4th GEO Summit, Athens, Greece


The Directorate-General for Research of the European Union, in collaboration with the Greek GEO Office and with the support of Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences organized the “4th GEO European Projects Workshop” which took place between April 29 and 30, 2010, in Athens.

The purpose of this meeting was the development of co-operations among bodies relevant to Earth observation and research programs financed by the European Community in order to confirm European participation in GEOSS. An additional objective was to crystallize the content of the European participation in GEO VII Plenary and in the Ministerial Summit that was held in Beijing in November 2010. Apart from representatives of research programs, the meeting was also attended by members of the High Level Group of the European Union (HLWG), representatives of the GEO General Secretariat and representatives from Greek Research Institutes and Universities. The Workshop was welcomed by GSRT Professor A. Mitsos, Mrs Manoela Soares Director of the Environment Division of the Directorate-General for Research of the EU, and Professor C. Zerefos, National GEO representative and Chairman of the MKF.