Shaping the European Contribution on Wetlands for GEOSS: The GEO-Wetlands Initiative at the European GEO Workshop

The European GEO Workshop took place in Helsinki between 19-21 June 2017. The conference brought together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS).

The SWOS team participated at the workshop and organized the session on Earth Observation of Wetlands: European Projects and the new GEO-Wetlands Initiative. During the session the GEO-Wetlands Initiative and related European projects on wetland monitoring and conservation were presented and discussed with representatives from the European Commission, research organizations, NGO’s and the private sector. The SWOS project took the leading role in fostering the development of a community portal for Earth Observation and wetlands.

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Participants of the European GEO Workshop from 19 – 21 June in Helsinki.

As a prolongation of the European GEO Workshop the EU H2020 project NextGEOSS hosted the 1st NextGEOSS Summit. SWOS and GEO-Wetlands participated in this summit and presented requirements for GEOSS from our wetlands user perspective.