GSDI NSDI Index Project Presents at 4th UN GGIM Europe Plenary

The Fourth Plenary of UN-GGIM: Europe met in Brussels, Belgium, from 7-8 June 2017. See the agenda here and below. Attending for the GSDI Association were GSDI President, Dave Lovell, and Georgina Chandler, Project Leader for the GSDI Straregic Project "Towards a Global Index of National Spatial Data Infrastructures". Other GSDI Members present included EuroGeographics, who provide the Secretariat for UN GGIM Europe.

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On Day 1 of the meeting, the agenda included:

Session 1: Opening of the 4th Plenary of UN-GGIM: Europe - Welcome Speech and keynote address by Mariana Kotzeva, Eurostat

Session 2: Overview of UN Activities

  • UN-GGIM: Strengthening the Global Data Ecosystem by Greg Scott, UNSD
  • The role of UNGEGN Presentation by Ferjan Ormeling, UNGEGN
  • Strengthening Collaboration between UN-GGIM: Europe and UNECE by Lidia Bratanova, UNECE
  • UN Fundamental Geospatial Data Themes – getting closer? by Clare Hadley, UK

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Session 3: Engaging with international organisations

  • Towards a Global Index of National Spatial Data Infrastructures, by Georgina Chandler, GSDI Project Leader (See the presentation here)
  • Earth Observation for SDGs by Marc Paganini, European Space Agency
  • Earth observations and decision making: everything is connected by Steven Ramage, GEO Secretariat

Day 2 agenda included:

Key note: Measuring the world by Walter Radermacher, Sapienza Università Di Roma

Session 4: Bringing geospatial and statistics together

  • GEOSTAT 3: How to enable statistical and geospatial integration in Europe by Marie Haldorson, Sweden
  • Work group on Data Integration – findings for data integration and its contribution to the spatial dimension in the SDG monitoring by Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Germany

Session 5: Formal Business and wrap-up

  • Report from ExCom by Bengt Kjellson, UN-GGIM: Europe
  • Meeting wrap-up by Carol Agius, UN-GGIM: Europe Secretariat