Earth Observation for Sustainable Development - Building partnerships betwe...
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Europe's Earth Observation space system Copernicus provides useful data about the state of the earth, agriculture, water, climate, environment, disasters, migration, urban development, etc. Transformed into useful information, it becomes a powerful instrument for sustainable development planning in Europe and developing countries. Planners and decision-makers can use space-based data to tackle challenges related to urban sprawl, desertification, diseases, poverty, pollution...
Together with GiZ Bremen and the Representation of Bremen to the European Union, NEREUS (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) is hosting a breakfast meeting to present the potentials of Earth Observation in delivering projects for sustainable development cooperation in Africa.
The event is part of a broader action funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen aiming at increasing the cooperation between European and African companies. The breakfast meeting in Brussels is a first step to prepare a seminar which will take place in Bremen from the 13th to the 16th of February 2017.
The event in Brussels is particularly targeted to African SMEs operating in the field of Earth Observation, African embassies, trade and development associations as well as umbrella organizations operating between Africa and Europe.
Participants will learn about concrete initiatives using Earth Observation for sustainable development. In the second part, NEREUS members are invited to present experiences and projects using space-based data for cooperation projects implemented in Africa.