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SEOCA project Conference, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, April 2011

(April 3, 2011) Aratos participation: The FP7 Environment project “GEO Capacity Building Initiative in Central Asia” (SEOCA) organized the project Federated Conference comprising the following events:

  • International seminar of Central Asian Universities and other educational stakeholders: “New scientific and educational technologies in the field of Earth Observation”. The seminar brought together University representatives from all 5 countries of Central Asia and their colleagues from the EU in order to discuss the modern curricular relevant to the topic. Also, the seminar included the roundtable discussions “Modern technologies of EO information processing” and “Environment monitoring by using small satellites”. The project partners from Germany, Greece and Turkey presented the European curricula and technologies.
  • Demonstration workshop “GEONETcast technologies for environment monitoring”. The representatives of Central Asian organizations interested in application of GEONETCast low-cost terminals for educational needs as well as for real-life applications in environment and natural disasters monitoring have been acquainted with the GEONETCast system capacities
  • Training workshop “GEO: Global efforts and regional impact” aimed to provide training to National GEO offices in all 5 countries of Central Asia. As a result it is expected that the regional contribution to GEO, as well as engagement of regional stakeholders with GEO activities was significantly strengthen.