Sixth Plenary UN-GGIM: Europe - June 2019

The Sixth Plenary Meeting of the European Region of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM: Europe) was held from 5 – 6 June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe was hosted by Eurostat.

The Sixth Plenary Meeting of UN-GGIM: Europe brought together senior executives and experts from the national geospatial information and statistical authorities of 24 Member States, and 11 international and observer organisations. It included a half day workshop on developing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Implementation Guide, and presentations on global and regional issues and items, together with an overview of the work being carried out by UN-GGIM: Europe.

Agenda

Participants List

Workshop: Developing the Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Implementation Guide

Regional consultation on the draft Integrated Geospatial Information Framework Implementation Guide with UN-GGIM: Europe Greg Scott, UNSD

UN-GGIM: Europe Plenary Meeting

Meeting Chair – Tomaž Petek, Chair of the Executive Committee UN-GGIM: Europe

Session 1: Opening of the Sixth Plenary of UN-GGIM: Europe
Chair – Tomaž Petek, Chair of the Executive Committee UN-GGIM: Europe
4 UN-GGIM: Europe – Year in Review Tomaž Petek, Chair
5 What’s next after the UN WGIC? Greg Scott, UNSD
6 UN-GGIM High Level Forum 2020 David Henderson, UK
Session 3: Overview of UN Activities
Chair: Dorine Burmanje, co-Chair UN-GGIM
11 Report from UNECE Steven Vale, UNECE
12A UN-GGIM Thematic Networks (Europe Region):
– Academic Network
– Geospatial Societies
Menno-Jan Kraak, University of Twente
12B UN-GGIM Thematic Networks (Europe Region):
– Private Sector Network
Peter ter Haar, Ter Haar Geoinnovation Ltd.
Session 4: SDGs and Earth Observations
Session Chair: Antonio Arozarena, vic-Chair, UN-GGIM: Europe
13 The EU space programme (COPERNICUS, GALILEO) in support of the SDGs Catharina Bamps, DG Grow
14 Copernicus and EO data in support of SDGs: a case study in Italy Fabio Volpe, Italy
15 Developing the first global statistical standard defining cities, urban and rural areas: a progress report Nikolaos Roubanis, Eurostat
Session 5: Formal Business & wrap-up
Chair:  Tomaž Petek, Chair of the Executive Committee UN-GGIM: Europe
16A Report from Regional WG Core Data Dominique Laurent & Clement Godin, France
16B Report from Regional WG Data Integration Pier-Giorgio Zaccheddu, Germany
16C Report from Regional WG GRF – Europe Markku Poutanen, Finland
16D Presentation of UN-GGIM: Europe Work plan Chair
18 Plenary wrap-up
Carol Agius, UN-GGIM: Europe Secretariat