UNSDI Global Partners Meeting (UGPM)

General Information

Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day) to Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)
Venue (short): 
Frascati, Italy

The United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure Global Partners Meeting (UGPM), convened by the United Nations Geospatial Information Working Group (UNGIWG), took place at the European Space Agency (ESA) Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy on 1 and 2 March 2007.

The objectives of the meeting were to brief representatives from Member States on the UNSDI development process and its current status and to engage in a structured dialogue on the institutional, technical and coordination issues facing the development and implementation of a proposed UNSDI in coordination and cooperation with similar developments at national, regional and global level. This gathering built upon the UNSDI discussions held internally within UNGIWG and was meant to explore how a UNSDI would be situated in the context of non-UN SDI initiatives."

82 Participants attended the meeting representing UN Member States, United Nations Agencies, Programmes and Missions, global, regional and national spatial data infrastructure initiatives, a variety of scientific establishments and the private sector.

Numerous and informative “tone setting” presentations related to the UNSDI context: applications context; national and regional SDI initiatives; capacities and tools for geospatial information access and analysis; UNSDI vision, strategy and implementation plan; UNSDI coordination offices mandate and activities and possible UNSDI support mechanisms provided a clear understanding of the main potential stakeholders contributions and roles in the UNSDI development and implementation process.

Based on these presentations and participants’ own experiences, suitably composed breakout groups and a Panel Session, comprising selected representatives from UN agencies, Member States, Regional Organizations and potential Partner Programmes identified a series of key issues on:

  • Institutional and technical aspects related to UNSDI development and implementation process and;
  • “the joys and responsibilities of partnering and coordination”.

Following lively and fruitful exchanges of views, experiences and expertises, a set of recommendations for the UNSDI development process of UNGIWG have been outlined.

Keynotes

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Opening Session
Lecturer: Volker Liebig

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Opening

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Opening
Lecturer: Jeff Tschirley

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Opening
Lecturer: Jelle Hielkema

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Session: Opening
Lecturer: Harlan Onsrud

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 1 - The Application Context for Geospatial Information Management and Interoperability Services
Lecturer: Mark Smulders, Henri Josserand

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 1 - The Application Context for Geospatial Information Management and Interoperability Services
Lecturer: Orjan Jonsson

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 1 - The Application Context for Geospatial Information Management and Interoperability Services
Lecturer: Mick Wilson

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 1 - The Application Context for Geospatial Information Management and Interoperability Services
Lecturer: Olivier Cottray

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 1 - The Application Context for Geospatial Information Management and Interoperability Services
Lecturer: Olivier Arino

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Tatiana Delgado

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Alessandro Annoni

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Ms Romy Schmidt

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Ganiy Agbaje

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Mr. José Alonso Jimenez

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: Session 2 - Regional and national reporting on SDI development status
Lecturer: Mauro Salvemini

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 3 - Capacities and Tools for Geospatial Information Access, Management and Analysis
Lecturer: Frederique Berenbach

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 3 - Capacities and Tools for Geospatial Information Access, Management and Analysis
Lecturer: Nicolas Pron, Kris Oswalt

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 3 - Capacities and Tools for Geospatial Information Access, Management and Analysis
Lecturer: Olivier Senegas

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 3 - Capacities and Tools for Geospatial Information Access, Management and Analysis
Lecturer: Salvador Bayarri

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 3 - Capacities and Tools for Geospatial Information Access, Management and Analysis
Lecturer: Luigi Fusco

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Thursday, March 1, 2007 (All day)

Session: 4 - UNSDI Vision, Strategy and Implementation Plan
Lecturer: Barry L.Henricksen

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 5 - Breakout Groups
Lecturer: Annoni Delgado

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 5 - Breakout Groups
Lecturer: Gould Venema

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 5 - Breakout Groups

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 6 - Activities and experiences of national UNSDI Coordination Offices
Lecturer: Jan Cees Venema

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 6 - Activities and experiences of national UNSDI Coordination Offices
Lecturer: Karel Charvat

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 6 - Activities and experiences of national UNSDI Coordination Offices
Lecturer: Alessandro Annoni

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 6 - Activities and experiences of national UNSDI Coordination Offices
Lecturer: Gabor Remetey

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 6 - Activities and experiences of national UNSDI Coordination Offices
Lecturer: Jan Cees Venema

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Jarmo Ratia

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Giovanni Rum

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Mike Jackson

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Mauro Salvemini

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Enrica Porcari

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Martien Molenaar

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Carmelle J. Terborgh

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Greg Yetman

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Craig Lee

Slides:
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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Chris Higgins

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 7 - UNSDI Partner Programmes, Institutions and Support Mechanisms
Lecturer: Werner Balogh

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: Panel discussion on “The Joys and Responsibilities of Partnering and Coordination”
Lecturer: Jackson, Marschatz

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Friday, March 2, 2007 (All day)

Session: 8 - Country case study presentation and discussion
Lecturer: Margaret Hall