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SWOS Final Workshop and Conference

Energy, Environment and Climate
Date: Monday, 05 November 2018 - Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Venue: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts

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Final User Workshop

5 November 15:00 – 18:00

  • Introduction to Final User Workshop
  • Project overview
  • Overview about sat. data, products and tools

6 November 09:00 – 18:00

09:00 – 10:30: Products and Tools: How are the SWOS products and tools embedded in the daily work and how to improve.

World Café Subjects:

  • Land use land cover products & validation, long/short term changes
  • Surface water dynamics classification
  • Indicator calculation
  • Wetland inventory
  • Water quality & Land surface temperature trends
  • GEOclassifier Graphic User Interface / Cloud
  • GEOportal

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30: Service cases and Reporting

  • SDG reporting
  • Ramsar reporting
  • EU water directive reporting
  • Birds and Habitats directive reporting
  • Support to European reporting
  • Mangroves monitoring
  • Other and also potential new service cases

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

14:30 – 18:00: Assessment of the SWOS project, future outlook

  • Summary of the world café’s
  • Plenary discussion

SWOS Policy Conference: Lessons Learned and Outlook for Global Wetland Monitoring

7 November 09:30 – 18:00

09:00 – 9:30 Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome & Opening Address

  • Welcome by Kathrin Weise, Jena-Optronik, SWOS Project Coordinator and Luc Bas, IUCN European Regional Office, Director
  • Key Note Speech by Paul Ouédraogo, Senior Advisor for Africa, Ramsar

10:00 – 10:45 Panel Debate on Wetland Conservation and Remote Sensing

  • Eleni Fytoka, The Greek Biotope / Wetland Centre EKBY, Head of Inventory of Natural Areas
  • Jonas Franke, Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH, Managing Director
  • Anis Guelmami, Tour du Valat, Project Leader

10:45-11:15 Technical presentation on SWOS

  • Kathrin Weise, Jena Optronik, SWOS Project Coordinator

11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments

  • SWOS demonstration at dedicated stand

11:45 – 12:15 User interaction with SWOS

  • Consortium members – an introduction to SWOS service cases

12:15 – 13:00  User Experiences of SWOS & Panel Debate

  • Mr Charalompos Ververis, Greek Ministry of Environment, Environmental Scientist
  • Vincent Faure, GIPREB, Scientific Officer
  • Dalma Dedak, Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture- Department of Nature Conservation, Ecological Expert
  • Damas Patrick Mbaga, African Wildlife Foundation, Hydrologist

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • SWOS demonstration at dedicated stand(s)

14:00 – 15:00 Presentation and Discussion on SWOS & the Policy Environment

  • Presentation on International and EU policies that can be supported by SWOS by Will Simonson, UNEP-WCMC, Senior Programme Officer Climate Change and Biodiversity and Christoph Schroder, University of Malaga, Environmental analyst and GIS specialist
  • Response and reflection by Anne Teller, Policy Officer DG Environment, European Commission,
  • Audience Q&A

15:00 – 15:30 Refreshments

  • SWOS demonstration at dedicated stand

15:30 – 16:45 Panel Debate on SWOS Policy Recommendations

  • Dania Abdul Malak, European Topic Centre – University of Malaga, Director
  • Marjan van Meerloo, DG RTD, European Commission, Policy Officer
  • Alberto Arroyo Schnell, IUCN, European Policy Officer
  • Cy Griffin, European Programme Manager, Wetlands International
  • Paul Ouédraogo, Senior Advisor for Africa, Ramsar
  • Audience Q&A

16:45 – 17:00 Concluding Remarks

  • Kathrin Weise, Jena-Optronik, SWOS Project Coordinator

17:00 – 18:00 Reception

  • SWOS demonstration at dedicated stand

Note the SWOS Final User Workshop is on invitation only. For registration please fill the Registration form. For further questions do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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1 Rue Ducale Brussels, Belgium

 

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  • From Monday, 05 November 2018 to Wednesday, 07 November 2018

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