Mission goals and strategic priorities include: Act according to the European Commission INSPIRE principles and coordinate with the UNSDI development process. Support national/cross-border implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. Awareness raising on SDI at political level. Strengthen cohesion between stakeholders and other interested parties ie. public services, SMEs and SDICs. Provide synergies in local, regional, national and global dimensions with outreach towards EU neighbouring countries
From our daily mail. Letter from the IAASA Geo-Bene Team from Laxemburg bei Wien.
"Dear Expert/Madam/Sir, In the course of the www.geo-bene.eu Project (EU FP6) on Earth Observation (EO), the IIASA Forestry Program is performing a meta-study to collect GEOSS-related benefit assessments. We are looking for literature and studies measuring socio-economic benefits (qualitative/quantitative) related to EO. We welcome studies from all societal benefit areas illustrating the potential of EO. This state-of-the-art Meta Study on EO-related benefit assessments will be published on www.geo-bene.eu. This site will evolve into a reviewed public domain database of all GEOSS related benefit studies, open for your own scientific purposes. Please submit your contribution at: http://www.geo-bene.eu/?q=node/add/biblio OR Send your reference files (RIS, EndNote, BibTex format) to: firstname.lastname@example.org You may also be interested in another Geo-Bene activity: the Geo-Wiki Project. This global land cover validation tool has reached maturity, allowing for evaluating and improving of current global land cover products. Visit: www.geo-wiki.org for further information. Thank you for your valuable contribution - feel free to forward this mail to your colleagues! The Geo-Bene Team at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Forestry Program"