks Institutes with an established track-record of supporting EC Services concerning environment and security policy –Climate change, natural resources, agriculture, development-aid, crisis management, global security and management of geospatial assets Strong engagement with European industry and academia –Through FP7 and previous programmes, ESA projects and bilateral actions Strong engagement with European institutions –ESA, EUMETSAT, EEA, ECMWF, EUSC, FRONTEX, EMSA, EDA Strong engagement with international organisations –UN System, World Bank, IAEA, CEOS, GEO, science programmes

5 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September Mapping FP7 JRC Actions and GMES Services Marine FISHREG (Scientific and Technical Support to the Common Fisheries Policy) MASURE (Maritime Surveillance) PROCAS (Protection and Conservation of European Seas) SOLO (Systematic Observations of Land and Oceans) GMES FAST TRACK CORE SERVICESOTHERS Key examples – non exhaustive Data Data Access INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) CID (Community Image Data Portal) COSIN-JRC (Community Spatial Information Infrastructure) Atmosphere GAPCC (Global Air Pollution and Climate Change) AIRMODE (Air Quality and Transport Modelling) GHG - AFOLU (Greenhouse Gases in Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Uses) ICPA-EEI (Integrated Climate Policy Assessment: Emissions and Environmental Impacts) Emergency CRITECH (Crisis Monitoring and Response Technologies) ISFEREA (Information Support for Effective and Rapid External Action) FLOODS (Floods: Prediction, Mitigation, Impact Assessment) FOREST (Monitoring the Forests in Europe) MAHB (Risk analysis for Industrial Accidents and Natural Disasters) Security ISFEREA (Information Support for Effective and Rapid External Action) CriTech (Crisis Monitoring and Response Technologies) BorSec (Border Security) FOODSEC (Food Security Assessment) TREES-3 (Global Forest Resource Monitoring) MASURE (Maritime Surveillance) Land European Level FOREST (Forest Data and Information Systems) SOIL (Soil Data and Information Systems) ENSURE (Environmental Assessment of European Waste and the Sustainable Use of Resources) AGRI4CAST (Crop/Production Forecasts/Estimates and Climate Change Impact on Agriculture) Global Level SOLO (Systematic Observations of Land and Oceans) MONDE (Monitoring Natural Resources for Development) TREES-3 (Global Forest Resource Monitoring)

6 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRCs role in EO Internal EC function in a legal context; neutrality, confidentiality and subsidiarity –EU forest fire occurrence, control of farmers declarations Customising external services output to meet EC Services requirements –Crisis response, situation awareness R&D concerning new areas of operation –Global dimensions, GMES for Africa Transfer of mature services to external operators –Monitoring illegal discharge from ships Direct support to the GMES Bureau –Bureaus work plan, Working Group processes, strategic orientation Oil slicks in the Mediterranean ASAR, 26 June 2002 Envisat ASAR image acquired over the Islands of Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian peninsula. © ESA 2002

7 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September An example: JRC activities for Africa Geographic Information Systems installed in national parks in West and Central Africa –park protection and management Forest resource management centre in Kinshasa –sustainable forest exploitation Computer-based document and map management in EU Delegations –project identification, implementation and monitoring Access to information, technology and training –strengthens national capacities

8 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September An example: Crisis Management Conflict Prevention GRI Situation AssessmentPreparedness

9 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRCs contribution to EO: some conclusions Space technology underpinning decision-making in key EU policies Building operational uses of Environment and Security information in the public policy-making domain Environment and Security research – benefits of advances at JRC Nurturing networks and partnerships Fostering the Global dimension GMES services – a potential supporting role for JRC to develop and validate pre-operational services Securing the supply side – an issue for GMES security

10 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRC is the Technical Coordinator of the INSPIRE Directive The INSPIRE Directive lays down general rules to establish an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe for the purposes of Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment This infrastructure shall build upon infrastructures for spatial information established and operated by the Member States.This infrastructure shall build upon infrastructures for spatial information established and operated by the Member States. Which data/services? –Existing spatial data held by or on behalf of a public authority operating down to the lowest level of government when laws or regulations require their collection or dissemination.

11 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September INSPIRE Components 1. Metadata 2. Interoperability of spatial data sets and services 3. Network services (discovery, view, download, invoke) –Made available trough the European geo-portal 4. Data and Service sharing (policy) 5. Coordination and measures for Monitoring and Reporting

12 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRC in GEO/GEOSS JRC have been active in the inter-governmental GEO and the development of GEOSS since its beginning –Attending Plenary Meetings and related EO Summits as member of the EC delegation –Participating in activities of the GEO European High Level Working Group –Contributing to the preparation and negotiation of the 10-year Implementation Plan (2005), to the Report On Progress and to the First 100 steps to GEOSS (2007),.. JRC is heavily committed to GEO through –its participation to GEOSS Committees as co-chair of the Architecture and Data Committee and member of the Initial Operating Capability Task Force (A.Annoni) as co-chair of the User Interface Committee (F.Pignatelli) as active member in Science and Technology Committee JRC participates in GEOSS tasks –Through institutional actions and activities INSPIRE, MONDE, TREES-3, SOLO, PROCAS, AGRI4CAST, SOIL, FOREST,..) –Through participation in FP7 European Projects AEGOS, EuroGEOSS, GIGAS, DEVCoast, GEOLAND, …

13 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRC contribution to ADC and CGI INSPIRECatalog Image2000 Data Dissemination Service

14 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September JRC participation to the GEO work plan Tasks (preliminary) Task to which we are already contributing –AR-09-01: GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) –CB-06-04: GEONETCast –DA-09-01: Data Management –AR-09-02: Connecting Observation Systems for GEOSS –DA-09-03: Global Data Sets –DA-09-04: Socio-Economic Indicators –DA-09-05: Global Carbon Observation and Analysis System –CB-09-03: Building Institutional Capacity to Use Earth Observations –CL-06-01: Sustained Reprocessing and Reanalysis of Climate Data –EC-09-01: Ecosystem Observation and Monitoring Network (GEO EcoNet) –AG-07-03: Global Agricultural Monitoring –AG-06-02: Data Utilization in Fisheries and Aquaculture –BI-07-01: Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) Other tasks of future interest –DI-09-03: Warning Systems for Disasters –HE-09-02: Monitoring and Prediction Systems for Health –EN-07-02: Energy Environmental Impact Monitoring –CL-09-01: Environmental Information for Decision-making, Risk Management and Adaptation –WA-06-02: Droughts, Floods and Water Resource Management –WA-08-01: Integrated Products for Water Resource Management and Research –EC-09-02: Human Dimension of Ecosystem Utilization and Conservation

15 GEO European Project Workshop, 3-4 September GEO related Workshop at the JRC: pre-announcements 33 rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE) – Sustaining the Millennium Development Goals; May 4-8, 2009; Stresa, Lago Maggiore, Italy The 33rd ISRSE is jointly organized by the International Centre for Remote Sensing of Environment and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The ISRSE is an International Society of Photogrammetry (ISPRS) Symposium. It will address the MDGs and be structured along the societal benefit areas of the GEO initiative. 1 st Workshop on Rainfall Estimates for Crop Monitoring and Food Security; October 22-24, 2008; Barza di Ispra (VA) Italy Organised by the Agriculture Unit of the JRC in collaboration with the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring (Task AG0703 of GEOSS) and in the frame of the support of JRC to the Food Security Information Systems in the Horn of Africa 2.


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