European GEO Workshop

Helsinki, 19 - 21 June 2017  

The purpose of the conference is to bring together European stakeholders interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS.

ECOPOTENTIAL will be presented by the coordinator Antonello Provenzale during the Session 3: How Ecosystem and Biodiversity data and knowledge can support the GEO objectives (talk title: Geosphere-biosphere interactions and ecosystem changes from space: the ECOPOTENTIAL view), and by Silvia Giamberini (Session 20: Global change impacts in mountain region:  (Geosphere-biosphere interactions in mountain protected areas: the ECOPOTENTIAL view).  Session 20, coordinated by Antonello Provenzale, will host presentations from many ECOPOTENTIAL scientists, focussing on monitoring and modelling research activities in mountain areas, with the following talks:

-   Mountain Protected Areas from space, Joan Masó  - CREAF

-   The Sentinel Alpine Observatory, Marc Zebisch - EURAC

-   Elevation Dependent Warming and the need for a network of monitoring stations: the role of GEO GNOME, Elisa Palazzi CNR ISAC  - GEO GNOME

-   Joint response to the Grand Challenges: eLTER RI as generic European research infrastructure for ecosystem, critical zone and socioecological research, Michael Mirtl Environment Agency Austria  - eLTER, ILTER

-   A concrete example: blending remote sensing and in situ data at the Sierra Nevada National Park in Spain, Francisco Bonet Garcia University of  Granada

-   Mountain ecosystems under global change - bridging the science-policy gap, Eleonora Musco  - UN Environment.

In the same session, a future perspective of enlargement of research on mountain areas will be given by Letizia Spampinato,  INGV Italy, with a talk about  Volcanic Supersites as multidisciplinary mountain observatories.

The event will take place at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki.