Advisory Board
The Advisory Board facilitates the achievement of maximum benefits of the EGIDA Project for European Science on the one side, and GEOSS and its users on the other side by exploiting synergies between the project activities and those of relevant European and international initiatives. The Advisory Board aims to provide a mutual link between the EGIDA Project Consortium and the European and international research systems, and to provide guidance from the perspective of these systems.



Alessandro Annoni

Head of Spatial Data Infrastructure Unit of JRC (EC)

Douglas Cripe

GEO Secretariat Expert supporting the Science and Technology Committee, GEO Secretariat Expert responsible for Water.

Kathleen S. Fontaine

GEOSS Liaison between the Geostationary Orbiting Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) Ground Segment and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - NASA (USA). Co-leader of GEO Task ST-09-01.

Kostadin Ganev

Head of Department of Atmospheric Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Geophysical Institute “Acad. L. Krastanov” (Bulgaria)

Gisbert Glaser

Member of the ICSU Secretariat: Senior adviser for Environment and Sustainable Development

Jiming Hao

Dean Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering Tsinghua University Beijing (China)

Herbert Haubold

Coordinator of the GMES Network of Users (GNU) - EAA (Austria)

Jörn Hoffman

Co-chair of the Science and Technology Committee - DLR (Germany)

Aris Kaloudis

Member of the ERAWATCH Network Management Committee

Patrick Monfray

Member of Steering Committee IGFA (International Group of Founding Agencies for Global Change Research) – CNRS/INSU (France)

Stuart Minchin

Research Program Leader Environmental Observation and Landscape Science of CSIRO (Australia) and co-chair of the Science and Technology Committee

Imraan Saloojee

South African National Space Agency; Department of Science and Technology (South Africa) and co-chair of the Science and Technology Committee

Satoshi Sekiguchi

Director Information Technology Research Institute of AIST (Japan)

Ivana Vasiljevic

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology (Serbia)

  • 22-27 July 2012, EGIDA exhibits at IGARSS, Munich, Germany

    IGARSS'12 Exhibitors

  • 7-8 May 2012, 6th GEO EUROPEAN PROJECTS' WORKSHOP, Rome, Italy

    Workshop report

    EGIDA’s approach to a sustainable GEO (Stefano Nativi,CNR,IT)

  • 24th April 2012, European Geosciences Union (EGU) , Vienna, Austria

    During the EGU Splinter Session meeting: "The Science & Technology challenges for GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems)" Dr. Stefano Nativi and Dr. Hans-Peter Plag will give a speech about "The contribution of EGIDA" in the GEOSS and the Science and Technology community


    Link to the meeting programme

  • 25-27 January 2012, EuroGEOSS final conference (EGIDA supported such an event),
    Madrid, Spain


  • 13 March 2012, EGIDA presented at the HYPOX Final Meeting

    In the final meeting of the FP7 Project HYPOX (In situ monitoring of oxygen depletion in hypoxic ecosystems of coastal and open seas, and land-locked water bodies) Stefano Nativi will give a talk about "EGIDA presentation: strengthening GEOSS effectiveness and implementation."

  • 16 February 2012, GEO, GMES and national activities in Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    The workshop was organized in the context of OBSERVE, BalkanGeoNet and EGIDA FP7 projects to inform the audience on the latest developments regarding International and Slovenian Earth Observation activities.

    Link to the workshop

  • 5-9 December 2011, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, USA

    Link to the meeting web site

    Link to the EGIDA presentation poster

  • 12-13 Sept. 2011: 17th Meeting of the GEO Science and Technology Committee.

    The 17th Meeting of the GEO STC will take place on 12-13 September in Salzburg, Austria.

    Link to the Meeting programme.

  • Joint Workshop with BalkanGEONet and OBSERVE

    18-19 November 2011: the JOINT WORKSHOP with BalkanGEONet and OBSERVE will take place in Istanbul back to back to GEO Plenary VIII EXHIBITION.

    Here the link

  • Press release  - Almanacco della Scienza

    On the "Almanacco della Scienza", a magazine by CNR, the following press release about EGIDA was published on 4th May, 2011:

    Link to the article

  • National Use Cases Workshop, ISPRA, Rome, 18-19 April 2011

    In Rome, on 18th and 19th April, a Workshop is being organized to identify best practices and their commonalities within GEOSS for possible replication, as well as gaps to be filled at national and/or regional level.

    Link to the Workshop programme

  • Earthzine newsletter

    This is an on-line source for news, articles, information and educational materials about Earth Science, Earth observations and users of Earth information for the international Earth-observing community. They publish every month a Newsletter with highlights of the main Earthzine news.

    Here the link to subscribe

  • First EGIDA Advisory Board and Stakeholders Network meeting
    in the framework of the GEO/EGIDA Workshop: "Connecting GEOSS and its Stakeholders in Science and Technology", 9-11th May 2011, University of Bonn, Germany.

    Link to Website

  • EGU General Assembly, 03 – 08 April 2011, Vienna
    The EGIDA project will be presented at the EGU General assembly meeting in the Earth and Space Science Informatics division programme.

    Link to EGU 2011 GA
    Link to ESSI progamme

  • KICK-OFF meeting: on 27th September in Rome the KO meeting takes
    place in Rome at ISPRA.

    Link to the Outcomes