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Venue: Uni Carl-Vogt, room 1 on ground floor. 66 Bd Carl-Vogt, Geneva

Program: on first Mondays of each month at 12.15
  • June 12. To be defined

  • Mai 5. Dr. Alessandro Gimona, The James Hutton Institute, UK
    Integrating biodiversity and ecosystem services in spatial planning for multi-functional landscapes

  • April 10.: Dr. Joan Maso, University of Barcelona
    Lessons learned from Connecting GEO: Coordinating an Observation Network of Networks EnCompassing saTellite and IN-situ to fill the Gaps in European Observations
  • March 6: Dr. Camino Liquete, Joint Research Center
    Ecosystem services assessment and mapping
  • February 6.: Prof. Christoph Zollikofer, University of Zurich
    Agent based model of human dispersal at a global scale

  • December 5: Prof. François Grey, University of Geneva
    GeoSocial: what would it take to make a global crowdsourcing platform for the SDGs? 
  • November 28: Prof. Ariane Burke, Université de Montréal
    L’impact de l’environnement sur la dynamique des populations humaines au cours du Dernier Maximum Glaciaire (19,000-23,000 A.P.)
  • November 7: Prof. Mario Giampiero, University of Barcelona.
    Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” (MAGIC)
  • October 10: Prof. Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.
    Flexible and Adaptive High Performance Computation on Environmental Big Data 
  • September 5: Dr. Nicolas Ray, University of Geneva.
    Enabling access to data and information on the extraction of natural resources: the MAP-X platform
  • June 22: Prof. Maria Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano: (!!! at the International Environmental House at 12.15 !!!)
    VGI, geocrowdsourcing and GFOSS
  • Mai 2: Prof. Stefano Nativi, CNR, Florence: (!!! at the WMO building at 12.30 !!!)
    From Data to Knowledge: the GEOSS case study
  • April 4: Dr. Barbara Ryan, GEO secretariat, Geneva :
    Building a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) and the Importance of Broad, Open Data Policies
  • March 7: Prof. Adrienne Grêt-Regammey, ETH Zurich: 
    The future of Ecosystem Services assessment
  • February 1: Ing. Prof. Andrew Skidmore, ITC, Utrecht: 
    Illegal logging – the extent of the problem 
  • December 7: Prof. Michael Schaepman, University of Zurich: 
    From photons to policy: remotely sensing the impact of global change drivers on biodiversity at various scales
  • November 2: Prof. Čedo Maksimović, Imperial College London: 
    Innovative integrated city planning for resilience to climate changes and extreme weather - Blue Green Solutions
  • October 5: Ing. Pierluigi Cau, CRS4, Sardaigna: 
    Modeling tools and web based Information systems for the management of GIS data

More details on speakers:

October 5. 2015: Pierluigi Cau, CRS4, Sardaigna 

pierluigi.pngPierluigi Cau holds a Laurea (M.Sc.) degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Cagliari and works at CRS4 as a reasercher in the Environmental Sciences program of the Energy and Environment sector since 2000. His research topics are focused on computational hydrology, Geographical Information Systems and development of innovative WEB ICT tools for the management of water and soil resources. He organized international workshops/conferences and taught advanced courses on hydrological (both superficial and groundwater) modeling at universities. 


November 2. 2015: Prof. Čedo Maksimović, Imperial College London: Innovative integrated city planning for resilience to climate changes and extreme weather - Blue Green Solutions


After having worked for 24 years at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade and joining the EWRE Section in 1996 Professor Cedo Maksimovic created and heads the UWRG (Urban Water Research Group).

His research fields include applied fluid mechanics in urban water systems: storm drainage, urban flooding water supply and interactions of urban water systems and infrastructure with the environment. In addition to lecturing on the MSc and UG courses, Prof. Maksimovic serves as a project co-ordinator of EPSRC, EU and UNESCO projects in UK, and other projects in Europe and in other continents dealing with the above topics.


December 7. 2015: Prof. Michael Schaepman, University of Zurich: Remote sensing to assessing global changes


Full Chair of remote sensing at UZH. His interests are in computational Earth sciences using remote sensing and physical models, with particular focus on the land–atmosphere interface using imaging spectroscopy. He serves on several national and international boards focusing on the use of Earth Observation instruments and methods. He was in charge of the first science assessment of ESA EOEP in 2005, contributed to the Living Planet strategy, was a former member of several MAGs (LSPIM, PRISM, SPECTRA) and actual MAG member of ESA’s Sentinel-2 and NASA’s HyspIRI mission. He is PI for the ESA APEX instrument and member of the proposing team of two EE-8 missions (FLEX, TRUTHS)


February 1. 2016: Prof. Andrew Skidmore, ITC, Utrecht: Illegal logging – the extent of the problem.

