ConnectinGEO Workshop on Gap Analysis and Prioritization
October 10-11, 2016, Laxenburg, Austria

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Providing Earth Observation Support to the Monitoring and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals: Gaps and Priorities: Solving complex societal issues increasingly depends on information and knowledge derived from Earth observations and in Europe a rich landscape of Earth observation networks and actors aims to collect and process the necessary observations to satisfy these information and knowledge needs. Nevertheless, there are many gaps and the goal is to identify and assess these gaps in support of decisions on which gaps to address with high priority.


Note that changes in the program will be made as speakers are identified.

Monday, October 10, 2016

1200 - 1330:Registration
1330 - 1530:Introduction to the ConnectinGEO Approach to Gap Analysis and Prioritization (Chairs: Ian McCallum, Steffen Fritz)
1330 - 1340Steffen Fritz (IIASA): Welcome to IIASA
1340 - 1405Michael Obersteiner (IIASA): IIASA, Earth Observations and the Sustainable Development Goals (presentation)
1405 - 1430Ivette Serral (CREAF): The ConnectinGEO project (presentation)
1430 - 1500Giovanni Rum (GEO Secretariat): GEO's approach to User need definition and Gap Analysis (presentation)
1500 - 1530de Maziere, M., Thorne, P., van Weele, M. and the GAIA-CLIM project team: GAIA-CLIM Gap Analysis (presentation)
1530 - 1600:Coffee Break
1600 - 1800:Session 2: “Top-Down” approach to Gap Analysis: Thread 1: Identification of a collection of observation requirements; Thread 2: Research programs aims and targets (Chairs: Hans-Peter Plag and Joan Maso)
1555 - 1605Hans-Peter Plag: Remarks on the Workshop Goals and Expected Outcomes
1605 - 1625Joan Maso (CREAF): The ConnectinGEO Approach to Gap Analysis (presentation)
1625 - 1650E. Garcia-Ladona, Joan Maso, Ivette Serral and ConnectinGEO team: Gap analysis for the marine component within ConnectinGEO (abstract, presentation)
1650 - 1715Daniele Ehrlich (JRC), Martino Pesaresi, Thomas Kemper: The GHSL framework for monitoring International Framework Agreements (abstract, presentation)
1715 - 1745Hans-Peter Plag et al.: From Essential Variables to Observational Requirements: The SEE-IN KB: Bringing it all Together for Gap Analysis (presentation)
1745 - 1800Discussion: How can the gaps in available observations be identified and how can they be closed?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

0830 - 0900:Registration
0900 - 1200:Session 3: “Bottom-Up” approach to Gap Analysis: Thread 1: Consultation process; Thread 2: GEOSS Discovery and Access Broker analysis and Thread 3: Industry-Driven Challenges (Chairs: Ian McCallum, Stefano Nativi, and Lionel Menard)
0900 - 0940Matthes Rieke et al.: Summary of Bottom-Up Thread 1 (presentation)
0940 - 1020Kjetil Tørseth: Air pollution and air quality monitoring in Europe: Gaps limiting further developments (abstract, presentation)
1020 - 1100Mattia Santoro and/or Stefano Nativi: Summary of Bottom-Up Thread 2 (presentation)
1100 - 1130:Coffee Break
1130 - 1200Mónica Miguel Lago: Summary of Bottom-Up Thread 3 (presentation)
1200 - 1430:Session 4: Making Gap Analysis Results Usable (Chairs: Giovanni Rum)
1200 - 1240van Weele, M., de Maziere, M., Thorne, P. and the GAIA-CLIM project team: The GAIA-CLIM online Catalogue of Gaps and Gaps Assessment and Impacts Document (abstract, presentation)
1240 - 1400:Lunch
1400 - 1430Haris Konteos: The GAP Analysis process in the GEO-CRADLE project (abstract, presentation)
1430 - 1630:Session 5: Assessment of the Gaps Identified so far (Chairs: Joan Maso)
1430 - 1510Hans-Peter Plag: Assessment of Gap Analysis Outcomes and Integrating Gap Analysis in the SEE-IN Knowledge Base (presentation)
1510 - 1520All: Distribution of gaps to groups and introduction of the questions
1520 - 1610Group discussions:
  • Group 1 (chair&rapporteur Joan Maso): Gaps about: Climate, biodiversity, oceans
  • Group 2 (chair&rapporteur Hans-Peter Plag): Gaps about: water, energy, disasters
  • Group 3 (chair&rapporteur Siri Jodha Khalsa): Gaps about: transversal issues
1610 - 1630:Coffee Break
1630 - 1700Rapporteurs: Brief Summary of Group Discussions
1700 - 1815:Session 6: Steps Towards Prioritization (Chairs: Giovanni Rum and Hans-Peter Plag)
1700 - 1725Giovanni Rum: GEO's approach to Prioritization
1725 - 1750Thorne, P., De Maziere, M., van Weele, M.: From a gaps analysis and impacts assessment to prioritization: the current GAIA-CLIM plans (abstract, presentation)
1750 - 1810Hans-Peter Plag and Joan Maso: ConnectinGEO Prioritization: Actions for the Remaining Project Life-Time (presentation)
1810 - 1815Joan Maso, Hans-Peter Plag, Ian McCallum: Wrap-Up and Closing of Workshop
1900 - 2100:Social Dinner in Laxenburg