GEO-CRADLE

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The Project

GEO‐CRADLE will set out to establish a regional Data Hub serving as a “one‐stopshop” that facilitates access to and sharing of geospatial data and information collected from satellites and ground‐based networks. In addition, the GEO‐CRADLE Portal will act as an interface between scientists and diverse data providers, providing a single point for the stakeholders to identify existing data, skills, gaps and complementarities, necessary for the development of synergies and market opportunities across the entire value chain and in relation to regional priorities. By doing so, GEO‐CRADLE aspires to catalyse further promotion and tailoring of Copernicus data and services within the region, while leveraging the integration of North African, Middle East and Balkan EO capacities in the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

The GEO‐CRADLE consortium brings together highly‐esteemed research institutes, public authorities, specialised SMEs and leading international associations, combining a wide range of expertise in monitoring our planet’s environment via an ensemble of diverse EO technologies (e.g. remote sensing, in‐situ, synergies with state‐of‐the‐art models) in the areas of Climate Change, Raw Materials, Food Security, and Energy.


Targets and Aims

The overarching objective of the GEO-CRADLE project is to create a multi-regional (Balkans, N. Africa and Middle East) coordination network, supporting the effective integration of EO capacities, providing the interface for the engagement of the complete ecosystem of EO stakeholders, promoting the uptake of EO services and data in response to regional needs and, finally, contributing to the implementation of GEOSS and Copernicus in the RoI.

In view of this overarching objective and in order to meet the expected impacts specified by the Call, GEO-CRADLE has defined four objectives that will govern the respective activities carried out in the project:

-Support the effective integration of Earth Observation capacities in the RoI
-Facilitate the engagement of the complete ecosystem of EO stakeholders in the RoI
-Promote the uptake of EO services and data in response to regional needs
-Enhance the participation in and contribution to the implementation of GEOSS in the RoI

Partners

The GEO-CRADLE consortium brings together 19 organisations as full partners, 5 organisations as “third-party” partners, and 2 organisations from collaborating countries. This allows covering the complete EO value chain, ensuring sufficient representation of the most important players in the RoI, and forming a highly complementary team that possesses the full range of skills and expertise necessary to carry out the proposed activities successfully. Moreover participation of the 4 international organisations, namely EURISY, EARSC, EGS, CEDARE as full partners, enables GEO-CRADLE to access a much wider network of countries and stakeholders. The profiles of the companies and organisations involved in the project are provided hereafter through the “Partners Menu”.

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