Andrew.pngAndrew Skidmore is Professor of Spatial Environmental Resource Dynamics at the University of Twente and Chairman of the Department of Natural Resources at the Faculty of ITC. His interest in research relates to habitat monitoring under fragmentation and climate change, hyperspectral remote sensing, as well as image processing and more generally techniques for handling geo-information. Skidmore has authored more than 190 ISI journal articles, and 17 book chapters. He is the recipient of 9 international science prizes and has successfully graduated 36 PhD candidates.  His career includes 12 years working in commercial forestry before moving to university work. He teaches  postgraduate (PhD and MSc) coursework in advanced GIS, remote sensing applications, environmental GIS, hyperspectral RS, (spatial) statistics. He has extensive consulting experience in the private sector, multilateral agencies and development cooperation.


March 7. 2016: Prof. Adrienne Grêt-Regammey, ETH Zurich: The future of Ecosystem Services assessment

adrienne.jpgProf. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (female)is Professor of Landscape and Environmental Planning. Her research focuses on integrating cross-governance and cross-scale assessments of socio-ecological systems and their ecosystem services for the development of sustainable landscape development solutions. She specialises in spatial modelling including Bayesian Networks, development of new scenario techniques including backcasting, the development of collaborative spatial decision support systems, and GIS-based landscape visualizations. She contributed and is contributing to many research projects integrating ecosystem services into decision-support instruments, economic assessments and institutional arrangements (e.g. FP7 OPERA, Natural capital/TEEB Germany, EU MESEU, Valuing Biodiversity with ecosystem services, Ecosystem services-based planning tools for Switzerland, Swiss NRP48 – ALPSCAPE, Swiss NRP61-Hydrological ecosystem services, Swiss NRP54 – Ecosystem services in agglomerations, NRP65 – Sustainable urban patterns, MOUNTLAND I and II: Ecosystem services in mountainous regions). 

April 4. 2016: Dr. Barbara Ryan, GEO secretariat, Geneva 


Barbara J. Ryan, is the Secretariat Director of the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland. GEO is comprised of nearly 100 Member States, the European Commission, and 90 international scientific and technical partner organizations.

Under Ryan’s leadership, millions of satellite images and other Earth observation data have been made available to the general public at no charge, allowing scientists, planners and policy makers to make better-informed decisions on problems that transcend political boundaries. Her work addresses critical issues in agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, disaster planning, energy, health and water.

Since becoming Director of GEO in 2012, Ryan has worked to integrate Earth observation systems from around the world into a single, comprehensive system that uses coordinated data to understand how environmental factors impact human life. Like Ryan’s career body of work, the system helps guide decision makers toward better agricultural, energy and land-use decisions.

Mai 2. 2016: Prof. Stefano Nativi, CNR, Florence

stefano.pngHead of the Florence Division of CNR-IIA. Research interests deals with Earth and space science informatics and interoperability. Member of GEO Infrastructure Implementation Board (IIB) and of the GCI Providers WG of GEOSS, coordinating the development and operation of the GEO DAB. Co-chair of the Science & Technology Committee of GEOSS from 2009 to 2012. Member of the Informatics Task Force (ITF) of the European EU-BON project and of the GEO-BON WG8 (Data Integration and Interoperability). He founded and has been President of the ESSI (Earth & Space Science Informatics) Division of EGU (European Geosciences Union) from 2008 to 2013. He is member of the executive committee of the ESSI Focus Group of AGU (American Geophysics Union). He is member of the “Metadata” Drafting Team of INSPIRE and of the Steering Committee of the “e-infrastructure and Data Management” CRA of the Belmont Forum. He is co-chair of the OGC Earth System Science Domain WG and of the netCDF Standardization WG. He represents the CNR at the Open Data Access WG of Science Europe. He has taught “Systems for land management”, “Information Systems”, “Software Engineering” and “Geoinformation Infrastructure in Earth Observation and Earth System Science” at the Universities of Padua, Florence, and Friedrich Schiller in Jena.

June 22: Prof. Maria Brovelli, Politecnico di Milano

Brovelli2.jpgDegree with honors in Physics, PhD in Geodesy and Cartography. From 2001 to 2011 Head of the Geomatics Laboratory of the Politecnico di Milano. From 2006 to 2011 lecturer of GIS at the ETH – Zurich. Professor of GIS and Web Geoservices at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2011 Vice Rector for the Como Campus.

Co-chair of ISPRS WG IV/5 "Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications”; Charter Member of OSGeo; Member of the Advisory Board of ICA-OSGeo Labs Network (GeoForAll) and the Italian SIFET, Co-organizer of the NASA WW Europe Challenge; Conference chair of FOSS4G Europe 2015. In 2015, she was awarded with Sol Katz OSGeo Prize.

5 septembre 2016