EGIDA will prepare a sustainable process promoting coordination of activities carried out by: the GEO Science & Technology (S&T) Committee; S&T national and European initiatives; and other S&T Communities. This will be done by supporting broader implementation and effectiveness of the GEOSS S&T Roadmap and the GEOSS mission through coherent and interoperable networking of National and European projects, and international initiatives.

EGIDA will deliver evaluation processes, tests and assessment indexes, expertise databases, a “GEO Label” concept, surveys, and other instruments that will link relevant European S&T communities to GEOSS and ensure it is built using state-of-the-art science and technology. Through coordination with the GEOSS S&T Committee (five co-chairs are involved in EGIDA), these deliverables will contribute strongly to the GEO S&T Roadmap implementation.

For European countries, EGIDA will deliver the EGIDA methodology, a sustainable mechanism based on the GEO S&T approach at national and regional level, to coordinate national multi-disciplinary “System of Systems”. This builds on existing national initiatives and European projects, and facilitates the European S&T Community contributions to and interactions with GEOSS. The EGIDA Methodology will improve development and management of S&T infrastructures (i.e. sensors, data, processing services, and environmental modeling infrastructures), supporting mobilization of the resources needed to contribute effectively to GEOSS.

EGIDA will involve developing countries by transferring the EGIDA S&T methodology to them and implementing three specific use cases: two regional use-cases (Balkan region, Mediterranean region) and a pan-European thematic use-case (Air Quality and Health).

EGIDA will be embedded within a wide Network of Stakeholders selected to represent the various actors (science teams and institutions, S&T programs, GEO components) and the scientific fields relevant to the nine GEOSS SBAs.

  • 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